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20-year Study Shows Significant Rise in Childhood Obesity, Especially Among Girls

...thousand children over two decades discovered that obesity levels had risen significantly among younger child..., a factor that has been linked to lower childhood obesity levels, young children, especially girls, have become much more overweight or obese in the last 20 y...

Obesity may Be Linked to Middle Ear Effusions in Children

Childhood obesity may be associated with a condition known as otitis...eatment paths. The analysis was performed defining obesity by BMI and by triglyceride and total cholesterol levels, although standards for obesity using blood ...

Study Shows That Indigenous People are Not Genetically Prone to Diabetes

...a modern affluent and sedentary lifestyle leads to obesity and diabetes among indigenous people." "Although there is certainly a genetic component to diabetes that affects people throughout society, the idea that indigenous people have a 'thrifty gene' is dispelled by our research which shows that when it ...

Poor Diet Puts Teenagers' Health at Risk

...y teenagers up for serious health problems such as obesity and the psychosocial and other health-related consequences associated with this condition such as diabetes," he said. The study found that only one third of teenagers ate at least one food from each of the five food groups everyday and just over h...

Eating Polluted Fish can Increase the Risk of Diabetes

...r diabetes risk, a new study shows. // Until now, obesity was thought to be the most important factor in the development of type 2 diabetes - a disorder in which the body does not produce enough insulin - necessary for the body to be able to use sugar. But new study by South Korean researchers has shown t...

UK Scientists to Reveal Genetic Secrets Behind Serious Illnesses

...ities revealed a genetic variation responsible for obesity carried by one in six people. Those carrying one copy of the "fat" FTO gene had a 30 per cent increased risk of being obese compared to a person with no copies of that version, scientists found. Those carrying two copies of the variant had a 70% ...

Childhood Obesity Among Quebec Communities Raises Concerns

Childhood obesity is increasing among the general population in Cana...ersity of Alberta, and her colleagues also studied obesity levels in Cree schoolchildren aged 9 to 12 living in two Cree Nations north of Montreal, Canada. The...

The Gen(i)e Behind Fatsos

...ying a single copy of the FTO variant, the risk of obesity goes up by 30%. Further research in this area will give us a better idea as to why some of us stick out, despite eating in moderation....

Campaign Against Obesity Taken to Schools in US

...ial program enrolling schools in the fight against obesity has started delivering results in Michigan, a Midw...becoming increasingly vulnerable to overweight and obesity around the world. At least 155 million school-age children worldwide were overweight or obese, th...

Denim Lovers Beware, Fertility Could Be in Danger, Says a New Study

...ntensive gardening or farming as well as increased obesity rates have been cited as the major causes for the decreasing sperm count. AIIMS associate professor Dr Rima Dada who led the survey says that when the groins are encased in tight denim trousers, the testicles are pushed back and subjected to a high...

Scales Tipping Alarmingly in the U.S.

...te of increased public awareness on the risks of obesity and the increased use of drastic weight loss strat...many other diseases. The total economic costs of obesity in the U.S are marked at more than $100 billion annually. ANN/B...

New Guidelines to Address Growing Obesity Epidemic

...ss the management and prevention of overweight and obesity in adults and children. These are also important g...such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. "As obesity has become a major health care concern in Canada, the experts agreed that this can no longer be rega...

Study Finds Dietary Fat Interacts With Genes

...otype.” Ordovas concludes that, “The problems of obesity are complex and there is variability among people. This study contributes to our knowledge of how APOA5 works and adds to our understanding of genetics and dietary interventions.” ource-Eurekalert SRM/B...

Obese Prone to Colon Cancer

...ifornia, San Diego have unearthed the link between obesity and cancer of the colon. According to scientists, fat cells in the obese secrete a hormone called leptin, which induces growth of colon cancers. Cancerous cells grow in the colon, rectum and appendix of sufferers. "The fact we have shown how lepti...

Obese People Face More Risk for Cancer of Colon

...tion of BBC news. "These results may explain why obesity increases a person's risk of colon cancer," said lead researcher Kim Barrett. "The fact we have shown how leptin stimulates these cells means that drug companies may be in a better position to develop new treatments against the disease." Source-I...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Pledges $500M To Fund Anti-Obesity Programs

...ic," Lavizzo-Mourey said, adding, "The epidemic of obesity in children is causing kids to have adult diseases...ast few years has pledged $80 million to childhood obesity programs. Source-Kaiser Family Foundation...

Low-sugar Potato Cultivation Spreads in India

... goes into the making of fast-foods blamed for the obesity epidemic. It is perhaps a measure of the effect of the international campaign that the demand for wafers and chips should soar, even forcing changes in cropping pattern, note observers....

500 Million US Dollars to Fight Childhood Obesity

...ces, increase research to enhance understanding of obesity and prod governments into adopting policies to address the problem. The foundation had played a major role in curbing tobacco use too, spending $446 million from 1991 to 2003 toward that goal, and it plans to use those experiences to shape its atta...

Obesity can Cause Asthma too

...hma UK said: "There is long-standing evidence that obesity and asthma are linked. This new research attempts ...hus manage asthma better. Already overweight and obesity have been held to substantially raise the risk of illness from high blood pressure, high cholesterol...

Asthma Incidence Shows a 50 Percent Increase in Fat People

...children and adults." The researchers noted that obesity in the absence of asthma causes physiologic impair...with ‘asthma’ may have respiratory symptoms due to obesity but may not meet rigorous objective physiologic criteria for asthma." The authors concluded that ...

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