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Duke Study Suggests New Class Of Drugs Could Bypass Leptin Loop
...dical Center show thatthe protein leptin's role in weight
loss has as much to do with burning stored fat res...But the complex circuit by which leptin begins the weight
losscycle is defective in some obese animals and likely in obese humans, researchers found -- a theo...
Discovery Hints At Multitude Of New Targets For Drugs
...ed as an oral contraceptive that does not causethe weight
gain common with progesterone in oral contraceptives. For males, the research indicates it may be possible to develop a testosterone-likecompound that can treat muscle-wasting diseases, but not cause hair loss,acne and aggression that testos...
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...on long-term use of the diet pill. "People do lose weight
more easily with Redux (d-fenfluramine) than with ...n expert on the control of obesity. That amount of weight
lost after one year of taking the drug daily rather than a placebo is equivalent to a 62-calorie dif...
Early Menopause Stress Related In Developing Countries
...ience amenorrhea due to a combination of low body weight
and stress. "Menopause is characterized biochemically by high levels of two hormones, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and low levels of estrogen," says Holman. "Amenorrhea is characterized by low levels of LH and...
Researchers Gain Insights Into Drugs Used For Manic-Depression
... it can cause gastrointestinaland kidney problems, weight
gain and grogginess, making many people want tostop using it. At higher levels the drug can be highly toxic," said UWMedical School professor of pharmacology Lowell Hokin. "Valproate does notproduce the same toxicity." Hokin and his team hav...
Psychiatric Symptoms May Signal Brain Damage From Diet Pills
...lmost everyone taking a dose sufficient to achieve weight
loss." "I think there is cause for concern that p.... "A dose comparable to that prescribed to reduce weight
in humans causes neurotoxicity in monkeys." "It might be justifiable for someone who is morbidly o...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...Update, 65.7 million Americans exceed the healthy weight
rangedefined by U.S. dietary guidelines, a43 perce...oke even if they have no otherrisk factors. Excess weight
is also linked to coronary heart disease mainlybecause it influences blood pressure and blood choles...
Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint
...al risks.Bray argues that even modest drug induced weight
loss reducesobesity complications (hypertension, coronary disease,diabetes), while Hirsch argues for a moratorium until drugscan be better targeted to specific causes of obesity yet tobe defined.To see a full text version of this article, please c...
Organ Rejection Drug Also Shows Promise For The Treatment Of Kidney Disease
...side effectsassociated withsteroids, such as acne, weight
gain and cataracts, and without the toxicitiesassociated with otherdrugs. Results from this treatment are published in the February issue of theAmerican Journalof Kidney Diseases, a publication of the National Kidney Foundation. "This repo...
American Heart Association Comments On Report: "Missed Opportunities In
Preventive Counseling For Cardiovascular Disease - United States 1995"
...eled patientsabout how physical activity, diet and weight
reduction can help reduce anindividual's risk of c...iet and 10.4 percent counseled their patientsabout weight
reduction. Smokers were directed to smoking cessation programs in only 41 percent of theirvisits ...
Do Asthma Treatments Affect Childhood Growth?
...ost children with asthma were of normal height and weight
and had normal growth rates. However, the authors identified children using high dose steroid inhalers as an exception to this finding, as this group showed a significant reduction in their stature. Children in this group were shorter and lighter ...
National Health Study Launched On The Internet
...and sex, and alsoreceive an evaluation about their weight
and diet. These analyses will beprovided without cost or without any obligation to join the study. Data fromthose participants who do choose to join the will be used to test how exercise,diet, and dietary supplements affect disease risk. All infor...
Study Questions Common Practice Of Steroid Administration To Induce Lung Development In Premature Infants
...ks of age. Moreover, both groups of infants gained weight
more slowly and had slower headgrowth while they received dexamethasone. The authors questioned whethercurrent dexamethasone regimens in premature infants who require ventilatorsupport are potentially more harmful than beneficial. "Additio...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...f. "This time I had no cravings, gained no weight
and had no mood swings," Eaton said. "Previously, I noticed I'd become very angry and irritable when I tried to quit and had problems sleeping, but none of that occurred this time. In fact, I lost a little weight, much to my pleasure." Tom Be...
Compound In Meat Prevents Diabetes, Study Suggests
...e metabolism. "Our next step will be to see if the weight
loss is real and sustained over time, and the second thing will be investigating whether CLA just delays the onset of diabetes for a time or if it actually prevents it from ever occurring. We also want to really nail down the effects on the whole bod...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
...od news. Namely, progress intounderstanding of the weight
control system will likely lead to drug combinatio...hat multiple systems must be targetedfor long-term weight
control to be effective. No single intervention is likelyto do the trick." The authors cite ...
Products For Weight Loss Or Increased Energy Can Be Deadly, Warn Poison Control Experts
...nking or eating off-the-shelfproducts that promise weight
loss, increased energy, or enhanced athleticperformance, advise experts with the California Poison Control System (CPCS). "In early April, the death of a woman in Southern California allegedly waslinked to her use of a product containing several stim...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
... with smoking, citing studies that indicate that a weight
gain of 20 or 30 pounds after quitting may be genetically driven and that the small weight
gain most quitters experience merely brings their weight
up to what is considered normal. In assessi...
Forum Urges Medicare Reform To Emphasize Health Promotion
...ntain health lifestyle behaviors such as exercise, weight
loss and improved diet. Dr. Kahn, Professor Emeritus of psychology and public health at the University of Michigan, observed that more Medicare emphasis on prevention could contribute to genuine cost containment in future years. He said, "By...
New "Body-Friendly" Fat Substitute Can Help To Transform
...ts who alreadychoose fat-free or low-fat foods for weight
control, an important factor in thetreatment of some forms of diabetes. David Busken of Oak State Products, Inc., Wenona Ill., which produces cookiesfor a number of major food marketers, reported on how well Nu-Trim performed inhis company's produc...
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