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Overweight Cats Risk Disease And Premature Death, Cornell Study Finds
ITHACA, N.Y. -- Seriously overweight
cats are more likely to suffer diabetes mellitus, ...ers -- about 29 percent -- thought their cats were overweight
in the same survey. Ralston Purina Co., the American pet food manufacturer, funded the four-year fol...
Couch Potatoes, Not French Fries, May Be To Blame For Obesity
...tween 1960 and 1991, the number of adults who were overweight
increased from 25 percent to 33 percent, according to the U.S. government's 1995 "Third Report on Nutrition Monitoring in the United States, Volume I." Binkley compared data from the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Behavioral Risk Factor Surveys ...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
... mice, all with normally high levels ofleptin, are overweight
because they have varying degrees of insensitivity...cond strain, the New Zealand Obese (NZO) mouse, is overweight
because of the action of severalgenes. The third kind of mouse, called Yellow Agouti (Ay), is obese...
Regulator Of Fat Thermostat Found
... leptin in their blood. This finding suggestedthat overweight
people may become unable to respond to leptin, tho...olism. Dagogo-Jack says the findings suggest that overweight
people still have leptinreserves. "Because their supplies are not exhausted," he notes, "future lept...
Genetic Risk Factors For Anorexia Nervosa Sought
...ear ofobesity, and a distorted body image of being overweight
when emaciated. Womensuffer from anorexia at rates ten times higher than men, and the disorder alsooccurs most often among women of middle and upper socio-economic standing. Abuseof laxatives and excessive exercise to promote weight loss are common b...
Not Just What You Eat That Affects Risk For Heart Disease And Stroke; Your Genes Influence How Much Damage High-Fat Diet Causes
...s. One individual may be slender andanother may be overweight
and find losing weight a challenge. One person may...re are individuals genetically at risk of becoming overweight
and obese. "Similarly, when exposed to a caloric surplus for long periods of time,there are ind...
Research Finds That Watching TV Helps Kids Put On Pounds
...ng heavier is a major public health concernbecause overweight
children are more likely to become overweight
adults. Andersen notes that "more research is clearly indicated to help usidentify effective...
"Salt Gene" Determines Benefit Of Low-Salt Diet
...ns in the study. TOHP participants were moderately overweight
and had borderline high bloodpressure. That is, their diastolic blood pressure -- the force pressing onblood vessels between heart contractions -- was between 83 and 89 millimeters ofmercury (mm/Hg). This is below the level of 90 mm/Hg that doctors...
Life In Womb Determines Adult Health
...begins: "Do you have high blood pressure? Are you overweight
even though you are onlythirty? It may be that your mother worked too hard while she was pregnant. Current medical research clearly shows that as a result of your mother's lack ofgood nutrition and rest, you are now programmed to have life-threateni...
News Tips Wednesday, March 24, 1999
...t means higher risk of heart disease andstroke for overweight
people. In a study of nearly 1,000 men and 1,700 ...each middle age. Researchers found peoplewho are overweight
early in life have higher levels of risk factors forcardiovascular disease -- high blood cholesterol...
Landmark obesity study
...hatcould lead to new pharmaceutical treatments for overweight
people worldwide. Published in the September issue of the international journal, Nature Medicine,the finding is a dramatic departure from most current obesity research, whichconcentrates on controlling appetite. This new approach centers on the way...
All fats are not created equal: Some fats may protect the heart
...ecause of the growing number of individuals whoare overweight
and obese," she says. The American Heart Association's current dietary guidelines recommend limitingtotal fat consumption to no more than 30 percent of daily calories. Saturatedfat should comprise no more than 8 to 10 percent of total calories, and ...
OHSU scientists locate 'fat thermostat' in brain
...tland, Ore.-- It's the same story for thousands of overweight
Americansfighting the battle of the bulge. They diet to lose weight, only to regain thoseextra pounds once they return to their normal eating habits. Now, thanks in partto the work of researchers at Oregon Health Sciences University, the actualneuron...
Study confirms protein culprit in alcohol-induced liver disease
... in men than women but the mostsensitive group are overweight
females. So we're hypothesizing that estrogenplays a role in the mechanism of pathology." In that regard, Thurman plans toapply the study's technology to estrogen receptor knockout mice....
Significant health benefits of a daily fish meal as part of a weight loss regimen
...the University of WesternAustralia have found that overweight
patients being treated for hypertensionwere able to realize significant health improvements--not only in cholesterollevels but also in diabetic symptoms--by incorporating a daily meal of fish intotheir weight-loss diet. The 69 subjects in the study ...
Sodium intake linked to increased risk of heart disease death in overweight persons
...ses the risk of heart disease-related mortality in overweight
individuals, according to a study published in the... 1992, there were 810 total deaths among the 2,688 overweight
participants, with 214 of these deaths from heart disease. The study, led by Dr. Jiang He of the T...
Americans still face dietary challenges
...ing data that show that more Americans have become overweight
during the last decade. The percentage of overweight
teens increased (from 15 percent to 21 percent), as did the percentage of overweight
adults (from 26...
Too large portions encourage overeating by preschoolers
...nd grocery stores and the increasing prevalence of overweight
among U.S. adults and children." Several previous studies at Penn State and elsewhere have shown that adults eat more when served large portions. The current study, the first with children, shows that the learned behavior of ignoring internal hunge...
Study: exercise, even without weight loss, is good for the heart
...d this should provide encouragement to millions of overweight
Americans, many of whom quit exercise programs bec...neficial effects on cardiovascular risk factors in overweight
people with elevated cholesterol levels," Kraus said. Not surprisingly, Kraus said, all of the patie...
The reproductive medicine revolution
...n should couples be refused IVF how best to help overweight
women become fertile assisted reproductive techniques and distress -- how changes to reproductive technology could improve quality of life These are just a few examples of the stories from the conference. The media are welcome at all sessions. Reg...
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