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2014-06-05 13:31:08

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of the...

2014-06-05 13:23:31

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical features (including mood reactivity where people can feel better when positive things happen in life, increased appetite or weight gain) appears to be associated with obesity. Authors: Aurélie M. Lasserre, M.D., of Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, and colleagues. Background: MDD has tremendous public health impact worldwide. Obesity is another burden for public health. Understanding the...

2014-06-04 23:11:05

The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. The center will focus on tackling and reversing the...

2014-06-04 16:23:13

Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years ROSEMONT, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of...

2014-05-30 23:08:37

Ace Medical Weight Loss Center shares tips on why health insurances do not cover obesity and weight loss treatments. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Insurance does not cover weight loss services. Does that mean obesity, as a medical condition, is not serious enough to be treated? There are multiple reasons why insurance does not cover the treatment of obesity. 1. There has been a fairly sudden rise in obesity The prevalence of obesity has risen in the last 50 years, and has...

2014-05-29 08:30:08

The child-safe Essentia-120 food sprinkle helps eliminate built-up fat in the digestive tract SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego-based Centum20, Inc. has announced the introduction of Essentia-120, a new calorie reduction food sprinkle, which apparently absorbs and eliminates up to 30 percent of the fat in the digestive tract. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140528/91848 Essentia-120 contains a patented form of glucomannan, one of the most absorbent...

More Than Two Billion People Globally Are Overweight Or Obese
2014-05-29 08:01:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Weight gain is quickly becoming the world’s biggest health epidemic as nearly 30 percent of the entire population are either overweight or obese. The rise in global obesity/overweight rates over the past three decades has been significant and widespread, jumping from 857 million people in 1980 to 2.1 billion people in 2013, with nearly a third of those classified as obese. Overweight is defined as having a Body Mass Index (BMI)...

Sugary Drinks - Should They Require Warning Labels?
2014-05-28 10:00:03

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health professor Simon Capewell from the University of Liverpool recently published a personal view urging the addition of warning labels to be placed on sugary drinks. This is in connection with a new health bill from the state of California. The bill consists of adding health warnings to vending machines and to be placed on sugary drinks, stating that they are linked to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Failure to...

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...


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