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Study Finds Abdominal Fat Not the Prime Cause for Metabolic Syndrome

...d no confounding factors typically associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes, which have been thought to play a key role in the pathogenesis of the metabolic syndrome, apart from insulin resistance in one cohort. Researchers provided the volunteers with two meals high in carbohydrates, and turned to magn...

Diet and Exercise Helps Reduce Weight After Pregnancy

... body weight may be one factor that contributes to obesity among women. Many women are keen to find ways of returning to, and maintaining, pre-pregnant weights, and there is plenty of competing advice on offer. By studying data from six different trials that involved a total of 245 women, a group of Cochran...

Disquieting Slow Down in Heart Disease Deaths Among Under 55s

...ate 1960s, say the authors. But rising trends in obesity and diabetes threaten to halt or even reverse the ...n has emerged in the United States, where rates of obesity and diabetes are also soaring. The party is over, and complacency runs a high risk, they conclude....

Nutritious Diet Help Improve Childrens Academic Performance

...ty of life in children and adolescents showed that obesity leads to considerably lower emotional, social and school functioning. Prevention and treatment of obesity is an important goal for improving mental and physical health for all children. Healthy eating and e...

Obesity, a Risk Factor for Developing Multiple Myeloma

...h has identified possible biological links between obesity and multiple myeloma. For example, adipocytes, cel... "The IL-6 chemical pathway is one possible way obesity could influence the risk of developing diseases like cancer or cardiovascular disease, but the answe...

Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County

...roducts. "This legislation is being driven by an obesity epidemic," board Chairwoman Julia L. Patterson said. "This is a very important element in helping to end that." health providers and a number of diabetic and heart patients in the standing-room-only crowd said customers deserve to have enough informa...

Japanese are Weighed Down by Deviating from Their Traditional Diet

...t, the newspaper said. Despite the phenomenon of obesity among older Japanese citizens, many young females have the problem of weighing too little. An estimated 20 percent of Japanese females in their 20s and 30s are underweight. They pick at low-calorie lunch packs that are also becoming increasingly ...

Experts Warn Against Side Effects of the New Weight Loss Drug

...oss. "I'm sure (Alli) is not the solution to the obesity epidemic," said Christopher Gardner, a Stanford University Medical School nutrition researcher. He painted a glum picture of how a stint with Alli might go: The dieter starts out taking the drug, but doesn't change her diet. Gradually, she begins t...

Obese Infant Kacey Causes Concern

...ofessionals think it is unhelpful to see childhood obesity as potential neglect. Babies who gain weight too fast in the first years of life can become obese and develop high blood pressure later in life, putting hem at risk of early heart disease. Teams at Southampton found in a number of studies that babi...

Diabetic Death Rate Drops in Men but Remains Unchanged for Women

... cardiovascular disease. Diabetes, often caused by obesity and poor diet, has struck wealthy countries on a massive scale in the past 20 years....

Kerala to Set Up Holistic Tourism Centre to Promote Medical Tourism

...knee replacement, ophthalmology, voice therapy and obesity treatment. The Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here has taken the concept of medical value travel (MVT) in the state to newer heights through accreditations and certifications. It was the first Indian hospital to be accredited by the...

Southern England Far Healthier Than the North

...cancer in the entire region, the lowest levels of obesity and the longest life expectancy. By contrast Man...hier lifestyles. It is only when it comes to the obesity that the geographic trend is bucked somewhat, although social deprivation still played a role. The...

Researchers Identify New Risk Marker for Obese Children

...d. Proctor and his colleagues, including U of A obesity researcher Dr. Geoff Ball, believe that apoB48, which is found exclusively in a type of cholesterol produced in the intestine called chylomicrons, may be a foil for LDL cholesterol as an indicator that doctors should look for when estimating a patien...

New Definition Helps Identify Children at Risk of Metabolic Syndrome

...metabolic syndrome can be diagnosed with abdominal obesity (using waist circumference percentiles) and the presence of two or more other clinical features (elevated triglycerides, low HDL-cholesterol, high blood pressure, increased plasma glucose). Although some of these as well as body size and proportions ...

Using Portion-control Dishes can Help Obese Diabetics Lose Weight

...heir body weight. "The increasing prevalence of obesity is paralleled by increasing portion sizes in the marketplace. Portion sizes are an important determinant of energy intake; the number of calories ingested by subjects at a meal has been directly correlated with the serving size offered," the authors ...

ACMA Review Should Lead To Ban On Junk Food Advertising To Kids - AMA

...e urged all groups concerned with child health and obesity to do the same. A ban on junk food advertising t... of the ACMA review, Dr Gullotta said. Childhood obesity is one of the greatest health risks in Australia today. It causes a significant burden on the heal...

Obesity Linked to Lower Tuberculosis Risk in Older Chinese Population

A new study of Chinese people has linked obesity with a lower risk of tuberculosis in the countrys ...y 23.5 percent of the observed level. Baseline BMI obesity at 25 or above was associated with a 30.1 percent decrease in risk, whereas BMI lower than 18.5 incr...

Obesity is Related to Lower Tuberculosis Risk

...h developed and developing countries. In addition, obesity is an increasing problem that is associated with a...studies have systematically examined the effect of obesity and overweight on tuberculosis, especially in Asian populations. Chi C. Leung, M.B.B.S., Tuberculo...

Non Communicable Diseases to Be the Cause of Deaths in Poor Countries by 2115-World Bank

The World Bank said that Cancer, diabetes, obesity and heart disease, chronic illnesses in wealthy nations, will be the leading causes of death in poor countries by 2015. These diseases will replace the present major killers which include malaria, AIDS and tuberculosis. In its report the Bank emph...

Boffins Identify Gene That Helps Regulates Body Weight

...e protective effect against high-fat, diet-induced obesity in the absence of CD38 in mice was invalidated by sirtinol. Mice without CD38 that were treated with sirtinol gained a statistically significant amount of weight when compared with mice without the gene who were not treated with sirtinol. "Toge...

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