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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 seriou...

Is being overweight all in the brain?

...olecular imaging research, we have discovered that overweight people have more of a certain type of serotonin re...ve profound implications for health, because being overweight or obese increases the risk of many diseases and health conditions, including coronary heart disease...

Highlights from the June 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...nd to eat more fiber and fruit than people who are overweight or obese. The researchers looked at dietary intake...ndex and other measurements, and half of whom were overweight or obese. The researchers found the diets of the two groups were similar in many ways, including int...

Poor adolescents more likely to be overweight today than 30 years ago

The percentage of adolescents aged 15-17 who are overweight today is about 50 percent higher in families below...ole in the growing difference in the percentage of overweight teens associated with family poverty. This trend was specific to adolescents aged 15-17 and was not ...

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....

Imbalance may trigger advance from fatty liver to liver failure

...nal digestion and absorption of fats. "The rise in overweight children and adults has left us with a huge number of people at-risk for liver disease and we've had no way of telling who will progress from simply having fat in the liver to the fat and inflammation of steatohepatitis," Mason said. "We've had nothi...

Scientists find gene in obese mice that increases type 2 diabetes

MADISON - In a painstaking set of experiments in overweight mice, scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a gene that appears to play an important role in the onset of type 2 diabetes. The finding is important because it provides evidence that the same gene in humans could provide ...

Ads for unhealthy foods may explain link between television viewing and overweight in children

... children and almost three times as many teens are overweight today compared to their counterparts growing up 20... Overweight young people are more likely to become overweight or obese adults who are at risk for diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The results of this st...

Gene variant associated with obesity risk found with new statistical technique

...ficult." Approximately 65 percent of Americans are overweight and 30 percent are obese. Obesity is a risk factor for numerous diseases, including hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. Genetics and environmental factors such as poor diet and lack of exercise influence obesity risk. Understanding the genetics under...

Big hips, big belly? It's in your genes, Joslin-led study shows

...fat taken from individuals of normal weight versus overweight or obese individuals. "The differences we found in...he fat is in the abdomen or under the skin) in the overweight population by the expression level of these genes. This finding suggests that the expression of thes...

Highlights from the April 2006 Journal of the American Dietetic Association

...ere three times more likely five years later to be overweight than adolescents who did not engage in those behaviors. They were also at significantly increased risk for binge eating with loss of control as well as extreme weight-control behaviors such as self-induced vomiting and the use of diet pills, laxative...

Pine nut oil boosts appetite suppressors up to 60 percent for 4 hours

...suppressing peptide hormones at the same time that overweight women reported significantly less desire to eat on...affect appetite sensations, plasma CCK and GLP1 in overweight subjects," 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday April 3, Physiology Obesity and Satiety 494.2/board #C781. On vi...

Racial disparities in cancer not as simple as black and white

...eight gain, with black women, in general, becoming overweight at younger ages than white women. There is some evidence that the adverse effect of overweight on postmenopausal breast cancer risk is strongest in the decades closely following the weight gain. ...

Highlights of American Chemical Society meeting in Atlanta, March 26-30

...peptide 1). In a small clinical study involving 18 overweight women, a commercial gel capsule version of the oil (called PinnoThin) reduced food cravings and boosted levels of the appetite suppressant hormones soon after consumption, according to researchers at Lipid Nutrition, a Netherlands-based company whic...

Self-esteem falters among Chinese teens

... new USC study has found. Girls who said they were overweight reported an overall grade point average of 3.06 versus 3.20 for other girls, according to the study of nearly 7,000 middle- and high-school students in seven Chinese cities. Boys who felt obese reported being more prone to rudeness and losing their ...

Genetic factors, neuroticism may be associated with future development of anorexia

... AN appear to be protected from the development of overweight later in life. Anorexia is a moderately heritable psychiatric disorder that may be predicted by the presence of early neuroticism."...

Studies of obese children reveal body-weight control hormone

...t the aberrant gene was also more often present in overweight or obese family members of the children than in relatives of normal weight. They further showed that the mutation--a single amino acid change--altered the melanocortin hormone's structure and its ability to stimulate the brain receptor MC4R, which ea...

Language barrier just one roadblock to diabetes control for Chinese-speaking immigrants

...ians because Asian Americans are less likely to be overweight or obese. More than 10 percent of Asian Americans have diabetes. If poorly controlled, diabetes can lead to costly and devastating complications, especially stroke and kidney disease in Asian Americans. "The health policy implications of the study ar...

Obese women suffer more pregnancy complications

Compared to normal-weight women, overweight and obese women suffer more pregnancy complication...ise. Among women aged 20 to 39, more than half are overweight and nearly a third are obese, according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. O...

Pritzker gift to fund possible solutions for child obesity including testing YMCA programs

...ways to slow and reverse the increase of childhood overweight and metabolic syndrome in the U.S. and globally . ... understudied settings for preventing and reducing overweight among children. This generous gift provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the impact o...

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