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2011-11-29 10:51:57

In a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), growth hormone replacement for six months was found to increase bone formation in abdominally obese women. "This is the first time that the effects of growth hormone on bone have been studied in obesity," said the study's lead author, Miriam A. Bredella, M.D., a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston....

2011-11-01 15:33:14

A study of postmenopausal women found no significant mortality benefit from vitamin D after controlling for health risk factors such as abdominal obesity. The only exception was that thin-waisted women with low vitamin D levels might face some risk. The results agree with advice issued last year by the Institute of Medicine that cautioned against vitamin D having a benefit beyond bone health. Doctors agree that vitamin D promotes bone health, but a belief that it can also prevent cancer,...

2011-10-25 13:08:49

New study pinpoints hidden thickening of the arteries in young adults Atherosclerosis — or buildup of fat in the walls of arteries – is thought of as a disorder of older people but it affects a large number of young men and women, according to a new Heart and Stroke Foundation study. "The proportion of young, apparently healthy adults who are presumably 'the picture of health' who already have atherosclerosis is staggering," says Dr. Eric Larose, an interventional...

2011-10-25 05:27:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Atherosclerosis, buildup of fat in artery walls, is thought of as a disorder of older people, but it affects large numbers of young men and women. "The proportion of young, apparently healthy adults who are presumably 'the picture of health' who already have atherosclerosis is staggering," Dr. Eric Larose, an interventional cardiologist at the Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec and an assistant professor at...

2011-10-24 09:30:16

Women hospital staff working night shifts may be compromising their own health as they try to improve the health of patients, Dr. Joan Tranmer told the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2011, co-hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Dr. Tranmer's study investigated the connection between shift work and risk factors for heart disease in female hospital employees who worked both shift and non-shift rotations. As a former nurse familiar with...

Menopausal Women May Not Get Enough Vitamin D
2011-10-21 03:20:07

A healthy diet is especially important during the menopause — a period in which the risk of suffering from health problems increases. Various studies analyze the diet of peri- and postmenopausal women in Spain alongside the troubles that come with this transition. The results show that all of those groups studied have a deficient intake of vitamin D. Marina Pollán, researcher at the Carlos III Institute of Health and one of the authors of the study explains that...

2011-09-26 12:12:11

Belly fat, known clinically as central obesity, has been linked to the development of asthma in a new study. The findings, which will be presented at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Amsterdam today (25 September 2011), have shown central obesity as a risk factor for the disease. Excess abdominal fat has been linked with a number of health effects, such as diabetes and heart disease, but there has been little focus on its link with lung disease. Previous studies...

2011-09-22 07:00:00

Diet Doc hCG Diet creates a new weight loss program for heart patients. Cardiovascular patients are typically mandated by their doctors to lose weight or eat a certain way. The diet options are many. Diet Doc created a unique cardiovascular diet that is further personalized for every individual, reports Julie Wright, president of Diet Doc. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Diet Doc hCG Diet developed a new doctor-supervised hCG weight loss for heart patients diet. Cardiovascular...

2011-08-25 14:05:01

Research led by Dr. Melinda Sothern, Professor of Public Health and Jim Finks Endowed Chair in Health Promotion at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that obese 7-9-year-old children had nearly three times the liver fat and almost double the belly fat of their nonobese counterparts and that insulin resistance was more than double and insulin sensitivity less than half respectively. The study is the first to use a combination of advanced measurements in healthy obese and...


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