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obesity and cancer
2014-08-14 07:24:04

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obesity increases a person’s risk of developing 10 of the most common forms of cancer, and is believed to cause an estimated 12,000 additional cases of the disease each year, experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Farr Institute of Health Informatics claim in a new study. The research, which was published online Thursday in the UK medical journal The Lancet, looked at the medical data of...

2014-08-13 16:25:05

2nd Annual ObesityWeek(SM) Conference Takes Place Nov. 2-7, 2014, in Boston, Mass. SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans spend billions of dollars every year on unproven weight loss products, according to the Federal Trade Commission, leaving many desperate for effective solutions. While consumers pick up these fraudulent supplements, foods and devices, well-trained but often overlooked obesity professionals - scientists, clinicians, surgeons and others - are...

2014-08-12 12:35:28

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Childhood obesity still at the top in annual top 10 list of childhood health concerns, according to U-M’s National Poll on Children’s Health Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in the top 10, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health. In the poll’s annual...

2014-08-11 12:27:22

Childhood obesity still at the top in annual top 10 list of childhood health concerns, according to U-M's National Poll on Children's Health ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Childhood obesity remains the top health concern for children in 2014, but when asked about national concerns, adults put school violence and gun-related injuries in the top 10, according to a new University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health. In the...

2014-08-06 08:30:29

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that Mark B. Knudson, PhD., EnteroMedics' President and Chief Executive Officer is scheduled to participate in the Canaccord Genuity 34(th) Annual Growth Conference. The event will be held on August 14, 2014 at 11:30 am Eastern Time at the...

2014-08-05 16:27:34

Bariatric treatments provided at Beverly Hills Physicians can decrease risk of cancer and issues like urinary incontinence in women. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is often said that those who suffer from obesity find themselves caught in a frustrating cycle - the disease can severely impact both one's health, physical attractiveness and self-image, which then leads to depression and increased over-eating. Making matters worse, obesity raises one's risk of diabetes,...

2014-08-04 20:22:24

Weight loss surgery with Dr. Michael Feiz can fight sleep apnea, a potentially serious disorder which can seriously worsen the negative impacts of obesity LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Feiz and Associates would like to point out one of the less well known health-threats associated with obesity: sleep apnea. It's an insidious condition in which breathing during slumber becomes intermittent, resulting in fatigue and a number of potentially very serious health...

2014-08-04 09:15:31

Yale University Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. Published in the Aug. 1 issue of The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI), the study showed that when the researchers blocked the effects of the nuclear receptor PPARgamma in a small number of brain cells in mice, the animals ate less and became...

2014-08-01 20:21:43

This exploration of Lap Band treatment vs. sleeve gastrectomy might help you and your weight loss specialist at Dr. Feiz and Associates find the right treatment LOS ANGELES, Aug 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recent years, interest in bariatric weight loss surgery has become greater than ever. Yet, all too often, sufferers of obesity undergo treatment before learning all of their options, and end up in need of gastric sleeve or lap band revision surgery. Fortunately, surgeons like Dr....

2014-08-01 20:21:41

New research finds that obesity-fighting treatments like sleeve gastrectomy offered at Beverly Hills Physicians can alleviate severe complications of obesity LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that obesity is a growing problem in the U.S., and that the disease can increase the risk of severe health issues like arthritis, cancer, and heart disease. That's why bariatric treatments like sleeve gastrectomy provided by the acclaimed beauty and wellness team at...


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