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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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2011-08-25 10:47:57

  Aerobic exercise is your best bet when it comes to losing that dreaded belly fat, a new study finds. When Duke University Medical Center researchers conducted a head-to-head comparison of aerobic exercise, resistance training, and a combination of the two, they found aerobic exercise to be the most efficient and most effective way to lose the belly fat that's most damaging to your health. This isn't the fat that lies just under your skin and causes the dreaded muffin top....

2011-07-22 06:46:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows obese people with high amounts of belly fat and liver fat may be at an increased risk for developing heart disease and other health problems. Researchers in Sweden and Finland found obese patients at the greatest risk have more abdominal fat, a higher secretion of liver lipids, and an impaired removal of triglycerides from the blood stream. They suggest that doctors should regularly check obese patients for these risk factors. "It is important to...

2011-07-22 01:46:28

Obese people with high levels of abdominal fat and liver fat may face increased risks for heart disease and other serious health problems, according to research published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association. Obesity is commonly associated with heart disease risk and problems called cardiometabolic abnormalities, including insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and gout. Researchers in Sweden and...

2011-07-14 13:25:50

For kidney disease patients, a large belt size can double the risk of dying. A study led by a Loyola University Health System researcher found that the larger a kidney patient's waist circumference, the greater the chance the patient would die during the course of the study. The study by lead researcher Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, and colleagues was published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Waist circumference was more strongly linked to mortality than another common measure of...

2011-06-15 00:00:27

Men's health expert Brad King reveals how the right diet and exercise can fight male depression, disease and loss of libido, in his series "Tackle Male Menopause Now." Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 13, 2011 WellWise.org kicks off International Men's Health Week with a two-part series by one of Canada's most sought-after authorities on nutrition, obesity, longevity and men's health, Brad King. Male menopause, or andropause, results in a drastic decline in the male hormone testosterone "“ up...

2011-05-26 16:21:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The word is out from Hollywood. Schwarzenegger-style workouts and exotic diets aren't the only way today's stars have managed to stay buff and beautiful. It now seems that an exclusive cadre of stars have also been taking a very special dietary supplement to help keep get their ripped abs ready for the camera! Just a few gel caps per day and their stomachs stay flat and lean with almost no other efforts! So what is the big secret?...

2011-05-24 18:31:19

In a large study of men in Japan, the presence of fatty liver disease by ultrasonography showed an inverse ( reduced risk) association with the frequency of moderate alcohol consumption; however, there was some suggestion of an increase in fatty liver disease with higher volume of alcohol consumed per day. Moderate drinkers had lower levels of obesity than did non-drinkers, and both obesity and metabolic abnormalities were positively associated with fatty liver disease. These findings support...

2011-05-04 07:07:16

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Watch out for the muffin top! One of the largest studies of its kind has found that people with coronary artery disease who have even a modest beer belly are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere. The effect was observed even in patients with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI). Researchers analyzed data from 15,923 people with coronary artery disease involved in five studies from around the world. They found that those with coronary artery...

2011-05-02 23:54:19

One of the largest studies of its kind has found that people with coronary artery disease who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere. The effect was observed even in patients with a normal Body Mass Index (BMI). The findings of this Mayo Clinic analysis are published in the May 10 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers analyzed data from 15,923 people with coronary artery disease...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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