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2012-04-03 13:14:27

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE this week that obesity in America is significantly worse than previously thought. According to a study by Eric R. Braverman, M.D. and Nirav Shah, M.D., M.P.H., the BMI formula is an outdated mathematical equation that needs to evolve to help correctly evaluate body fat. The study suggests that adjusting the BMI will have broad population health implications, leading some who were not necessarily considered to...

2012-04-03 08:43:19

Leptin blood test can correct BMI errors: Press release from PLoS ONE The scope of the obesity epidemic in the United States has been greatly underestimated, according to a study published Apr. 2 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. Researchers found that the Body Mass Index (BMI) substantially under-diagnoses obesity when compared to the Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scan, a direct simultaneous measure of body fat, muscle mass, and bone density. The disparity is particularly...

2012-03-23 05:43:10

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- A ravenous appetite may be what causes many overweight people to be obese. Researchers have found a mutation in a single gene is responsible for the inability of neurons to effectively send out appetite suppressing signals from the body to the correct area of the brain. A study suggests that there might be a way to stimulate expression of that gene to treat obesity caused by uncontrolled eating. Researchers found that a mutation in the brain-derived neurotrophic...

2012-03-19 04:53:45

The discovery offers clues about how to turn on brain sensitivity to leptin and insulin, hormones that turn off appetite Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have revealed how a mutation in a single gene is responsible for the inability of neurons to effectively pass along appetite suppressing signals from the body to the right place in the brain. What results is obesity caused by a voracious appetite. Their study, published March 18th on Nature Medicine's website,...

2012-03-15 22:00:53

American Heart Association meeting report If you don't get enough sleep, you may also eat too much – and thus be more likely to become obese. That is the findings of researchers who presented their study at the American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2012 Scientific Sessions. "We tested whether lack of sleep altered the levels of the hormones leptin and ghrelin, increased the amount of food people ate, and affected...

2012-02-17 08:00:00

Bel Marra Health, ffering high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, is lending its support to a weight loss clinical study of African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) that shows significant improvements to body weight and body fat in obese or overweight individuals. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 17, 2012 Bel Marra Health, offering high-quality vitamins and nutritional supplements, is lending its support to a weight loss clinical study of African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) that shows...

2012-02-08 06:39:18

(Ivanhoe Newswire)– According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about out of 3 U.S. adults are obese and that number continues to grow.  Now some experts are looking at brains instead of bellies to find out why. Diabetes researchers at the University of Cincinnati are drawing attention to the biological factors that contribute to the rising rates of obesity and exploring options to reduce body weight. "While we don't usually think of it this way, body weight is...

2012-02-07 23:06:20

An editorial authored by University of Cincinnati (UC) diabetes researchers to be published in the Feb. 7, 2012, issue of the journal Cell Metabolism sheds light on the biological factors contributing to rising rates of obesity and discusses strategies to reduce body weight. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, about one-third of U.S. adults are obese, a number that continues to climb. "While we don't usually think of it this way, body weight is regulated. How much we...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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