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Atkin’s Low-carb Diet Best for Weight Los

...eight.” Dr. Arya Sharma, chair of cardiovascular obesity research at McMaster University, said “Patients ar...ed, “ What’s quite clear is that patients who have obesity and need to lose weight and keep that weight off cannot eat like other people. Diet is only one part...

Targeting SOCS-3 can Control Obesity

A new research demonstrates how obesity causes the breakdown of a brain system that regulates appetite. The study also points// to a key gene as a possible target for new drug therapies to help individuals lose weight. More than 60 percent of American adults are overweight and around 30 ...

Extreme Treatment for Obese Teens Becoming a Fad

...ry of New Jersey show, the use of surgery to treat obesity has tripled within the years 2000 to 2003. The figure stayed about the same from 1996 to 2000, but it increased more than three-fold by 2003, a year in which 771 of these operations were performed. From 1996 to 2003, a total of 2,744 people age 10 ...

Ticking Time Bomb of Scotland-diabetes

...nce the name maturity –onset diabetes, but because obesity is a major risk factor, more and more younger people are getting it. If one parent is diagnosed, the risk for their children increases three-fold. If both parents are affected the risk increases seven-fold. The statistics are clear with no compr...

Childhood Obesity Linked to Early Puberty.

...ts kind and established a clear link between early obesity and early puberty. According to the researchers, obesity trend in Britain is similar to that in US and it is time now for the government to act upon this iss...

Excessive TV Viewing Linked to Poor Eating Habits in Children

...ased TV or video viewing, patterns associated with obesity and cardiovascular problems, he said. Furthermo...ng and overweight is due to the eating side of the obesity equation rather than the exercise side, Gillman said. That equation is energy in (calories from food...

Study Finds Fat Type That can Protect Against Weight Gain and Diabetes

...iabetes, while others// are more likely to develop obesity and this most common form of diabetes on any diet....t may account for why some mice are protected from obesity and diabetes and others are not. This study began by exploring differences in basal energy expendi...

Chilli Extract may Stop Fat Cell Growth

...an, note that previous studies have suggested that obesity may be reduced by preventing immature fat cells (adipocytes) from developing into mature cells, and other studies have shown that capsaicin can decrease the amount of fat tissue and decrease fat levels in the blood. Over 300m adults are obese world...

Schools Help Hold the Line Against Childhood Obesity

Schools do more to help prevent obesity among children than they do to cause it, new resea...e problem,” Downey said. “The problem of childhood obesity would actually be much worse if children were not in school.” The study appears in the April 2007 ...

French Women can Get Fat

...ay food is marketed and processed, the tide of the obesity epidemic will just rush forward, causing millions worldwide to suffer an early death or disability. There are other European countries, which have prepared the way for France. Sweden and Norway forbid broadcast advertising aimed at children. Ir...

C Section On The Rise In Obese Women

...creased to 23.2%. There is also a 3.5% increase of obesity among women from 1995 to 2006. There is an increase of emergency C sections while the elective caesarians remain at the same level. When age factor is considered, older women in Netherlands and Finland are having considerably lower levels of C sectio...

Grossly Overweight Boy Likely to Be Sent into Care

Fighting child obesity has taken a serious turn with the involvement of s... on Connor’s future will consist of two specialist obesity nurses, a consultant pediatrician, the deputy head of Connor’s school, a police officer and two or m...

A New DVD Game to Fight Against Obesity

... game to create awareness about the ill effects of obesity in children has been devised by an Australian auth...nics," and teaches youngsters the disadvantages of obesity while playing the game. The game begins with an introduction to the game plot by Neuro, a Yoda-lik...

Minorities More Likely to Receive Alcohol Counseling

...et counseling when the prevalence of overweight or obesity is higher among minorities.” It would be naive to disregard the possibility of racial bias or stereotype toward blacks and Hispanics in medical settings and assume that the difference in who gets counseling about alcohol use is coincidental, Borrel...

Building a Better Breakfast to Manage Weight

...reakfast alone may not be the solution to reducing obesity among American consumers, but some reformulation o...cts on people’s satiety the promise of controlling obesity may result, according to the article. Source-Newswise<BRSRM...

“Bridge” Protein Spurs Deadliest Stages of Breast Cancr

...d examines signaling pathways that are involved in obesity and diabetes, has studied the roles played by Gab-2 and its chemical cousin Gab-1, in various disorders. His fundamental analyses of cell signaling for Gab-2 led him to study the protein in cancer cells. Feng and his colleagues began by examining G...

Lard, Have Mercy

...crine system or disrupt its hormones and result in obesity ,as seen in animal models. Others scientists speak of viruses such as the adenovirus, which can make you fat. It is indeed a heavy mess that highly developed countries such as America- the fat capital, where 30 percent are medically obese, Aust...

Cancer Risk Pronounced in Women With an Ample Waist

...Research UK, said: "While the general link between obesity and cancer is known, this study adds specific evidence that overweight women face a significantly increased risk of endometrial cancer.” This study underlines the importance of maintaining a healthy weight by consuming a low-fat, high-fiber diet t...

C-Reactive Protein Induces Hypertension

...ating factor that rises with chronic inflammation, obesity and aging to the regulation of blood pressure," said Dr. Philip Shaul, professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern and the study's senior author. "Doing so provides a new perspective on how these conditions have a negative impact on cardiovascular hea...

Thailand Government Officials Asked To Be Health Conscious

.... In a conference promoting health, he said that obesity in Thailand is on the rise at an alarming rate which leads to diabetes and heart diseases. One out of every twenty one Thai is said to suffer from diabetes. According to him Thais have been consuming carbohydrate and calorie rich food which are als...

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