Tag: "obesity" at medical news
RAND finds cases of undiagnosed diabetes drop sharply
...o have undiagnosed diabetes, despite the fact that obesity
is the second largest risk factor for the disease ...y history. It may be that since the link between obesity
and diabetes has received wide attention only in recent years, it may take more time for physicians ...
Pot bellies linked to early signs of cardiovascular disease
... However, most important is that other measures of obesity
did not discriminate beyond traditional risk factors, whereas WHR did. The results are most astonishing and may be influenced by the age distribution of the study, Dr. Erbel added. During life, the likelihood of coronary artery calcium increases mo...
Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...ons. Naturally occurring mutations in PPAR lead to obesity
and insulin resistance associated with type 2 diabetes. Unexpectedly, postdoctoral researcher and first author Yihong Wan, Ph.D., observed that mice lacking PPAR in endothelial cells had trouble rearing their newborns. Although the mothers seemed p...
Grandparents, older adults encouraged to seek help for a sleep disorder
... estimates of short sleep were strongly related to obesity
in older men and women. Dr. Krainson notes that several studies published in recent issues of the journal SLEEP have some interesting findings about older persons and sleep: The effects of insomnia are different in older and younge...
Waist-to-hip ratio may better predict cardiovascular risk than body mass index
...ates the association between different measures of obesity
and the prevalence of arterial disease. Our study ...t. Prior studies examining the association between obesity
and cardiovascular risk reported varied results for overweight subjects who eventually had clinical ...
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
...usly documented. Meanwhile, the rate of childhood obesity
has tripled in the United States during the past 25 years. The four indicators of increased absenteeism among school children have traditionally been race, socioeconomic status, age and gender. Young men from economically disadvantaged, minority p...
Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
...n activation of mTOR is the molecular link between obesity
and heightened cancer risk. Obese mammals have high levels of TNFa secreted by their fat cells. For Hung, the Cell paper is part of an ongoing effort to define the cancer-inducing activity of IKK and its sibling, IKKa. He has found that the two, kn...
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
...We knew that in people with normal kidney function obesity
leads to impairment in vitamin D metabolism and el...alem VA Medical Center, in Salem, Va. "Since both obesity
and hyperparathyroidism are very complex problems in CKD, establishing an association between the tw...
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
... The reasons for an association between maternal obesity
and a spectrum of structural birth defects are unk...ble for the associations observed between maternal obesity
and specific categories of birth defects. Women with type 2 diabetes were excluded from the study, a...
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
...that we are trying to document because the rise in obesity
has occurred so rapidly over the past 30 years, said Heiland, who also is affiliated with FSUs Center for Demography and Population Health. Medically speaking, most agree that this trend is a dangerous one because of its connection to diabetes, cance...
Highlights from the August 2007 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
... Given the growing prevalence of both diabetes and obesity
and the substantial burden of health care costs to patients, employers and society, effective interventions that are at least cost-neutral should be welcome additions to comprehensive medical care. Additional research articles in the August Journa...
Obese girls less likely to attend college
...o enter college if they attend a high school where obesity
is relatively uncommon. The findings appear in the...e negative self-images. The disconnect between obesity
and college enrollment was more pronounced among non-whites and among girls whose parents did not gr...
6 out of 10 doctors aren't frustrated that patients can't lower cholesterol
...that they were much more likely to see smoking and obesity
as high risk factors for cardiovascular disease than high cholesterol. Country by country statistics Satisfaction: Percentage of doctors satisfied with patients 47% success rate: All countries (61%), South Korea (80%), Singapore (77%),...
K-State researcher working on a way to make snack foods with extra fiber
...nt to eat. Alavi notes the increasing problem of obesity
and how it can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other ailments. "That's where there's a big push for whole grains and fiber," he said. "There's interest in making healthier foods." Funded by a one-year, $30,000 grant from the Kansas W...
Damon Runyon renews its $2.25 million investment to support young clinical cancer investigators
...a growing health crisis in the United States - how obesity
contributes to cancer. Using novel epidemiologica...on between lower levels of circulating adipokines, obesity
and the presence of Barretts esophagus. Dr. Rubenstein holds joint appointments at the University o...
New nutritional research: College students face obesity, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome
...than their peers; national rates of overweight and obesity
in this group are close to 40 percent. The other good news is that these nutritional benchmarks hit students at a time and in an environment when theyre susceptible to change. Late adolescence is a great time to impart good health behaviors, says...
How to lose weight and not go hungry: HU researcher develops drug that mimics feeling of 'fullness'
...ult is that a person seriously wishing to overcome obesity
could take this compound orally in order to curb his appetite, thus leading to natural weight loss. In experiments with mice, it was shown that a single oral administration of BL-3020 led to reduced consumption over a period of 24 hours. Over a 12-da...
Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'
...ver," added Maratos-Flier, noting that the rise in obesity
has contributed to a growing epidemic of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Although the physiology remained uncertain, pharmacological studies of mice and diabetic monkeys had previously shown promise for FGF21 therapy as a means to lower blood sugar...
Benefits of school-based fitness programs fade after summer
...s lack is how to achieve the greatest reduction in obesity
for the fixed budget they have available; in other...ch analyses, he continues. While I appreciate that obesity
seems to be the public health cause du jour and that there may be greater attention given to, and wi...
Aussie research goes global through new grants
...er, Edith Cowan University: Will look at childhood obesity
and travel to the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States will develop the research further; Gawaine Powell Davies, University of New South Wales: Will travel to The Netherlands, a good comparator country for Australia in this area, to examin...
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