Obesity

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Role in Type 1 Diabetes Provides Clue for Researchers Who Discovered ‘Obesity Gene’

The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.

Immigrants, Beware: Living In The United States Is Fattening

Immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least 15 years are nearly as obese as U.S.-born adults

Study Could Lead To A Novel Strategy For Treating Obesity: Fatty-Acids

Results of study suggest that restoring fatty-acid levels in the brain may be a promising way to treat obesity.

UT Southwestern Researchers Develop New Model for Understanding Obesity, Diabetes

Through the study of fat storage in nematode worms, researchers have formulated a new model for understanding the mechanisms of obesity and diabetes in humans.

Gastric Bypass Surgery Riskiest For Those Who Need It Most

A study of gastric bypass surgery patients is being highlighted as an important warning for people considering the procedure.

Do Smaller Plates Really Lead to Smaller Portions? Surprising Answer: Not For Everyone.

The conventional wisdom is that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate. But a new study finds that...

Type 2 Diabetes Gene Predisposes Children to Obesity

Pediatric researchers have found that a gene already implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes in adults also raises the risk of being overweight during childhood.

Gastric Bypass Surgery for Obesity May Ease Symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Morbidly obese people who undergo minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery to lose weight may also experience a reduction in their symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
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Nischarin May Treat or Prevent Diabetes and Obesity

Researchers discovered the ability of Nischarin to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.

Convenient Blood Test Not as Effective for Diagnosing Diabetes in Children

Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes in children.

Exercise, Not Diet, May Be Best Defense Against Heart Disease

Despite widespread attention to diet, calorie intake may not be a major factor in causing death by heart disease.

Overweight Hispanic Youth Face Increased Risk of Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome

New research shows that large numbers of overweight Hispanic youth already have complications of obesity, including impaired glucose tolerance, which can lead to diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.

Veterans More Overweight Than General Population, Study Finds

More than two-thirds of women and almost three-quarters of men receiving care at Veterans Affairs outpatient facilities in 2000 were overweight – a higher percentage than among the general population.

Obesity Associated With Psychiatric Disorders, Decreased Odds of Substance Abuse

Obesity is associated with a 25 percent increase in the risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders and a 25 percent decrease in likeliness for substance abuse.

Recall of Ultra ZX Weight Loss Supplements for Undeclared Sibutramine and Phenolphthalein

UltraZx, Labs, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling “UltraZx” weight loss supplements. This product has been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine and phenolphthalein.FDA laboratory analysis of...

Lap Band Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Teens’ Risk Factors for Heart Disease, Diabetes

In teenagers, laparoscopic gastric banding surgery for treatment of extreme obesity can significantly improve and even reverse the metabolic syndrome.

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