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2011-04-13 14:02:15

Research suggests that stress hormones program child's genes There is increasing evidence from human and animal studies that offspring of parents who were physically or psychologically stressed are at higher risk of developing obesity, and that these offspring may in turn "transmit" that increased risk to the next generation. Now research conducted at the University of Minnesota and Georgetown University suggests that a mother's nutritional or psychological stress during pregnancy and...

2011-04-12 08:42:00

WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, leading health and research experts are convening at the American Society for Nutrition's Scientific Sessions and Annual Meeting at Experimental Biology 2011 in Washington, D.C., to review research findings that highlight the growing problem of increased consumption of sweetened caloric beverages and its link to negative health outcomes. During the workshop, "The Global Beverage Picture: Where is the Science Today as Beverage Consumption...

2011-03-23 20:22:59

Scientists have known for years that belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans. In his latest study, James Perfield, assistant professor of food science in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR), found that a specific plant oil, known as sterculic oil, may be a key in the fight against...

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2011-03-11 11:35:00

A new study raises doubts that the idea of being overweight and "apple-shaped" increases the risk of heart attacks. The study, reported in the medical journal The Lancet, found that risk of heart attack was not increased by fat being concentrated around the waist. It contradicts previous studies that found that overweight people with "apple-shaped" bodies were three times more likely to suffer heart attacks than those with fat distributed more evenly over the body. However, experts warn...

2011-03-10 07:18:40

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- The Mediterranean diet has proven beneficial effects not only regarding metabolic syndrome, but also on its individual components including waist circumference, HDL-cholesterol levels, triglycerides levels, blood pressure levels and glucose metabolism, according to this study. "The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is increasing rapidly throughout the world, in parallel with the increasing incidence of diabetes and obesity, and is now considered a major public health...

2011-03-08 02:45:21

New study shows it's a sound recipe for healthy living The Mediterranean diet has proven beneficial effects not only regarding metabolic syndrome, but also on its individual components including waist circumference, HDL-cholesterol levels, triglycerides levels, blood pressure levels and glucose metabolism, according to a new study published in the March 15, 2011, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The study is a meta-analysis, including results of 50 studies on the...

2011-01-15 00:00:38

To achieve quick and safe fat and weight loss this New Year, Amaya Antiaging Wellness and Weight Loss Clinics launches a unique physician monitored quick medical weight loss program with HCG Diet, Zerona Lipo-Laser to lose Fat and inches and bioidentical hormone balancing to reverse weight gain from hormone imbalances. A global obesity pandemic makes weight loss the number one New Year's resolution of 2011. Over 50 million Americans have metabolic syndrome and obesity with increased risk of...

2011-01-10 14:07:10

A paper describing a dramatic change during the 20th century in England and Wales in the association between social class and mortality from liver cirrhosis features in Alcohol and Alcoholism. While deaths from cirrhosis were more common among higher social classes in the early part of the century, the pattern changed so that deaths from cirrhosis were much more common among the lower social classes by the end of the century. Data on male cirrhosis mortality by social class were obtained from...

2011-01-10 13:53:47

Risk factors were similar to those found in the US and UK A Spanish study has challenged the long-held belief that people in the Mediterranean all enjoy more healthy diets and lifestyles, after discovering alarmingly high cardiovascular risk factors similar to those found in the UK and USA. Research published in the January issue of IJCP, the International Journal of Clinical Practice, also found strong links between low levels of education and increased risk. "Cardiovascular diseases account...

2010-12-20 05:45:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVUS) today announced that the company filed a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for QNEXA® (phentermine/topiramate) Controlled Release Capsules in the European Union (EU). The proposed indication in the EU is for the treatment of obesity, including weight loss and maintenance of weight loss, and should be used in conjunction with a mildly hypocaloric...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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