Tag: "obesity" at biology news
Could one less cookie a day help the fight against fat?
...This is the most urgent priority in addressing the obesity
epidemic, he said. We asked ourselves, whats it go...ion. The NHANES data showed that the prevalence of obesity
increased from 23 percent to 31 percent between 1988 and 1994 in the United States. Hills team calcu...
Fast-paced lifestyle helps to erode teens teeth
...alth of teens' teeth, and helped fuel the national obesity
epidemic," says Julie Barna, DMD, MAGD, spokespers... most significant causes of increased cavities and obesity
for today's teens. Fifteen percent of American adolescents ages 6-19 are overweight. The number is e...
High sugar blood levels linked to poor memory
...ant treatment implications given that diabetes and obesity
are reaching epidemic proportions in the United States and there are a large number of middle aged and elderly individuals with impaired glucose metabolism and memory dysfunction."...
UNC study confirms that food portion sizes increased in U.S. over two decades
...other reason for the widespread, unhealthy rise in obesity
among U.S. children and adults, University of Nort... because it documents this trend, but also because obesity
presents a growing health threat both in the United States and abroad." The research involved analyz...
Scientists identify hundreds of worm genes that regulate fat storage
...d could point the way for designing drugs to treat obesity
and its associated diseases such as diabetes. To ...thin our bodies is one of the underlying causes of obesity
and that drugs can be developed to correct these missing circuits of metabolic communication. The c...
UT Southwestern researchers develop new model for understanding obesity, diabetes
...ed a new model for understanding the mechanisms of obesity
and diabetes in humans. Their work appears in toda...th issues facing mankind. The alarming increase in obesity
highlights the critical need to identify genes that are involved in regulating fat-cell development ...
Research shows less income, education not always top factors in child obesity
...roblem with that observation was that it suggested obesity
and overweight would be difficult to curtail becau... in the January issue of Obesity Research, the top obesity
journal. Her co-authors are Drs. Linda Adair and Barry M. Popkin, associate professor and professor,...
Takeda Chemical Industries and Beth Israel Deaconess announce research agreement
...to investigate the molecular basis of diabetes and obesity
and to develop new therapies for these metabolic d...ion and synergy among the researchers." Diabetes, obesity
and related metabolic disorders are among the most pressing of today's health-care concerns: Accordi...
Cell division required, twice before fat cells mature
...world, and storing the excess calories can lead to obesity
and many serious associated health problems," notes Daniel Lane, Ph.D., professor of biological chemistry at the school's Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. "Our finding may lead to new ways to tackle obesity, since we now know a crucial step i...
Could an anti-marijuana compound hold the key to body weight and appetite control?
...tyle -- is the likely culprit in the high rates of obesity
seen among indigenous peoples who were originally ...ckly into obese adults. The aesthetic qualities of obesity
are the least of the problems associated with this spike in worldwide weight gain. The disorder is ...
Is there a common genetic link for depression and cardiovascular disease?
... the G-3 subunit allele-T was observed not only in obesity
but also in patients with hypertension. Moreover, the combination of these two variants of the ACE and G-3 genes have recently been shown to increase the risk for myocardial infarction. Interestingly, both proteins and their genes are not only releva...
First awards for FIC global health research initiative program for new foreign investigators
...and Prevention, Beijing, China, to study childhood obesity
in China. Dr. Du was a Fogarty fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under the International Training and Research Program in Population and Health; Dr. Pedro Ferrand, University of Chile, to work on a project studying variation...
Mild aerobic exercise no protection from osteoporosis
...earch is needed to define methods that will reduce obesity
while preserving or enhancing bone health." Stewart and colleagues studied 84 adults (38 men and 46 women) ages 55 to 75 with higher than normal blood pressure but who were otherwise healthy. They were not exercising regularly, defined as moderate...
UT Southwestern scientist helps identify neurons in worms that control link between stress, eating
...stern and an author of the study. "The epidemic of obesity
in America makes [the findings on neurons] potentially relevant to health." Scientists have long known that soil worms, called Caenorhabditis elegans, have varying eating habits. The species of the worm commonly used in research labs tends to feed al...
When Media, Science and Public Policy Collide: The Case of Food and Biotechnology
... and red meat is, in fact, more protective against obesity
than a low-fat diet rich in carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables. Immediately, the Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution book shot up to number one on the Times's advice books bestseller list. Of course, conventional wisdom, based on "science," has branded...
The role of obesity and calories in cancer prevention
.... Given these trends, as well as the link between obesity
and cancer and several other chronic diseases, the...ntervention strategies that simultaneously prevent obesity
and reduce cancer risk is critical. Several studies presented at the American Association for Cance...
Big-bottomed sheep have a rare genetic mutation that builds muscle, not fat
...could explain specific processes that give rise to obesity
and fat metabolism, said Randy Jirtle, Ph.D., professor of radiation oncology at Duke and co-author of the study. "These sheep are, in effect, pumping iron without lifting weights," explained Jirtle. "They are converting food into muscle in their hin...
Teen soft drink consumption often misstated
... and beverage consumption, physical inactivity and obesity
is complex. Great discipline will be needed to address this tough issue with solutions that will truly work. Exaggeration of the issues misinforms and debases the public policy process that is supposed to fix societal problems as efficiently and ef...
Subtract a gene and feasting mice add no fat
...ble to devise drugs to effectively protect against obesity
and diabetes. The gene SCD-1 produces an enzyme kn...the excess fat," says Ntambi. "The protection from obesity
involves increased energy expenditure and increased oxygen consumption." Attie says that while the s...
Framingham heart study finds strong link between overweight/obesity & risk for heart failure
While extreme obesity
has been associated with heart failure, until now,... the influence of overweight and lesser degrees of obesity
on the risk of this disease. According to a new study supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Bl...
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