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Research Shows Older Children, Adolescents Grew Heavier in Brazil, China, U.S. Over Past 30...

Over the past three decades, the percentage of older children and adolescents who were overweight tripled in Brazil and almost doubled in the United States, according to a new study.

Study Documents Hypertension Association with Obesity and Heavy Alcohol Consumption

Race and ethnicity, age, obesity, and heavy alcohol consumption are strongly associated with hypertension in both men and women over the age of 40.

Declining Physical Activity Levels Are Associated With Increasing Obesity

The recent worldwide increase in obesity has been attributed to environmental factors such as more sedentary lifestyles and excessive food intake.

High-Intensity Physical Training Improves Cardiovascular Fitness in Obese Adolescents

After school lifestyle education and physical training programs can benefit obese children and adolescents by altering their body compositions and providing primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Researchers Identify Protein That Overcomes Leptin Resistance

The identification of a protein that enables the body to overcome resistance to the hormone leptin could help scientists move one step closer to creating a drug therapy to help prevent and treat obesity.

How the Male Beer-Gut May Be a Red Flag for Cardiovascular Disease and Other...

Obesity can cause a wide range of cardiovascular disease risks, some of which can be attributed to the various differences in regional body fat distribution among individuals. a Study of sedentary men across a range of obesity levels links lower cardiovagal baroreflex to higher levels of abdominal visceral fat.

New Evidence that Dietary Soy and Flaxseed Have Positive Effect on Obesity and Diabetes

Researchers are looking for ways to combat obesity and diabetes mellitus. Plant-based, edible compounds are one answer, an animal study finds. Using a genetic model of obesity and diabetes mellitus, researchers have examined the effects of dietary soybean and flaxseed.

Vitamin C May Help ‘Juice Up’ Metabolism in Older Adults, Offsetting Weight Gain

Study indicates older adults may be able to combat oxidative stress in their cells that may damage tissues and interfere with normal physiological functions by loading up on vitamin C.

Waist Circumference and Body Mass Index Predict Body Fat and Disease Risk

Overweight and obesity, particularly in the abdominal area, are associated with a variety of health risks, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Study Shows 25 Percent of Obese Children are at High Risk for Developing Diabetes

Twenty five percent of obese children and 21 percent of obese adolescents tested by Yale researchers were glucose intolerant and at high risk for developing diabetes.

Many Obese Youth Have Condition that Precedes Type 2 Diabetes

Many obese children and adolescents have impaired glucose tolerance, a condition that often appears before the development of type 2 diabetes.

Muscle Gene May Be Target to Prevent or Treat Obesity and Diabetes

Myostatin might be a useful target for preventing or treating obesity and associated conditions, like diabetes.

Xenical and Weight Loss

Xenical support programmes shown to double weight loss success and increase patient satisfaction.

Childhood Eating Habits May Persist Into Adolescence and Lead to Obesity

Chinese children are likely to maintain their dietary intake patterns from childhood into adolescence, a new study has found.

Obesity Growing Threat to World Health

Obesity is spreading at an alarming rate, not just in industrialized countries but in developing countries, where obesity often sits next to malnutrition.

Rapid Weight Gain in Infancy May Lead to Obesity at Age 7

apid rates of weight gain during infancy could be linked to obesity later in childhood, report researchers in the February issue of Pediatrics.

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