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Weight Control for Obese Diabetics

...uting to weight loss. The increasing prevalence of obesity is paralleled by increasing portion sizes in the marketplace, the authors write. 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 off...

Whites Have Highest Risk of Diabetes in U.S

... middle-age or elderly. But as the prevalence of obesity has increased in recent decades, some studies have...e 2 DM in adults, and the increasing prevalence of obesity in both adults and children. The SEARCH study provides unique population-based data on the inciden...

Bright Bodies Weight Program Lowers Diabetes Risk, BMI in Obese Kids

...an American and Hispanic population. The childhood obesity outbreak has also boosted type- 2 diabetes among a...odies, in contrast to care provided at a pediatric obesity clinic. Bright Bodies was created 10 years ago by Savoye-Desanti and merges nutrition education, beh...

Now, a Diet Pill That's as Filling as a Plate of Spaghetti!

...tes. At the time, scientists were trying to battle obesity with balloons inside the stomach, so we thought this might work," he added. The pill has already been tested on 20 people as of now, and another trial is being held with 90 people at the Policlinico Gemelli hospital in Rome. Professor Ambrosio ho...

Alteon Initiates Phase 2 Trial of ALT-2074 in Diabetes and Haptoglobin 2-2

...iabetes and Metabolic Syndrome, diseases linked to obesity and increased oxidative stress, are growing in epidemic proportions in the United States and many other developed countries. The major complications associated with these diseases are cardiovascular in nature, and lead to such events as stroke, hea...

Breast Cancer Outcomes in the Family

... As well as genetics, other risk factors such as obesity and hormone replacement therapy probably play a role in the incidence and outcome of breast cancer. Dr Hartman says the findings are relevant to women with newly diagnosed breast cancer, and to those treating them. The next step will be to understand...

Workers Compelled to Stay in Shape to Avoid Pay Cuts

...d shed pounds. More employers are zeroing in on obesity and smoking as the primary culprits for the ever-rising cost of health care. And that means companies increasingly are tracking not only their employees' productivity but also personal information such as their waistlines, blood pressure and choleste...

Stressed Mice may Hold Clue to How Fat is Stored: Study

...r, or Y2R) are activated during stress, leading to obesity and metabolic syndrome in mice on fatty diets. B...ominal fat, however, they managed to ward off both obesity and metabolic disorders. With more than 300 million people worldwide suffering from obesity and 80...

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

..."If that listing was working, why do we still have obesity today?," Sampson asked. But the New York health commissioner disagreed. "It is unfortunate that some restaurants are so ashamed of what they are serving that they would rather go to court than present this important information where their custom...

Blocking the Y2 Receptors can Prevent Obesity

... suggest that we may be able to reverse or prevent obesity caused by stress and diet, including the worst kin...found effect on the way society will deal with the obesity epidemic. There are millions of people around the world who have lived with high levels of stress ...

American Cancer Society Launches Major New Study

...een cigarette smoking and lung cancer, showed that obesity increases the risk of several cancers, and linked aspirin use to a lower death rate from colon cancer. The current study, CPS-II, began in 1982 and is still ongoing. But changes in lifestyle and in the understanding of cancer in the more than two dec...

Campaign Aims To Improve Nutrition Among Hispanics

...thier food, the AP/Indianapolis Star reports . The obesity rate for U.S. Hispanics increased from 11.6% in 1991 to 23.7% in 2001. Hispanics residents are more likely to be obese and two times more likely to have diabetes than those who are not Hispanic, the AP/Star reports. LNC's campaign features a "Lati...

Health Budget Must Focus On Access To Medical Services, Fitness And Nutrition

...l said reported sports programs to fight childhood obesity must be matched by strong action to improve nutrition in the Australian population. The AMA is calling for the establishment of a National Nutrition Centre, a national nutritional literacy campaign, and a fully independent scientifically-based nat...

Study Report On Ill Effects Of Soft Drinks

...ul effects of: (i) Soft drinks/beverages and obesity (ii) Soft drinks/beverages and dental health (iii) Other health related effects due to consumption of soft drinks/beverages (iv) Contents of soft drinks/beverages Caffeine Phosphoric Acid Ethylene glycol Aspartame Carbon Dioxide Th...

Many Senior Citizens in the Grips of Malnutrition

...quate attention. With all the concentration on the obesity epidemic, issues pertaining to nutrition and malnutrition appear to be on the backburner for physicians and surgeons. 'Primary healthcare workers must also evaluate other factors like weight, weight that may affect a person's nutrition status, such...

Study Evaluates the Incompetence of Blacks as Living Kidney Donors

...o become living kidney donors, and the reasons are obesity and failure to complete the donor evaluation. "Obesity is a growing problem in the African-American community, particularly among women, and this reflects what we found in the study," said Amber Reeves-Daniel, D.O., an instructor in internal medici...

Thin People may Be Internally Fat

...nt assuming they are healthy as they are free from obesity . British researchers caution that thin people may still be fat on the inside. Dr. Jimmy Bells team has conducted extensive research involving 800 subjects to establish that being thin does not mean one is not fat. The study warns that thin p...

Scientists Recommend New Guidelines For Cholesterol Testing In Children

...sterol, or a teen with other risk factors, such as obesity and high blood pressure", he stresses. Other risk factors, such as high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes or smoking, which cover a lot of kids, now, also would trigger cholesterol testing in doctors' offices according to various experts....

Fruit Juice Doesnt Cause Overweight in Kids

Intake of fruit juice does not cause obesity in children, according to a new study by a Houston...tionship between 100 percent juice consumption and obesity among children," said Theresa Nicklas, a child nutrition researcher at the Baylor College of Medicin...

Stand Up And Get Back To Work!

...r the course of a year. Commenting on the study, obesity expert Dr. Arya Sharma of McMaster University says the vertical workstation is one idea for incorporating physical activity into the workplace. While saying "I would love to have a desk like that, he cautions that the study results shouldn't be m...

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