Tag: "obesity" at medical news
Benefits Of New Diet Drug Don't Outweigh Risks
...risk associated with it, the risks associated with obesity
are far greater. They argue that these risks can be reduced by weight loss, perhaps achieved by taking appetite suppressing drugs. Levitsky disagrees: "There is no evidence that losing weight with the help of appetite suppressants is as effective ...
Should Drugs Be Used In The Treatment Of Obesity: A Point-Counterpoint
Two authoritative obesity
experts debate whether the benefitof anti-obesity ... drugscan be better targeted to specific causes of obesity
yet tobe defined.To see a full text version of this article, please click here to view the PDF...
Effective Obesity Treatment Likely To Require Targeting Of Multiple Weight
... University of Washington Schoolof Medicine review obesity
research dating back to 1966 in the May 29 issue o... "While the notion of a single 'magic bullet' for obesity
treatment isoverly optimistic," said Schwartz, "there is good news. Namely, progress intounderstandi...
The Problem With Fen-Phen
...that common over-the-counter remedies forcolds and obesity
that contain ingredients such as pseudoephedrine (found inSudafed), phenylpropanolamine (found in Accutrim) and ephedrine also act as MAOinhibitors, although they are not labeled as such. This could be damaging topatients who also take antidepressant...
Some CFS Patients Benefit From Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky
...ion, diabetes, untreatable tuberculosis or extreme obesity
- as well asthose who required many other kinds of potent medications. By random selection, half of the participants received low-dose oralhydrocortisone and the other half a placebo. The researchers tried to mimic thenatural diurnal fluctuations in...
Orlistat Is Not A Miracle Diet Pill
...that there have been misplaced claims that the new obesity
drug orlistat, will enable fat people to eat what they like and still lose weight. He stresses that this is highly misleading and that anyone taking orlistat who eats a high fat diet will receive a powerful incentive to reduce their fat intake (owin...
Lifetime Risks And Costs Of Heart Disease Much Higher For Obese
...or the severely obese. "Our findings indicate that obesity
imposes a significant health and economicburden on...son. "Clearly, efforts toreduce the prevalence of obesity
can have important benefits in terms ofreduction in the risks and costs of coronary heart disease." ...
Childhood Obesity, Diabetes And Hyperlipidemia
...insulin in 3000 childrenaged 5-17. Thus, abdominal obesity
in children may predict later diabetes andheart disease....
Scientists Link Body Weight Regulation And Immune System Control
...y, a gene that codes for a protein that suppresses obesity
in mice. Ateam from Millennium Pharmaceuticals reported similar findings in the same issueof Nature. "It's extremely interesting that the mahogany gene should turn out to have afunction in the immune system," said Barsh. "This implies that this mole...
Exercise Is The Best Means Of Weight Control In Teenagers
...years The best means of tackling the increase in obesity
in young people is to encourage them to take exercise rather than go on a diet, say researchers from Australia in this week's BMJ. In their study of nearly 2,000 male and female students aged 14-15 over a period of three years, Professor George Patt...
Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk
...- the condition in which insulin isassociated with obesity
and the risk for cardiovascular disease. In the study, rates of increase in both weight and body mass index -- arelative measure of fatness -- during childhood and adolescence correlated withhigher levels of cholesterol, insulin and high bloo...
Low Educational Level Increases Risk For Congestive Heart Failure
... stroke -- high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity
andphysical inactivity. But one important addition that we found in this study isthe amount of education." He and researchers at Tulane conducted a study to determine conditions thatmight contribute to CHF. "By studying the factors that contribute t...
New Study Finds Blacks Face 38 Percent Higher Stroke Risk
...ferences between whites and blacks may result from obesity
or dietor factors we haven't identified yet." ... he said. Researchers did not study obesity
directly because they believedeliminating the effects of high blood pressure covers obesity, Rosamon...
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
...ing toDr. Camargo. The new study suggests that the obesity
precedes the development ofasthma. "This study suggests that obesity
may explain some of the increase inasthma in Western countries in the last 20 years," he said. "It's...
Study Confirms Girls' Belief: More Fat Means Fewer Dates
...rn said. "The flip side isthat acceptance of real obesity
can result in significant health problems laterin life. Ideally, we need to encourage girls to use healthy weight controlpractices that minimize obesity, but also avoid contributing to weight concernsthat could result in eating disorders. And as ou...
Heart Experts Call For Action Against Missed Opportunities To Prevent Heart Disease In Women
...ement of riskfactors in women. The prevalence of obesity
in American women is increasing. About 25 percent of woman report no regular sustained physical activity. Also,smoking rates are declining less for woman than for men. "The problem may result in part from the perception that theserecommendat...
American Heart Association Comment: Contributions Of Trends In Survival And Coronary-Event Rates To Changes In Coronary Heart Disease Mortality
...hblood levels of cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity
and diabetes. The decline in deaths from heart disease could be due to both improved medicalcare and more effective management of risk factors in members of the generalpopulation before they have their first heart attacks, says Fuster. He addedthat ...
Anti-Depressant Drug Shows Promise As Weight-Loss Treatment
...fAmericans are considered overweight or obese, and obesity
carries with it atremendous risk of high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, diabetes and avariety of cancers. So it is vital that we identify new and better ways ofhelping people lose weight and thereby reduce their medical risks." Gadde becam...
Surgery for severely obese improves more than just weight
... of surgery to treat severe obesity
reach beyond helping patien...onal factors dealt with how obesity
affected what the subject needed to do on a day-to-day basis. ...
Breast fed babies are less likely to become obese children
...n a third (35 per cent) less likely to suffer from obesity
by the time they reached school age. They conclud... that the protective effect of breast feeding from obesity
is more likely to be related to the composition of breast milk than lifestyle factors associated wit...
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