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2011-11-18 07:10:41

Metabolic syndrome biomarkers predict subsequent decline in lung function after particulate exposure, according to new research involving rescue personnel exposed to World Trade Center (WTC) dust. In a nested case-control study of 327 non-smoking FDNY 9/11 rescue workers, metabolic syndrome biomarkers measured within six months of exposure to WTC dust predicted decline of forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) over the next six years. "Study participants with dyslipidemia,...

2011-11-09 16:06:23

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers found the human body is better at fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, disappear. Findings come from a pilot study of 31 obese people with gum disease. Half of the group with an average body mass index (BMI) of 39 had gastric bypass surgery and had fat cells from the abdomen removed. That half fared better than a control group of obese people with a BMI of 35 who also were treated for gum...

Why Do Some People Gain Weight Back After A Diet?
2011-10-27 09:53:03

Obesity studies for years have shown that when overweight people lose weight their metabolism slows and they experience hormonal changes that increase appetite, a finding that has been backed by new Australian research that shows those changes persist for a longer period of time. Scientists theorized that these biological changes could explain why most obese dieters quickly gain back much of their weight that they had previously lost. They found that for at least a year, subjects who lost...

Sleep Deprivation Linked To Teen Weight Gain
2011-10-24 05:32:30

Sleeping less than 8 hours a night may be linked to weight gain in teens, shows a new study presented at CHEST 2011, the 77th annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP). Furthermore, obesity was linked to short sleep duration in teen males, with the fewest hours slept linked to the highest BMI levels. "Sleep is food for the brain. When teens do not get enough sleep, they fall asleep in class, struggle to concentrate, look and feel stressed, get sick more often, and...

2011-10-05 05:53:39

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If your children are overweight or obese, their risk of having high blood pressure is almost three times higher than children at normal weight. A study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children over a period of 4.5 years revealed that when the children's body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile – the beginning of the overweight category – the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children....

Overweight Kids Have Greater Risk Of High Blood Pressure
2011-10-04 05:20:29

Overweight or obese kids are at three times greater risk for high blood pressure compared with children of normal weight, according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine. The four and a half year study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children revealed that when the children's body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile, the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity...

2011-09-08 16:39:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to recent press inquiries, please see the previously issued press release below. This release explains the findings of a two-year clinical trial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), examining the efficacy of Jenny Craig in helping overweight and obese women achieve average weight loss of 10% after one year (20 pounds), with minimal regain at the two-year mark and a high retention rate of 92%. New...

2011-08-29 11:33:08

Obesity is growing at alarming rates worldwide, and the biggest culprit is overeating. In a study of brain circuits that control hunger and satiety, Yale School of Medicine researchers have found that molecular mechanisms controlling free radicals–molecules tied to aging and tissue damage–are at the heart of increased appetite in diet-induced obesity. Published Aug. 28 in the advanced online issue of Nature Medicine, the study found that elevating free radical levels in the...

2011-08-23 10:00:00

MURRAY, Utah, Aug. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Bioscience, a leader in diet support products, offers the African Mango product line for individuals desiring a natural weight management supplement. The product line includes three innovative products; African Mango 1200, African Mango Lean, and African Mango Cleanse. African Mango 1200 is designed for those dieters who desire to lose a considerable amount of weight, while African Mango Lean is intended for those who have less weight to...

2011-08-04 18:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OSAKA, Japan, Aug. 5, 2011 -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN) and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE: 4502) today announced that they are discontinuing development of pramlintide/metreleptin, an investigational combination therapy for the treatment of obesity that comprises pramlintide, an analog of the natural hormone amylin, and metreleptin, an analog of the natural hormone leptin. The joint decision was based on a commercial...