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2013-12-02 21:30:10

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that an abnormal amount of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 is present on abdominal fat tissues of overweight and obese humans and rats Scientists have moved a step closer to an "obesity drug" that may block the effects of diets high in sugar and fats. In a new research report published in the December 2013 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show that there is an abnormal amount of an inflammatory protein called PAR2 in the abdominal fat...

It's Never Too Late To Start Exercising For Your Health: Study
2013-11-27 08:24:14

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you think you’re too old to start exercising, think again. New research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that becoming physically active in your sixties could help keep you from becoming seriously ill and may even ward off dementia. According to a BBC News report, the study followed nearly 3,500 healthy men and women with an average age of 64 and found that those who started exercising were three...

2013-11-26 16:27:31

Study links genetic predisposition to childhood obesity Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain's reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices, particularly for girls, according to a new study by Dr. Patricia Silveira and Prof. Michael Meaney of McGill University and Dr. Robert Levitan of the University of Toronto. Contrary to "blaming" obese individuals for making poor...

Implantable Slimming Aid
2013-11-26 15:01:43

ETH Zurich Gene network regulates blood-fat levels Humankind has a weight problem – and not only in the industrialized nations, either: the growing prosperity in many Asian or Latin American countries goes hand in hand with a way of life that quite literally has hefty consequences. According to the WHO, over half the population in many industrialized nations is overweight, one in three people extremely so. Not only is high-calorie and fatty food a lifetime on the hips, backside and...

Three Key Risk Factors Heart Disease
2013-11-22 11:09:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new research review published by The Lancet from the Harvard School of Public Health and Imperial College London has found that blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose are critical factors for determining the risk of cardiovascular disease linked to being overweight or obese. The review included 97 studies from around the world, 1.8 million people, and more than 57 years of research. It found that controlling hypertension,...

2013-11-21 12:45:55

Research has pointed to the importance of genetic factors in human obesity and has shown that heritability plays a role in 40% to 90% of cases. Now investigators reporting online November 21 in The American Journal of Human Genetics, published by Cell Press, have found that loss of a particular gene's function in humans and mice causes morbid obesity. The study of a morbidly obese family provides new insights into the pathways that control body weight and nutritional status, and the results...

2013-11-20 04:21:26

Experts at Preeminent Obesity Treatment Conference Intrigued by Revolutionary Vysera(TM)-CLS Formulation ATLANTA, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendees at this year's prestigious Obesity Week conference were greeted with a large banner asking the question, "Can you reshape your entire body in 30 days with a calorie-blocking compound?" The exhibit featured a weight-control formulation called Vysera(TM)-CLS that's been drawing crowds at scientific conferences across the United...

2013-11-19 23:23:35

Science Daily reports a new study reveals that having too much body fat makes arteries become stiff after middle age. The SlimPlate System, a portion control method, is the solution to easily controlling excess weight in all age groups. (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Study after study confirms that excess body fat is so dangerous to health that it could lead to fatal outcomes. Science Daily reports that researchers at the Medical Research Council (M.C.) Clinical Sciences Center at Imperial...

2013-11-19 16:26:20

CINCINNATI, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From abnormal kidney function to difficulty walking and diabetes, severely obese adults who were obese as teenagers have greater risk of developing numerous harmful health conditions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Led by investigators at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh, and published online today in the journal Pediatrics, this national, multicenter...

2013-11-19 08:28:54

Attencia, a private home care provider in New York, discusses the correlation between obesity and age, and how to tackle this problem. NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Attencia is a private home care division of Americare that hopes to help seniors and home health aides in the New York area. Obesity is an increasingly growing problem among all age groups in the United States and seniors are at an elevated risk of becoming obese. Attencia would like to help to quell this...