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Yale study shows 25 percent of obese children are at high risk for developing diabetes

...study was in response to the epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States, along with an accompanying increase in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes among children and adolescents. Type One diabetes is usually first diagnosed in young children. Type 2, or, adult onset diabetes, often does not manifest ...

Many obese youth have condition that precedes type 2 diabetes

...ts strongly imply that intensive efforts to reduce obesity in children and youth who have impaired glucose to...pe 2 diabetes begins. "The epidemic of childhood obesity in the United States has been accompanied by a marked increase in the frequency of type 2 diabetes,"...

Certain behaviors can predict binge-eating disorders in teenage girls

Binge-eating, a disorder that can lead to obesity in young women, can be predicted by looking at a g...n the United States is obese, and the incidence of obesity in this age group has doubled over the past 30 years. Stice looked at more than a dozen measures of ...

American Academy of Neurology presents 54th Annual Meeting in Denver

...esearch findings on dementia, Parkinson's disease, obesity and stroke, epilepsy, headache, multiple sclerosis, and many other topics of interest to neurologists and neuroscientists will be part of the 1,100 scientific studies presented as platform and poster sessions. Key science presentations will be prese...

Attitude about exercise

...entary lifestyles and the resulting overweight and obesity among young people ( http://www.health.gov/healthypeople/ )....

Key predictors of heart disease in women develop as early as adolescence

...to examine heart disease in women, also shows that obesity is the main factor behind these changes in heart geometry. The researchers performed echocardiography (ultrasound of the heart) on 575 healthy women, all of whom were approximately 19 years old. One of four had an increase in either the mass or the ...

Study suggests insulin may have potential to prevent thrombosis leading to heart attack and stroke

... had high levels of the factors in question due to obesity received an intravenous solution of insulin plus dextrose. The dextrose prevents hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. They provided fasting blood samples before infusion and at two, four and six hours following infusion. The samples were assayed for Eg...

Waist circumference and body mass index predict body fat and disease risk

... that BMI and WC combined better predict abdominal obesity and its associated health risks than does either variable alone....

Effect of diet on risk of benign prostate disease in middle-aged men

...e development of BPH, including enhanced abdominal obesity due to a high calorie diet and increased consumption of polyunsaturated fats. The associations of diet with BPH were modest and warrant further investigation because some dietary elements such as fish oils may be beneficial in preventing heart disea...

Energy expenditure differs by race, sex, and weight among Louisiana school children

...dolescence is an independent risk factor for adult obesity and the adverse health effects that accompany it. In a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, DeLany et al. studied 131 preadolescent children and found that the children's energy expenditures varied by their race, sex, and weight a...

Parenting News: More than one hour of TV a day may lead to violence, Science study suggests

...ppears to be related to an increased prevalence of obesity in the general population, he said. Researchers have found a wide variety of negative outcomes that are associated with extensive television viewing....

Simple blood test may be able to predict risk of preeclampsia

...of the symptoms of insulin resistance -- including obesity and hypertension -- are also associated with preeclampsia. Those women who went on to develop preeclampsia were found to have had reduced levels of the protein SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) in their first-trimester blood tests much more frequ...

Obese lung-transplant recipients at higher risk of death

...ion with heart disease, diabetes and hypertension, obesity adversely affects lung function. It increases an i...and altered respiratory muscle mechanics caused by obesity led to the high mortality rates in obese lung-transplant recipients. Not only is it more difficult f...

Mice lacking fat-making enzyme are leaner, more sensitive to leptin and insulin

...earchers have found a potential mechanism for this obesity resistance. They found that DGAT1-deficient mice ...inhibits DGAT1 just might be the thing to cure the obesity that ails us. Most human obesity is associated with resistance to leptin, Chen said. A DGAT1 inhibit...

Beyond obesity: waist-to-hip ratio may be better predictor of stroke risk

... heart disease. Less clear is the relationship of obesity to stroke risk. Researchers have recently identified that waist-to-hip ratio, independent of body mass index (BMI), may be a better predictor of stroke risk, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology. ...

Kids getting a steady diet of fast food on the tube

...n implicated as a contributor to the prevalence of obesity in children and risk for heart disease later in li...ase in physical activity, this could contribute to obesity and heart disease. In 1976, most of the commercials directed at young people on Saturday mornings w...

Declining physical activity levels are associated with increasing obesity

The recent worldwide increase in obesity has been attributed to environmental factors such ...tionship between lifestyle variables and increased obesity over a 15-year period. Food choices, physical activity levels, alcohol consumption, and smoking hist...

Mexican Americans more likely to die of heart disease than Caucasians

...rts that Mexican Americans, who have high rates of obesity and diabetes, are less likely than Caucasians to die from heart disease. Now a new study challenges the so-called Hispanic paradox. Researchers found higher rates of heart disease deaths in Mexican Americans than in non-Hispanic whites, according to...

Polycystic ovaries can lead to coronary artery calcification, says University of Pittsburgh

... abnormal blood lipid levels and increased central obesity ("apple body shape"). Until recently, PCOS was not...These results highlight the need to reduce central obesity and improve insulin sensitivity in young women with PCOS. Dietary intervention and exercise in the t...

Heart health should be the front line of diabetes care

...ts. It is a multi-tiered problem that starts with obesity and continues to the metabolic syndrome and diabet...rbing trend, the authors say. It is likely due to obesity and sedentary lifestyle, and increases their risk of early CVD. Grundy says that merely calling diab...

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