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In mice, drug protects against diabetes and atherosclerosis

... the Health Professionals Follow-Up study who were overweight and who consumed high-fat diets, yet remained healthy. Hotamisligil's team, in collaboration with HSPH Associate Professor Eric Rimm, found a mutation in the aP2 gene. Tissue tests revealed that many of the subjects had a variant of the aP2 gene that...

Fat fish put obesity on the hook

... Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of overweight and obesity have risen steadily over the past 30 y...4). For children aged 2–5 years, the prevalence of overweight increased from 5.0% to 13.9%; for those aged 6–11 years, prevalence increased from 6.5% to 18.8%; an...

BMI not accurate indicator of body fat

...tions for different people. "Is a BMI of 25 for overweight and 30 for obese the right ones to use with 20- to...'re a regular exerciser or an athlete, maybe 28 is overweight for you and 33 is considered obese." BMI, said Pivarnik, is used as a "surrogate" for percent fat...

In obesity, brain becomes 'unaware' of fat

... More than 60 percent of American adults are now overweight or obese, and obesity prevalence in both adults an...ly. His team has plans to examine these effects in overweight primates, whose digestive systems have much more in common with people. The findings do “strongly...

Children who sleep more weigh less

...they are less likely than their counterparts to be overweight five years later. That’s one of the major findings...dy mass index) measures and were less likely to be overweight five years later than their counterparts who slept less, even when their BMI and overweight status a...

Childhood obesity among Quebec Cree raises concerns

...e preschoolers in northern Quebec communities were overweight or obese. Dr. Noreen Willows, a community nutriti...of the 82 participating children, 33 per cent were overweight and 38 per cent were obese. High waist circumferences were of particular concern, as this measur...

20-year study shows significant rise in childhood obesity, especially among girls

...found that young girls were much more likely to be overweight or obese than boys. For example, in 2002 the av... children, especially girls, have become much more overweight or obese in the last 20 years" say lead researchers Drs Ulf Holmback and Anders Forslund from Uppsal...

When the label says 'low fat,' calories can pile up, study says

People -- especially overweight people -- consume up to 50 percent more calories w...ormal-weight people tend not to overeat them while overweight people do. "This is a world of fat-free, carb-free and sugar-free products," said Brian Wansink, t...

Holiday gluttony can spell disaster for undiagnosed diabetics

...tain ethnicities, but is increasingly diagnosed in overweight children as well. With about 14 million diagnosed cases of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and 6 million undiagnosed cases, it's vital to stay healthy during the holidays, Dr. Chandalia said. Keep in mind, she said, that it takes more than avoiding sug...

76 percent of workers older than 60 years of age are overweight or obese

76% of workers older than 60 years of age are overweight or obese. However, less than one third of those 40 years of age and younger suffer these health issues. This is one of the conclusions shown in the research of Alberto Cordero of the School of Medicine, and the University Hospital, published in the ...

Five new technologies that promise to transform medicine

...yle devices that "fry" excess fat with a laser. An overweight patient simply walks through the device and emerges several pounds lighter. No side effects are seen apart from the resizing of his wardrobe. Patients with chronic diseases who need regular medication will benefit from a miniature implant that mon...

UCLA study of community health project shows how group dynamics affect fitness, eating habits

...s. More than 700 staff, members or clients--mostly overweight African-American women--within those organizations completed a 12-week or a six-week curriculum. Among the findings contained in the UCLA analysis of the program: Feelings of sadness or depression decreased significantly among 12-week parti...

Diabetes hits 275 Australians each day as pandemic spreads

...ily) More than 200,000 people progress from being overweight to being obese (nearly 600 people daily) 400,000 ...rediabetes and more than 60% of adults were either overweight or obese. ...

Today's babies are fatter babies

... Over the course of the study, the prevalence of overweight children increased from 6.3 percent to 10 percent,...s). The proportion of children at risk of becoming overweight grew from 11.1 percent to 14.4 percent overall, a 30 percent jump. Infants from birth to six mont...

Matrilin-3 gene discovered to prevent onset of osteoarthritis

...o be both genetic and environmental ?such as being overweight or suffering sports injuries. ...

Chewing up a key regulator of fat synthesis keeps mice lean despite a high-fat diet

...d to type 2 diabetes, especially in people who are overweight and out of shape. The engineered mice consumed an equally high-fat diet but did not gain weight, indicating that fat storage pathways can be tweaked. "Maybe the most amazing finding is that these mice are protected from fatty liver disease, a serio...

One-third of adults with diabetes still don't know they have it

...or older have a family history of diabetes are overweight have an inactive lifestyle (exercise less than three times a week) are members of a high-risk ethnic population (e.g., African American, Hispanic/Latino American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian American, Pacific Islander) have high bloo...

It's not fair! We are programmed to resist weight loss

...induced energy deficits in two different groups of overweight and obese people. "The "plateau effect" has been known about for some time and weight management consultants recommend longer exercise times, higher intensity or cross training to combat it," Dr King said. "But these studies show that a plateau i...

Caloric restriction won't dramatically extend life span in humans: UCLA research

...ot so dramatic, there are very real costs of being overweight -- including greater risk for heart disease and other life threatening illnesses, Phelan said. The human data factored into the mathematical model include the caloric intake of people in Japan, and their longevity, compared with sumo wrestlers, who ...

Research shows smoking adds a decade to reproductive age of IVF patients

...s' chances of having a live birth after IVF. Being overweight also seriously damages their chances. The harmful effects of smoking or being overweight were strongest among those women who had no obvious cause for not conceiving, according to the resea...

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