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UNC scientists find U.S. children snack more now than they did two decades ago
...increases over the past three decades in childhood obesity
and related complications have led to increased co...ment, Popkin said. For that reason, and because obesity
has been linked to adult-onset diabetes and various cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks an...
Consuming more protein, less carbohydrates may be healthier
...esult: Americans take in more calories than ever, obesity
is at an all-time high, and heart disease rates equal those of the 1970s. In addition, the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta recently announced a 10 percent rise in the rates of cardiac deaths among 15- to 34-year-olds between 1989 and 1996, and...
"Soft" science? Fat's health impacts are often oversimplified, Science news feature contends
... Heart Association reports. Since the early 1980s, obesity
has increased dramatically in America, from 14 per...and diabetes is also on the rise. The incidence of obesity
and diabetes, which both increase heart disease risks, began to rise about the same time that "the g...
Study: overweight more common among early-maturing girls, especially minorities
...rly-maturing black girls faced the highest risk of obesity
with 57.5 percent of them being at or above the 85th percentile ofU.S. adolescent female body mass index, a measure of relative weight. Because many health experts believe girls as a group may develop physically sooner than they did in past g...
How fat kills heart cells
...nging from such chronic conditions as diabetes and obesity
to the pathology that leads to sudden death in otherwise healthy young people. Still, it has been difficult to judge whether excess lipid storage reflects some other underlying pathology or whether it contributes directly to the death of heart muscle...
Hormone the trigger for fat metabolism; scientists closer to tests in humans
DENVER March 27, 2001 Most people believe that obesity
is only caused by eating too much or not getting e...ommunity and the lay public that the only cause of obesity
is either appetite or lack of exercise, this new study provides us with more information about how a...
New tools for health care providers and the public to combat overweight and obesity
...uides new features, which were not in the original obesity
guidelines, include a 10-step plan and a quick reference tool to help physicians assess, classify, and treat overweight and obesity. The guide also includes detailed sections on dietary therapy, physical activity, and behavior therapy. In addition...
Different effects of puberty on resting metabolism in white and African American children
...r this lower REE contributes to the development of obesity
in African Americans cannot be proven at this time. The role of environmental factors such as food intake and physical activity, and how these factors contribute to the overall regulation of energy balance must first be determined in this ethnic grou...
Energy-restricted diets shown to be best for improving lipid profiles
...ss the board. However, the increasing incidence of obesity
in many parts of the world is associated with increased lipid risk factors and will result in more patients who seek weight-loss strategies for primary CVD prevention....
Metabolism in women after weight loss varies from that of never overweight women
...on, women who reach a normal weight after previous obesity
have different metabolic profiles than women who have never been overweight. This study by Raben et al. provides comparative information on metabolic reactions to either a high-fat, high-starch or high-sucrose diet. The participants included 18 nor...
Two major U.S. dietary patterns result in different obesity and cardiovascular risk factors
... Eighteen biomarkers associated with CVD risk and obesity
were measured, including HDL and LDL cholesterol, ...-peptides, all biomarkers strongly associated with obesity
and diabetes mellitus. High consumers of the Western diet tended to have less healthy lifestyles tha...
Age and race are significant risk factors for vitamin D deficiency and disability among elderly women
...e more-disabled group. In the less-disabled group, obesity
may have been more of a defining factor because of its effect on outdoor activity and exposure to sunlight. The authors conclude that elderly black women are at significant risk for bone loss, bone fractures and disability due to vitamin D deficien...
Antibiotics, yogurt seen as potential treatment for common liver disorder
...st likely become more prevalent as the epidemic of obesity
continues," says Anna Mae Diehl, M.D., a professor...dy in obese and lean mice in which they found that obesity
contributes to digestive system malfunctions that in turn allow normally harmless, but always presen...
Women must develop healthy lifestyles well before menopause to avoid heart disease in later years
... They need to control poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity
and high blood pressure while they are still young, said Dr. Kuller, principal investigator, and chairman of the department of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburghs Graduate School of Public Health. By middle age, the damage from an unhealth...
The fabled myrrh may fight cholesterol
...se the resin extract in treating artherosclerosis, obesity
and arthritis. In the 1960s and 70s, Indian scientists were able to identify two properties of the extract which, combined, they named gugulipid -- that appeared to aid in lowering cholesterol. This is something thats been around for thousands of...
New obesity treatment program to sustain weight loss, UCSF study finds
treatment that avoids restrictive diets and weight...study. "This is the first report of a non-surgical obesity
intervention to demonstrate continued weight loss after treatment ends," said Laurel Mellin, MA, RD,...
Scientists Scientists detect mom's influence on obesity and diabetes
... nurture go hand in hand, say scientists who study obesity
and diabetes. In this month's issue of Genome Res...cts together with genetics to increase the risk of obesity
and obesity-related diabetes. Type II diabetes particularly afflicts obese individuals. Numerous ge...
Researchers prevent obesity and diabetes in mice
...as they like without suffering the consequences of obesity
and diabetes," says Clay Semenkovich, M.D., profes... but it now sets the stage for dangerous levels of obesity
in Western society, where food is plentiful and exercise is scarce. And obesity
often causes insulin...
Rising rates of overweight among preschoolers in developing countries
...d for early intervention to prevent an epidemic of obesity
in developing countries such as has arisen in developed nations. Yet the fact remains that wasting rates were found to be considerably higher than rates of overweight in the majority of developing countries, with the least-developed countries having ...
Researchers discover major diabetes susceptibility gene
...tiple genetic and environmental factors, including obesity
and lack of exercise. Moreover, since the disease not only reduces life span but also is typically diagnosed after age 40, it has been difficult to gather the large multi-generation families normally used for genetic studies. But by joining for...
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