Obesity

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Obesity Not A Personal Failing, But A Battle Against Biology?

Obesity cannot be easily explained as simply a breakdown in willpower.

Belly Fat May Affect Liver Function

A study suggests the release of lipids from abdominal fat, which drains directly to the liver, increases overnight, providing additional insight as to how abdominal fat is associated with type 2 diabetes risk.

Statin Drugs and Risk of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Statins are commonly prescribed agents to lower cholesterol and the associated risks of vascular events. Statins are also known to have proapoptotic and antimetastatic effects in cancer.

Individuals’ Medical Costs Rise With Increasing Obesity

Overweight and obese individuals incur up to $1,500 more in annual medical costs than healthy-weight individuals, according to a two-year study.

Weight Loss in Obese Adults Reduces Asthma Severity

Study finds weight loss in obese adults can reduce severity of asthma. Behavioral weight loss program associated with improvements in airway hyperresponsiveness and quality...

Study: Higher Death Rates Associated with Increasing Degrees of Obesity

While obesity has generally been viewed as a single significant health concern, a University of Pittsburgh study suggests that not all obese women share the same health risks.

Revised Definition Means Millions More Have Pre-Diabetes

Pre-diabetes - a condition that raises a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke - is far more common in America than previously believed.

Researchers Clarify Mechanisms For Beta-Cell Formation

A new study sheds light on the key mechanisms by which new pancreatic beta cells normally form in response to insulin resistance.
Tiny Implant to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Weight

Implant Invented to Lower Blood Sugar Levels and Weight

A spongy implant into fat tissue reduced weight gain and blood-sugar levels with no adverse affects - a development that can benefit people with diabetes or prediabetes.

Researchers: Risk of Diabetes Higher in Neighborhoods That Aren’t Walk-Friendly

Whether your neighbourhood is conducive to walking could determine your risk for developing diabetes...

High Rate of Overweight and Obesity Found in Children Having Surgery

A very high proportion of children who are having surgery are overweight or obese, and because of the excess weight have a greater chance of experiencing problems associated with the surgery, according to a new study.

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.

Insufficient Sleep Associated with Overweight and Obesity

Obese and overweight patients in a study group reported sleeping less than their peers with normal body mass indexes.

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.

‘Motherwell’s Babies’ Study May Yield Up Clues For Adult Diseases

Researchers have begun a new study into the effects of a mother's diet in pregnancy upon unborn babies and their future health.

Genetic Variation Prevents Some Young Type 2 Diabetics from Responding to Physical Exercise

A genetic variation in mitochondria, the energy-producing machinery of cells, prevents young obese subjects with diabetes type 2 to respond to physical exercise.

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