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2012-08-13 06:24:54

NEW ANALYSIS RANKS STATES, FINDS 12 STATES TOP 30 PERCENT FOR OBESITY WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve states currently have an adult obesity rate above 30 percent, according to a new analysis released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The analysis used the state obesity rates made available today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Mississippi had the highest rate of...

2012-08-13 02:25:42

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Elcelyx Therapeutics announced today that it has secured $4 million of a $7 million extension of its Series B private equity financing. Existing investors Morgenthaler Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Technology Partners all participated in the extension. Founded in 2010, Elcelyx has raised a total of $20 million, including the $4 million, and advanced two product candidates for weight loss and the treatment of diabetes and obesity...

2012-08-07 06:25:05

Less than half get enough physical activity to improve their health ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-two percent of adults say they walked for at least once for 10 minutes or more in the previous week in 2010, compared to 56 percent in 2005, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, less than half (48 percent) of all adults get enough physical activity to improve their health, according to data...

2012-08-03 10:21:30

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the past, weight loss surgery has been demeaned as some sort of "easy way out" for people who aren't willing to put in the hard work of dieting and exercise. Nothing could be further from the truth. At Dr. Feiz & Associates, a prestigious weight loss surgery center in Beverly Hills, CA, Dr. Michael Feiz has consulted with patients from every walk of life, and he can attest to the fact that most of them have spent years trying traditional diet...

2012-08-02 23:00:17

Findings of the study published on July 3rd 2012, in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, revealed that Actos (pioglitazone) is linked to increased risk of bladder cancer. Actos is a type 2 diabetes drug, manufactured by Takeda Pharmaceutical Industries Limited and promoted as decreasing insulin resistance. According to court documents, on June 12, 2012, New York resident, Wanda Heavey, filed a $10 million lawsuit in New York Eastern District Court (case no. 2:2012cv02945) alleging she...

2012-07-30 18:20:32

LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study seems to indicate what many public health experts have been saying for a long time: obesity has become North America's #1 health menace. The results of the effort by Concordia University indicate that obesity-related health issues are now responsible for more doctor visits than smoking, long regarded as public health enemy #1. Regardless of the cause, one result of the increasingly intractable obesity epidemic is clear: continually...

2012-07-27 10:22:11

DEERFIELD, Ill. and OSAKA, Japan, July 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc., resubmitted New Drug Applications (NDAs) to the United States (U.S.) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for alogliptin and fixed-dose combination (FDC) alogliptin and pioglitazone. Takeda anticipates that these applications will be reviewed within the next six months. These NDAs...

2012-07-25 02:31:38

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced the receipt of Marketing Authorization from the European Commission for Jentadueto® (linagliptin/metformin hydrochloride) tablets, a medicine combining the DPP-4 inhibitor, linagliptin (the active ingredient in Tradjenta® tablets, marketed under the trade name Trajenta® in Europe) and metformin in a single tablet taken twice daily.(1 ) The...

Childhood Obesity Increases Heart Disease Risk Before Adulthood
2012-07-24 10:51:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New Dutch research has found that two in every three severely obese children already have at least one health problem due to their increased waist size, and by age 12 had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood glucose. Published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, the study focuses on an issue that has seen little research, despite fast becoming a worldwide epidemic. The findings stem from the Dutch...

2012-07-22 02:20:17

NEW YORK, July 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study published in the Journal of Dental Research at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) and backed by The Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation amongst others; found that a pre-diabetes determination can be made by simply going to the dentist. The study has huge implications for those Americans who are developing Type 2 diabetes at alarming rates. Unlike Type 1, Type 2 Diabetes is acquired, mostly from poor diet and therefore, early...