Obesity

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Researchers Identify Link Between Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers identify how leptin may result in the development of drugs to help manage obesity and diabetes.

Access to Healthy Foods Limited In Poor Neighborhoods

Wealthier neighborhoods have more than three times as many supermarkets as poor neighborhoods, limiting access for many people to the basic elements of a healthy diet, according to a new study.

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