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2014-05-27 08:26:13

3 -Year Follow-Up Data from STAMPEDE Trial Highlights Ethicon's Commitment to Addressing the Global Health Burdens of Obesity and Diabetes CINCINNATI, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study funded primarily by Ethicon and published in the May 22 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates that at 3-year follow-up, improved glycemic control and reduction in diabetes medications seen in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who underwent bariatric surgery is...

How Does Common Obesity Gene Contribute To Weight Gain?
2014-05-23 03:28:06

Columbia University Medical Center Researchers have discovered how a gene commonly linked to obesity—FTO—contributes to weight gain. The study shows that variations in FTO indirectly affect the function of the primary cilium, a little-understood hair-like appendage on brain and other cells. Specific abnormalities of cilium molecules, in turn, increase body weight, in some instances, by affecting the function of receptors for leptin, a hormone that suppresses appetite. The findings,...

Cheap Food May Be Key Player In Obesity Epidemic
2014-05-23 05:51:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the American obesity epidemic has been blamed on the lack of healthier culinary choices or adequate exercise, the authors of a new CA: Cancer Journal for Clinicians study have discovered a different and potentially surprising cause: the availability of inexpensive food. In the new study, Roland Sturm of RAND Corporation and Ruopeng An of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign conducted a review of known economic...

2014-05-22 23:06:53

Dr. Pont, a pioneer in the field of childhood weight management, seeks to help children and their families lead healthier and happier lives through education and treatment of what is a dangerous epidemic in this country—obesity in children. Croton on Hudson, New York (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Camp Shane, the longest running and most successful children’s weight loss camp in the country, is delighted to announce the addition of prestigious pediatrician and childhood obesity expert, Dr....

2014-05-22 23:05:14

Summer is the perfect time of year for planning and scheduling Lap Band surgery in Dallas. Top 3 Reasons not to put weight loss surgery off any longer Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Reason 1: It’s only six months until the holidays. Scheduling a procedure during the summer months allows Dallas Lap Band patients time to adjust to the decrease in caloric intake, recalibrate eating habits and achieve considerable weight loss in time for the holidays. Reason 2: Health insurance plans...

2014-05-22 23:00:39

The Children’s Obesity Fund is sponsoring the 14th Annual HopeWalk and Kid’s Healthy Activity Fair coordinated by Hands for Hope in North Hollywood Park. A family event for both adults and kids, the 5K walk coupled with a huge, fun fair in the park are designed to get community members moving, teaching them how to live healthy and active lives. (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, is a sponsor of Hands for Hope’s 14th...

2014-05-22 20:22:52

Expert surgical treatment is vital but not enough; Beverly Hills Physicians provides life-changing counseling and support before and after weight loss surgery LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It can't be overstated; bariatric surgery is a delicate procedure that requires the expert hands of board-certified weight loss doctors. This is especially the case with modern innovations like the sleeve gastrectomy or lap band procedures, which can now be effectively performed...

2014-05-21 23:02:44

Company Leads Effort to Expand Medical Provider Adoption of Obesity Treatment through Training and Cutting-Edge Screening Technology Tarrytown, NY (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The Center for Medical Weight Loss (CMWL), the largest network for non-surgical medical weight loss providers in the U.S., plans to open its July CME seminar, held on July 10 through July 13 in Las Vegas, to non-participating members of the CMWL network in an effort to broaden the scope of medical providers with the tools...

2014-05-21 10:46:52

The Lancet Weight loss at any age in adulthood is worthwhile because it could yield long-term heart and vascular benefits, suggests new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The findings are from a study examining the impact of lifelong patterns of weight change on cardiovascular risk factors in a group of British men and women followed since birth in March 1946. They showed that the longer the exposure to excess body fat (adiposity) in adulthood the greater the...

2014-05-21 10:25:19

PLOS The risk of experiencing an oxygen deficit at birth (birth asphyxia) increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese, according to a study by Swedish and US researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. These findings are important given the high prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide, and suggest that preventing women of reproductive age from becoming overweight or obese is important to the health of their children. The authors, led by Dr. Martina...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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