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May 30, 2015

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May 30, 2015

Diabetic Patients! Cactus, Chia and Soy Decrease High Glucose in Blood

May 27, 2015 — The so called functional foods such as cactus pads, chia and soybean, when included in a balanced diet, help reduce obesity and control diabetes, say Mexican ... read more

Obesity, Weight Loss Change Splicing Pattern of Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes Genes

May 21, 2015 — Alternative splicing of obesity and type 2 diabetes related genes may contribute to the pathophysiology of obesity, according to research. Obesity leads to changes in the splicing pattern of ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Large waistline, cholesterol disorders and other metabolic abnormalities may increase the relative risk of cardiovascular disease more among black women than among white women. Black women who were ... read more

UK Population Is Becoming Overweight and Obese at Younger Ages

May 19, 2015 — Children born since the 1980s are two to three times more likely than older generations to be overweight or obese by the age of 10, according to new research. The study characterized population ... read more

Skipping Meals Linked to Abdominal Weight Gain

May 19, 2015 — Skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain, a new study in animals suggests. In the study, mice that ate all of their food as a single meal and ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Maternal obesity is linked to several adverse health outcomes for the infant that can persist into adulthood. But when does the immune system of babies born to obese mothers get compromised? Very ... read more

Obesity Research Finds Leptin Hormone Isn't the Overeating Culprit

May 18, 2015 — For years, scientists have pointed to leptin resistance as a possible cause of obesity. Research, however, has found that leptin action isn't the culprit. Leptin is a hormone that plays a role ... read more

May 17, 2015 — High salt diets may delay puberty. As the salt content of Western diets continues to increase these findings could have significant consequences for the reproductive health of future ... read more

Losing Weight Can Reduce Risk of Death, Ventilator Use in Lung Transplant Patients

May 15, 2015 — Obesity is a complicating factor for many surgical patients. In a recent study, researchers have shown that losing weight can have a positive impact on outcomes for lung transplant ... read more

Tackling Obesity Needs a Number of Magic Bullets

May 15, 2015 — No one health issue has the most impact on human health, or engenders more debate about how to tackle it, than obesity. It has become the scourge of the health agenda, especially in the west, and it ... read more

Cardiovascular Risk Factors Extremely High in People With Psychosis

May 11, 2015 — Extremely high levels of cardiovascular risk factors have been found in people with established psychosis, with central obesity evident in over 80 percent of participants in a recent ... read more

Potential Obesity Treatment Targets the Two Sides of Appetite: Hunger and Feeling Full

May 13, 2015 — Our bodies' hormones work together to tell us when to eat and when to stop. But for many people who are obese, this system is off-balance. Now scientists have designed a hormone-like compound to ... read more

May 11, 2015 — Supplementing the plant-based Mediterranean diet with antioxidant-rich extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts was associated with improved cognitive function in a study of older adults in Spain but the ... read more

Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Cancer

May 12, 2015 — Cancer is more likely to develop in people who are very overweight (obese), because surplus body fat interferes with various hormone cycles and with glucose and fat metabolism. A metabolic expert ... read more

May 11, 2015 — For the first time in a lab, researchers have found evidence supporting the commonly held belief that people with certain physiologies lose less weight than others when limiting calories. At this ... read more

Female Children of Service Members More Vulnerable to Eating Disorders, Obesity Than Civilians

May 11, 2015 — Adolescent female military dependents may be at higher risk than civilians for eating disorders and associated problems, according to a study that gives insight into the additional vulnerabilities of ... read more

Certain Treatments for Childhood Cancer May Increase Obesity Risk Later in Life

May 11, 2015 — Individuals who had cancer as a child may be at increased risk of being obese due to the therapies they received during their youth, scientists say. The findings may help identify cancer survivors ... read more

Fish Oil May Help With Diabetic Neuropathy

May 6, 2015 — Approximately 50 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from nerve damage, or neuropathy. No cure exists, and the most effective treatment, keeping blood sugar in control, only slows neuropathy. A ... read more

Moving to a Depressed Neighborhood Linked to Weight Gain

May 8, 2015 — Certain regions in the United States are characterized by a higher prevalence of obesity, which suggests that a person's socioeconomic, physical, and social environments can affect opportunities ... read more

Walking or Cycling to Work Could Help You Lose Weight

May 7, 2015 — Leaving your car at home could help shed pounds – according to new research. Given that car use is high, the findings strengthen the case for incentivising walking or cycling to boost population ... read more

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