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Molecular Basis of Obesity-Revealing the Unknown Facts

...be a promising target for controlling diet-induced obesity in humans. Spontaneous physical activity, subcon...ice might serve as a basis for new ways to prevent obesity and resulting diseases such as cardiovascular conditions and diabetes in humans. Bsx is a promising ...

Pramlintide-A Boon to Restrain Fast Food Consumption

...mylin Pharmaceuticals clinical research program in obesity includes several ongoing studies that test pramlintide in combination with other hormones involved in weight control, such as peptide YY and leptin, Weyer said. Research in obese rats suggests that amylin may restore the response to leptin, which is ...

Drinking Oolong Tea can Help Fight Obesity

...y along with identifying five new genes related to obesity during a five-year study have also found that poly...off the flab. According to Xirong, the seeds of obesity can be planted in children while they are still fetuses in the womb. He claims that when pregnant ...

Now a Drug to Stop the Feeling of Hunger

...he brain. A person seriously wishing to overcome obesity could take this compound orally in order to curb his appetite, thus leading to natural weight loss. The peptide has already been patented in Europe and the U.S., and a commercial firm, Bioline RX Ltd. of Jerusalem has purchased development rights fro...

A Novel Target for Type-2 Diabetes Atk2

...so have disorders in fat metabolism as a result of obesity and abnormal insulin action. Birnbaum is also the ...Consequently, more fat is deposited in tissues and obesity worsens. Until now there was no clear connection between insulin and the control of fat metabolism...

Housework Helps Lower Diabetes Risk: Australian Study

...d of the day," she said. Diabetes, often caused by obesity and poor diet, has struck wealthy countries on a massive scale in the past 20 years....

Obesity Pill Zimulti Increases Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

Boffins conducting clinical trials of obesity pill Zimulti found that it increases suicidal thoughts in patients. Reviewers for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that though the 20-milligram dose of the drug, led to significant weight loss over one year when taken with a low-calori...

Breast Reduction Surgery Among Boys Rising in US

...eduction surgery at 15. His problem was not one of obesity but of glandular overgrowth. He was given anonymity, after saying he was still too embarrassed to speak publicly about the issue. I took my shirt off once, and a couple of kids laughed at me, and I never took my shirt off again, he said. His pediatri...

Alli- a New Weapon for War Against the Bulges

... in Michigan, which has the nation's fifth-highest obesity rate. Unlike the hundreds of other weight-loss products for sale without a prescription, alli (pronounced AL-eye), is the only diet drug that is considered safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration. Dieters who will follow a low-fat, re...

Radical Gastric Bypass Surgery Heightens the Effects of Alcohol

...orbid obesity. It is also one of the most common obesity operation performed in the United States with about 177,600 people undergoing the procedure last year. Federal guidelines say a person should be at least 100 pounds overweight and should have tried traditional weight-loss means before choosing surger...

Cytokine Resistance Contributes to Pathology of Type 2 Diabetes

...ething happens. And its worse in those people with obesity or diabetes and lasts longer than it does in others. Why? The imbalance may be the elevation in pro-inflammation. But it probably also includes a loss of anti-inflammatory function, Freund said....

Obesity Worsens Life Quality of Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Researchers have found that obesity worsens the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on four key levels including pain, fatigue, physical function and overall utility scores. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by Dr Siri Lillegraven at Diakonhj...

Campaign Aims To Improve Nutrition Among Hispanics

...hier 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...

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...

Sugary Foods Turn Kids Teeth Rotten in US

...vity rates. "The same things contributing to the obesity epidemic can also contribute to tooth decay," said Dr. Gary Rozier, a dentist who teaches public health policy at the University of North Carolina. Inadequate dental care may also play a role. Cavities in young children can form very quickly, and p...

Canadians Despair for Family Doctors

...mie Bogart's approval for treatment for his severe obesity came one day after he was buried," she added. A disaster in the making unless all concerned put their heads together and devise appropriate strategies, sociologists warn. GPL/V...

Intake of Cherries Could Cut the Risk of Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease

...th metabolic syndrome – characterized by abdominal obesity (or belly fat), high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels – are at greater risk for cardiovascular disease, which remains the nation's top killer. Previous studies have shown that the compounds ...

Force-feeding a Scourge Among Mauritanian Nomads

...government seems to have realized that in reality, obesity has reached epidemic proportions among Mauritanian...ent radio sketches warning women of the dangers of obesity have had little effect on a society where fatness is revered as a symbol of nobility and good breedi...

Women More Vulnerable to Multiple Sclerosis, Research Shows

... more than men?'" Cutter says. During that time, obesity and smoking rates have increased among women, the oral contraceptive was introduced, and there has been a trend toward earlier menstruation and later childbirth. These factors influence levels of the sex hormones, and there is some evidence that se...

Chronically Ill Prisoners Face Great Healthcare Problems

... There were also examples of people suffering from obesity and hypertension who said that being in prison had improved their health, because they had better access to information and services. And one prisoner, who had better things to do than worry about his health on the outside, said that being in pris...

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