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Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Overweight in Kids

... programming of child weight. "Because childhood obesity is increasing in prevalence and effective treatment remains elusive, preventing childhood obesity remains critical," says Oken. "The IOM may need to reevaluate its recommendations for gestational we...

Karnataka Pharmacy Gets Licence to Produce Medicines from White Arecanut

...ted allergies. The Pooga trim was used to reduce obesity and control diabetes, he said. The pharmacy was planning to bring out Pooga trim in capsule form too. He said arecanut constituted 50 per cent of the ingredients in Pooga trim, and 30 per cent in the syrup. If there was good demand for these medi...

Obese Heart Patients At Greater Risk

...in the latest Medical Journal of Australia, showed obesity waslinked to wound infection and renal failure following operation. "Morbid obesity was associated with prolonged ventilation, readmission to the intensive careunit and prolonged lengt...

FSA Proposes Packaging of Fatty Food in Smaller Packs

...is highly appreciated in the United Kingdom, where obesity rates have simply trebled in the past twenty years... Let us hope this plan works wonders in reducing obesity and improving the health of the nation. SAV...

Impact of Exercise on Body Fat Is Different for Boys and Girls

...mmendations on exercise to curb the rising tide of obesity in children have tended to take a unisex approach, say the authors. The findings are based on a random sample of 224 children aged between 7 and 10 at 12 schools in the Republic of Ireland. One in five children was overweight, and 6% were obese, ...

Sedentary Lives Equal Shorter ‘sweeter’ Livs

...nforce the case for a strong focus in diabetes and obesity research on sedentary behaviors, such as television viewing, in addition to the now well-established base of evidence on the importance of increasing physical activity”, Dunstan reported. "It is possible that other sedentary behaviors may have an ...

Chubby Cute Little Girls- Not for the Health Conscious

... childhood." Burgess also said that as childhood obesity data from this study was taken almost 40 years ago...ult on-set asthma. "The prevalence and extent of obesity among young girls has grown significantly since 1968," he said. "This means that there are now man...

Chronic Diseases- Lion’s Share of Canada’s Health-care Coss

...suffer from two or more conditions. He opined that obesity is fuelling the rise of many diseases and that simply getting people to eat better, stay active and giving them safe and meaningful work would prevent 80 per cent of the cases of coronary heart diseases, Type 2 diabetes, and over 85 per cent of lung ...

Stay Healthy at Any Age With Preventive Screening

...also includes recent Task Force recommendations on obesity screening and screening for HIV for all pregnant women. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is an independent panel of experts in prevention and primary care. The Task Force conducts rigorous, impartial assessments of the scientific evidence fo...

Your Kids may Not Be Fat Because of too Much TV or Video Games

...TV watching trends”, Biddle concluded. Childhood obesity rates have soared, prompting fears of a generation blighted by diabetes and heart disease. The number of obese children aged two to 10 rose from 9.9 per cent in 1995 to 13.4 percent in 2004. The Government recommends each child should do an hour of...

Eat Fruits- Keep Diseases at Bay

...nd vegetables is associated with decreased risk of obesity and certain chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research in Baltimore analyzed NHANE...

Hypertension, Diabetes and Obesity, a Deadly Trio

Hypertension, diabetes and obesity are all diseases that could result in cardio-vascu...desh, experts said that hypertension, diabetes and obesity generate a condition called metabolic syndrome (MS). It is also known as insulin resistance syndro...

Incidence of Fatty Liver Disease High Among Obese Children

...ser look at a disease whose incidence is rising as obesity in children increases. Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis, more popularly known as Fatty Liver Disease, // occurs in approximately 15% of obese children. Fatty Liver Disease, in which fat accumulates in the liver, while not life threatening in children, c...

Phthalate Exposure Affects Testosterone Levels and Fertility in Men

...nctions in men, and thereby contributing to rising obesity rates and an epidemic of related disorders, such a... in NHANES, 1,451 had data on phthalate exposures, obesity and waist circumference. Of these men, 651 also had fasting glucose and insulin levels required to c...

Bring on the ‘Santa Clauses

...e overeat to stave off depression as he notes that obesity carries numerous health risks, including diabetes and heart disease. AN...

Post Operative Complications More in Obese Patients

... study provides further evidence of the dangers of obesity as it relates to surgery," says lead author Olumuy...y took place in Michigan, one of 10 states with an obesity prevalence of more than a quarter of the population. Source-Eurekalert RI...

Rare Brain Condition Linked to Obesity Surgery

...tudied relevant data of patients who had undergone obesity surgery and discovered 32 cases of Wernicke encephalopathy. Singh found that most instances of the syndrome occurred from 4 to 12 weeks after the surgery. Most of the patients, 27, were women. The complication was found to ‘favor’ women especially ...

Obesity And Environmental Chemicals: Research Probes Potential Link

...al chemicals are a possible third component to the obesity epidemic, along with diet and exercise,” says Gale...mpact caloric expenditure. “There’s much more to obesity than eating too much McDonald’s and not exercising,” says Small. “PBDEs may be one of the confoundin...

Incidence of Cancers Among Chinese Women on the Rise

...s include poor diets, a lack of physical exercise, obesity and smoking. A survey of 13,000 women in Shanghai showed that only 47 percent have had a physical check-up in the last five years; 27 percent have an irregular diet; 23 percent are overweight and 29 percent never take exercise. Experts suggest th...

Kerala Sees Medical Tourism Soaring

...knee replacement, ophthalmology, voice therapy and obesity treatment. The second Kerala Health Tourism (KTH)-2007 fair, to be held in Kochi from March 23 to 26, is jointly organised by the tourism department along with the Confederation of Indian Industry. "We are expecting 1,000 participants from within...

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