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Vast majority of adults at risk of becoming overweight or obese

...es have told us that the United States has a major weight problem, but this study suggests that we could hav...ecially women, have a greater prevalence of excess weight compared to their white counterparts. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, part ...

Physical inactivity worsens GI symptoms in obese people

...uating telephone- and mail-based interventions for weight loss was used in this study. Participants were me...re randomized to one of three groups: a mail-based weight intervention using prepared lessons that gave nutrition and physical activity tips; a telephone-base...

Fried food and fatter kids

...od away from home over the course of a year gained weight above the normal rate. This research was conducted...velop effective interventions to prevent excessive weight gain during this period of adolescence. Adolescents in the study who ate fried food away from home m...

The Epilepsy Foundation issues Call to Action

...ng-term effects such as osteoporosis. 9. If weight change occurs, ask your health care provider about diet options, medication alternatives and lifestyle adjustments that may help. 10. Stay on top of emerging information about anticonvulsant drugs....

Lancet publishes proactive study: Diabetes treatment reduces risk of heart attacks & strokes

...ty profile. Known side effects of ACTOS, including weight gain, oedema, non-serious hypoglycaemia and heart failure, were observed more frequently in the ACTOS group compared to placebo group....

Study questions widespread use of C-reactive protein test to assess cardiovascular risk

...ts or smokers, for example, less motivated to lose weight or kick the habit." On the other hand, according to Dr. Miller, if a high CRP is found on routine screening, then therapies that reduce high blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides will also lower CRP. "We should be making these adjus...

Midlife obesity may be associated with risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease

...relationship between midlife body mass index (BMI; weight in kilograms divided by square of height in meters) and a group of vascular risk factors, and subsequent dementia and AD. Participants in the CAIDE study were derived from random, population- based samples previously studied in a survey carried out i...

Study finds surprising links between depression, suicide, and epilepsy

... common (e.g., depressed mood) or more rare (e.g., weight change) did not predict a greater likelihood of later seizures. While this finding clearly suggests common underlying brain mechanisms for suicidal behavior and epilepsy, the results also suggest that depression and suicidal behavior may be related t...

Moderate exercise yields cardiovascular benefits

...esearchers are seeking to determine the effects of weight training, alone and in combination with aerobic training, on cardiovascular health. Joining Duscha were Duke colleagues Cris Slentz, Ph.D., Johanna Johnson, Daniel Bensimhon, M.D., and Kenneth Knetzger. Joseph Houmard, Ph.D., East Carolina University...

NCI grants $12.1 million for USC center to study obesity and cancer

...e, which will unite researchers who focus on diet, weight and physical activity and their effects on cancer. "TREC will bring together outstanding scientists from many disciplines," says Robert Croyle, Ph.D., director of NCI's Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences. "Together these experts will ...

Big and fast growing infants at greater risk of later obesity

... the highest body mass index, and those who gained weight rapidly during the first and second year of life, were more likely to be obese in childhood, adolescence, and early adulthood than other infants. The authors believe that factors during or before infancy that are related to infant growth probably in...

Heredity plays big role in heart disease risk factors

...ipid levels - in general, lipid levels worsen when weight increases - as well as any racial differences, Dr. Davis says. They found whites were much more likely to have a variation of the LDL receptor gene that raises triglycerides. A mutation in a second candidate gene, ApoB, seemed to predict total choles...

Computers can teach patients about screening for cancer

..., including diabetes education, smoking cessation, weight loss, and chronic disease management....

Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Oct. 18, 2005

...ls. Patients receiving inhaled insulin gained more weight and had more episodes of hypoglycemia (abnormally low level of blood sugar or glucose) and cough than the oral therapy alone group. The study didn't compare inhaled insulin with injected insulin and only lasted 12 weeks, so the drug's long-term effe...

Nutrition expert evaluates new weight-loss medication

...nstrates a statistically significant difference in weight loss. Orlistat patients who completed the four-mon... treatment period lost 5 percent of their baseline weight and diet alone lost 3.3 percent. The randomized, placebo-controlled, 16-week study was conducted in ...

Weight-loss surgery increasing, except for the poor

... nearly ten times as many operations performed for weight loss in 2005 as there were in 1998, report researc...iatric surgery remains the only durable option for weight loss in the morbidly obese," she said, "we need to make an effort to ensure that all populations who...

Patients have increased hospitalization rate after gastric bypass surgery

...s determined that the average percentage of excess weight loss after operation was 61 percent, with rates of...lf." "The potential of RYGB for yielding long-term weight reduction and alleviation of obesity-related comorbid illnesses has significantly increased the rate...

Bariatric surgical procedures increase substantially

...rgical procedures provide greater and more durable weight reduction than behavioral and pharmacological inte...men and women undergoing an elective procedure for weight loss. Type of insurance coverage also may play a role in socioeconomic disparities," the researchers...

Risk of death from bariatric surgery among Medicare patients higher than previously estimated

... the stomach and/or intestines designed to promote weight loss) are the only interventions that consistently help patients achieve significant and sustained weight loss and improvements with co-existing medical conditions. As a result, there has been dramatic grow...

Tuberculosis, infertility may have influenced George Orwell's writing

... he was working on the first draft of 1984. Fever, weight loss, and night sweats sent him to the hospital, where he underwent "collapse therapy," a treatment designed to close the dangerous cavities that form in the chests of tuberculosis patients. Orwell described his experience with collapse therapy in de...

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