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Highlights from the June 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...may not be particularly effective in combating the obesity
epidemic if people are not looking at existing foo...lts indicate that public health efforts to control obesity
perhaps should first focus on an education campaign designed to teach appropriate calorie intake val...
Poor adolescents more likely to be overweight today than 30 years ago
...I believe that the trend in poverty and adolescent obesity
can be reversed, if there is sustained public will...s no silver bullet that will end this trend or the obesity
epidemic in general, we know many of the major factors involved and we are beginning to do something...
Diabetes hits 275 Australians each day as pandemic spreads
.... "With 275 new cases of diabetes and 600 cases of obesity
occurring each day, we now have compelling proof that Australia's diabetes epidemic is in full flight." Professor Zimmet said. In addition to measuring the development of new cases, the follow-up study showed that during the last 5 years: People's ...
Studies shed new light on why exercise can protect against skin and bowel cancers
...nvestigation, bearing in mind the growing rates of obesity
in the Western world, particularly in the USA and UK," he said. Dr Lisa Colbert, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, lead author of the bowel cancer study, said that her study was the first to suggest that a negative ener...
Gene linked to rare disease activates fat breakdown
...an result in prevalent metabolic diseases, such as obesity
and type 2 diabetes, the findings might have important implications for understanding these increasingly common disorders as well, Zechner said....
Imbalance may trigger advance from fatty liver to liver failure
...deposits of fat in their livers. The rapid rise in obesity
is responsible for this epidemic of liver disease associated with insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, the researchers said. The growing trend has the potential to lead to a worrying increase down the line of people in need of liver transplant...
Ghrelin: A player in diabetes but not obesity?
..."Everybody has been pushing the connection between obesity
and ghrelin," said Dr. Roy G. Smith, director of the BCM Huffington Center on Aging, "Companies have been developing ghrelin antagonists as anti-obesity drugs. Now these drugs may have a value in treating diabetes." The downside is that the drugs may...
Just like us, social stress prompts hamsters to overeat, gain weight
...aking them a poor subject for human stress-induced obesity
research. The study asked three questions: Does r...xt steps Syrian hamsters provide a good model for obesity
research, not only because they eat more and gain weight, but because, like humans, they add fat to ...
Expanding waistlines triggered by your genes
...dy illustrates a relationship between the gene and obesity
and metabolism. The MT1-MMP gene is specifically i...will continue to work on the cellular mechanism of obesity
and metabolic diseases from the perspective of 3-D cell biology....
Children's Hospital Boston presents at the 2006 Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting
...: 8:00 AM The genes that cause complex traits like obesity
are extremely hard to pin down: such traits likely... Public Health (HSPH) found an association between obesity
and a common variant of a gene known as INSIG2 (insulin-induced gene 2). Drs. Helen Lyon and Joel Hi...
Eat less, weigh more? Enzyme makes lean mice 'susceptible' to dietary fat
...ons for understanding the genetic underpinnings of obesity
and weight management, the Hopkins investigators say the work affirms the central role of the brain in managing hunger and satiety and offers up new targets for drugs that manipulate CPT1c. But none have been developed so far, says Wolfgang. The new...
Researcher predicts paradigm shift in heart disease treatment
NEW YORK--As the obesity
epidemic grows in the United States, the medical c...complications such as heart disease arise. But, as obesity
expert Louis Aronne, MD, explained, ongoing research into the endocannabinoid (EC) system shows prom...
Joslin's C. Ronald Kahn, MD, to discuss genetics of obesity at AACE meeting
...ill discuss his latest research on the genetics of obesity
at the 15th Annual Meeting & Clinical Congress of ...to Dr. Kahn's most recent study on the genetics of obesity
and body composition, published this month in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: http...
New groundbreaking findings in taste, smell and chemical irritation
...es influence fat preference and the development of obesity
-- The sensory identification of fats involves, at least in part, fatty acid effects on potassium channels in taste cells. The sensitivity to fats and with it fat intake seem to be determined by the ratio of fatty acid-sensitive to fatty acid-insens...
Gene variant associated with obesity risk found with new statistical technique
...and replicated the association between the SNP and obesity
risk in four other populations. The populations in...s such as poor diet and lack of exercise influence obesity
risk. Understanding the genetics underlying obesity
is an important piece in the puzzle of how to ma...
2006 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Reproduction
...lude 15 minisymposia on such topics as pheromones, obesity
and reproduction, generating sperm from human testicular stem cells, and new concepts of puberty....
Big hips, big belly? It's in your genes, Joslin-led study shows
...t makes a difference, since we know that abdominal obesity
is linked to diabetes and many other metabolic con...earchers at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, both obesity
and body shape seem to be controlled by important genes that are part of the mechanisms regulating n...
Research provides clues to obesity's cause and hints of new approach for curbing appetite
...daes and french fries aside, new research suggests obesity
is due at least in part to an attraction between leptin, the hormone that signals the brain when to stop eating, and a protein more recently associated with heart disease. Reporting in Nature Medicine, University of Pittsburgh researchers provide evi...
Highlights from the April 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... children. As part of the study discussed above on obesity
and eating disorders among adolescents, University of Minnesota researchers compared the "family mealtime environment" from the viewpoints of both adolescents and their parents. In surveys of more than 900 adolescents and their parents or care giver...
Pine nut oil boosts appetite suppressors up to 60 percent for 4 hours
SAN FRANCISCO In the face of the growing obesity
health challenge, "appetite suppressants are increasingly interesting because they work on the very simple premise of 'What you don't eat now, you won't need to lose later,'" Alexandra Einerhand, director, nutrition and toxicology-Europe at Lipid Nut...
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