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Study: Leptin Has Powerful Effect on Reward Center in the Brain

Leptin, a hormone critical for normal food intake and metabolism, exerts a strong effect on appetite by acting in the mid-brain region as well as in the hypothalamus.

Perceptions Of Peer Opinion Influences Attitudes About Obesity

One of the most effective ways to change negative attitudes about obese people is by addressing perceptions of normative beliefs within particular social groups.
Drs. Rudolf Lucas and Maritza Romero

Unhealthy Fat Levels in Type 1 Diabetes May Be Treatable

A drug being studied to block cancer growth has been shown to restore healthier levels of fat, or lipids, in people with type 1...

Blueberry Compound Shows Promise Of Lowering Cholesterol As Effectively As Drug

A compound in blueberries shows promise of lowering cholesterol as effectively as a commercial drug and has the potential for fewer side effects.

Tomatoes Found to Contain Nutrient Which Prevents Vascular Diseases

They are the most widely produced fruit in the world and now scientists in Japan have discovered that tomatoes contain a nutrient which could tackle the onset of vascular diseases.

Researchers Report Breakthrough in Lowering Cholesterol, Fatty Acids

Researchers have found a way to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol and fatty acids that end up in the blood from food the body metabolizes, a key discovery that could lead to new drugs to treat and reverse the effects of Type 2 diabetes and heart disease related to obesity.

Sleep Deprivation Doubles Risks of Obesity in Both Children and Adults

Research has found that sleep deprivation is associated with an almost a two-fold increased risk of being obese for both children and adults.

Cranberry Juice Modulates Atherosclerotic Vascular Dysfunction

Protection against a wide variety of diseases is among the many benefits of a diet high in whole fruits and vegetables.

Diabetes and Heart Patients Often Treated with Diabetes Medications Considered Unsafe

More than a quarter of diabetic patients hospitalized with heart failure are treated with diabetes medications not considered safe by the FDA.

Pesticide Exposure in Womb Linked to Slow Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes

The study is the first to show that developmental exposure increases the risk of females later developing metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose, and cholesterol.
Journal: Ophthalmology - September 2015

Better Detection and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Using UWF Imaging

Damage in retinal periphery closely matches loss of blood flow in people with diabetes and a different imaging test may aid in earlier detection...

Caregiving Raises Risk of Heart Disease in Women

Women who spend nine or more hours a week caring for an ill or disabled spouse have an increased risk of coronary heart disease, according to a new study.

Continuous Insulin Monitoring Does Not Raise Hospital Costs

Patients with diabetes whose glucose is continually monitored after coronary bypass artery graft surgery do not incur higher medical costs despite the additional testing.

Diabetes Experts Recommend One-Two Punch for Treating Patients with Pre-Diabetes

For the first time, a consensus of diabetes and metabolic disorder experts have recommended a comprehensive treatment regimen for patients with pre-diabetes. The recommendations call for specific guidelines on both lifestyle, and pharmaceutical intervention where appropriate.

New Data Show Fast and Significant Weight Loss With Xenical Sustained Over Time

The weight loss medication Xenical helps patients achieve rapid and sustained weight loss according to the results of a new study designed to reflect real world usage of Xenical in clinical practice.

Study Examines Relationship Between Parental Perception Of Neighborhood Safety And Obesity

If mothers of preschoolers perceive their neighborhood as unsafe, their children tend to watch more television, but differ little in amounts of outdoor play or overweight, compared to peers in safer neighborhoods.

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