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Female Infanticide and Feticide Continue to Increase

...poverty. There has also been a substantial rise in obesity in young girls in the UK, the report points out.While girls in Britain often outperform boys in school, they are still victims of discrimination in the workplace. The report points out that a recent study found they were still woefully underrepresent...

Talking With Families may Help Prevent Childhood Obesity

...formation for emotional and behavioral issues like obesity and help the physician understand the patient's pe...study and a preliminary step to begin turning this obesity epidemic around," he said. "We are looking to develop more motivational strategies. The physicians a...

Risk of Traumatic Workplace Injury Increased by Obesity

... five categories: underweight, normal, overweight, obesity levels I and II and obesity level III and BMI was calculated using National Institutes of Health criteria. Researchers found t...

Number of Children Hospitalized With Type 2 Diabetes on the Rise: Research

The childhood obesity epidemic has caught the nations attention. This ep...e of the most troubling complications of childhood obesity is that it is pushing way up the numbers of children and young adults with what is called Type 2 dia...

Teens Need to Eat More Fruits, Veggies to Prevent Obesity

Almost no adolescents are meeting all four key obesity prevention behaviors eating five fruits and veget...that only 0.4 percent of adolescents meet all four obesity prevention objectives, or 5-2-1-0 goals. On individual objectives: 9 percent ate five or more dail...

Clock Gene Plays Role in Weight Gain, Study Finds

...could potentially lead to therapies for inhibiting obesity and for treating its effects on health. Its been known for some time that there are many links between the circadian clock and various aspects of physiology and metabolism, said Carla Green, the studys lead author and an associate professor of biol...

Spending on Diabetes Drugs Soars in US

...06. An aging population and the alarming rise in obesity a leading cause of diabetes are expected to push spending growth rates on diabetes drugs up 16 percent to 20 percent annually. The analysis projects that, by 2009, spending on medicines to treat diabetes could soar by 60 percent to 68 percent fro...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...ho holds a Canada Research Chair in cardiovascular obesity research and management. "Treating the disease h...hich can also cause cardiovascular problems. Any obesity drug either prescription or over-the-counter that doesn't prevent or reduce a person's risk of dev...

Simple Lifestyle Diet Changes can Diffuse 'Cancer Timebomb'

...t a lot of people still do not realise how closely obesity is related to cancer,' he continued. 'People getting fatter will lead to an increase in the number of cancer cases as surely as night follows day. 'You also have to add into the mix that cancer is largely an older person's disease, and the UK h...

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle During Adulthood may Delay Old Age Disability

...ggest that interventions to prevent overweight and obesity in young and middle-age adults may be useful in pr...rontology. While the association between current obesity and physical disability is well-known, the cumulative effect is not. Using data from the Health, Agi...

Vegetarian Diet Could Reduce Risk of Colon Cancer

...while eating out, may result in decreased risk for obesity and colon cancer," said Alan Buchman, M.D., MSPH, AGAF, Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University School of Medicine. "The studies presented today further demonstrate how researchers are beginning to understand the links between diges...

Macrophages may Help Prevent Obesity

...be targeted at adipose tissue macrophages to treat obesity and insulin resistance....

Obese People More Prone to Severe Persistent Asthma

...asthma. "There have been a number of studies on obesity and asthma prevalence, but until now there has been little data on obesity and asthma severity," Taylor said. "We had enough data to adjust for other factors, such as gende...

Obesity Might Lead to Severe Persistent Asthma Attacks: Study

...a role in the results. To further understand how obesity may impact the severity of asthma, researchers loo...s studies, the associations of asthma severity and obesity in this study seem to be slightly stronger in women than men. "To our knowledge, this is one of th...

Link Between Gastric Bypass Surgery and Neurological Conditions

...s. The frequency of operations for treatment of obesity is rapidly growing in the United States, Juhasz Pocsine said. These procedures are usually successful in reducing weight, but they are not without risk. Many of the complications patients experience affect the nervous system, and they are often disab...

Anti-obesity Drugs Claimed Additional Benefits on cardiometabolic Risk Factors Questioned

...g treatments for obesity. Orlistat is the drug for obesity for which there is the most evidence for efficacy and safety to date, and we have previously concluded that it is a reasonable option for obese patients where diet and exercise and/or behavioural measures alone have failed. Rimonabant is the most e...

FASgen Announces New Diagnostic Research Test for Steatohepatitis

...e work in developing therapeutic products to treat obesity by the selective inhibition of FAS and related tar...ds have the potential of specific therapeutics for obesity and related metabolic disorders. For more information, visit FASgen's website at www.fasgen.com....

Obesity Risk Greater For Children Of Overweight Or Single Parents

...link between poor family functioning and childhood obesity were based on studies without population-based dat... prevention and intervention efforts for childhood obesity at families with overweight parents, particularly under-resourced single parent families....

New Studies: Commercials Aren't Making Kids Fat

...ey were in the past." This contradicts childhood obesity scaremongers who have claimed time and again that ...udy notes that "the dramatic increase in childhood obesity rates in the past several decades does not appear to be mirrored by similar changes in food advertis...

Effects of 'starvation Hormone'-Newly Identified in Low-carb Diets

...iver,' said Maratos-Flier, noting that the rise in obesity has contributed to a growing epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.Mammals survive periods of nutrient deprivation by shifting from carbohydrates to so-called ketone bodies as a primary fuel source. Ketone bodies are produced from fatty aci...

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