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August 28, 2016

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August 28, 2016

MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Aug. 26, 2016 — Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese ... read more

Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Aug. 26, 2016 — Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart ... read more

Researcher Takes Close Look at 'Inflamm-Aging'

Aug. 23, 2016 — Scientists have investigated the role of the ghrelin receptor, growth hormone secretagogue receptor, or GHSR, in age associated adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance in ... read more

Severe Obesity Revealed as a Stand-Alone High-Risk Factor for Heart Failure

Aug. 22, 2016 — A study of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, so-called morbid obesity appears to stand alone as ... read more

One Approach Can Prevent Teen Obesity, Eating Disorders, New Guidelines Say

Aug. 22, 2016 — A single approach can prevent both obesity and eating disorders in teenagers, according to new ... read more

Citrus Fruits Could Help Prevent Obesity-Related Heart Disease, Liver Disease, Diabetes

Aug. 21, 2016 — Oranges and other citrus fruits are good for you -- they contain plenty of vitamins and substances, such as antioxidants, that can help keep you healthy. Now a group of researchers reports that these ... read more

MRI Technology Quantifies Liver Response in Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Patients

Aug. 19, 2016 — Researchers have found that a form of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that non-invasively measures fat density in the liver corresponds with histological (microscopic tissue analyses) responses in ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Obesity and type 2 diabetes are associated with vascular stiffening and the development of cardiovascular disease. Obese and diabetic premenopausal women are most at risk -- even more than men of the ... read more

Polyunsaturated Fat in Adipose Tissue Linked to Lower Mortality

Aug. 18, 2016 — The fatty acid linoleic acid (Omega 6) in subcutaneous adipose tissue was linked to lower mortality among older men followed over a 15-year ... read more

Free Sports Physicals Reveal High Rates of Obesity in Student Athletes

Aug. 17, 2016 — Student-athletes were found to have similar rates of obesity and high blood pressure readings as the general adolescent ... read more

Duration of Adulthood Overweight, Obesity Linked to Cancer Risk in US Women

Aug. 16, 2016 — The duration of overweight and obesity in women's adult lives is associated with cancer risk, according to a longitudinal ... read more

New Study Reveals a Novel Protein Linked to Type 2 Diabetes

Aug. 16, 2016 — A possible new explanation as to why most people who are obese develop insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes has been revealed by researchers. A minority of obese individuals, the so-called healthy ... read more

Personalized Nutrition Is Better Than a 'One Size Fits All' Approach in Improving Diets

Aug. 16, 2016 — People receiving personalized nutrition advice develop healthier eating habits including consuming less red meat and reducing their salt intake, a study has ... read more

China Facing Epidemic of Heart Disease, Stroke

Aug. 15, 2016 — A 20-year rise in cardiovascular disease (CVD) in China appears to have been spurred largely by increases in high blood pressure, according to a new study. Increasing body mass index (BMI), ... read more

Fruit-Fly Diet Impacts Descendants, Researcher Finds

Aug. 15, 2016 — For a fruit fly, what its grandparents ate may affect how much it weighs. But the passing down of a body type based on diet is not a simple cause and effect, a researcher has ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — New study findings modeled the effect of replacing one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water, based on the daily dietary intake of US adults aged 19 and older, retrieved ... read more

Study Links Child Obesity at Age 9-11 Years to Gestational Diabetes in Mother

Aug. 11, 2016 — New research shows an increased risk of childhood obesity at age 9-11 years when the mother has had gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Childhood obesity has increased dramatically in both ... read more

Children Score Low on Cardiovascular Health Measures

Aug. 11, 2016 — Most children are born with ideal cardiovascular health and promoting good heart health should begin at birth. While most children have ideal blood pressure, about 91 percent of American children ... read more

Aug. 11, 2016 — Government-funded school meals are putting financially vulnerable children at risk of being overweight, a researcher has found. As many of the millions of kids who eat government-funded breakfasts or ... read more

Preoperative Factors Associated With Long-Term Weight Loss After Gastric Bypass Surgery

Aug. 10, 2016 — Researchers evaluated the association between preoperative clinical factors and long-term weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric ... read more

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