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2013-04-21 23:01:00

The website BetterDigestion.org has recently published an informative article and video revealing specific foods and techniques that promote the release of hormones for weight control and weight loss in as little as 30-seconds each day. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 21, 2013 A new video review and informatinve article from BetterDigestion.org reveals foods and techniques that increase the body´s production of hormones for weight control. The author discusses how recent findings...

2013-04-18 13:36:29

Ever since the appetite-regulation hormone called leptin was discovered in 1994, scientists have sought to understand the mechanisms that control its action. It was known that leptin was made by fat cells, reduced appetite and interacted with insulin , but the precise molecular details of its function –details that might enable the creation of a new treatment for obesity – remained elusive. Now, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have revealed a...

2013-04-12 15:50:31

Targeting pathway may lead to better hypertension treatments for at-risk patients Obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure (hypertension) are all related, but understanding the molecular pathways that underlie cause and effect is complicated. A new University of Iowa study identifies a protein within certain brain cells as a communications hub for controlling blood pressure, and suggests that abnormal activation of this protein may be a mechanism that links cardiovascular disease...

2013-04-12 13:20:41

According to the World Health Organization, more than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. And it´s not just humans who are packing on the pounds. Our furry companions are plagued by an obesity epidemic of their own. More than 50 percent of the dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese. In a new paper on pet obesity in the Journal of Animal Science, University of Illinois professor of animal and nutritional sciences Kelly Swanson and his colleagues...

2013-04-03 23:02:11

According to Dr. Benjamin Gerson, medical director of University Services Sleep Diagnostic & Treatment Centers, the uses for home sleep testing are not just in the clinical setting, but also in identifying fatigued transportation workers as well as improve participants´ results in weight management programs. Dr. Gerson highlighted these points at two speaking engagements last month. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 At two speaking engagements last month, Dr. Benjamin Gerson,...

2013-03-08 00:25:55

Overweight couch potatoes live a dangerous life: Epidemiologists estimate that about 80 percent of the most common diseases are linked to severe overweight and obesity and a sedentary lifestyle. Obese people are at an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, vascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes and cancer. This lowers their life expectancy. Weight loss and physical activity help to counteract this. Women who lose weight lower their breast cancer risk. Regular physical activity lowers...

2013-03-05 12:29:35

HOUSTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inflammation of fat tissue is part of a spiraling series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. But researchers have not understood what triggers the inflammation, or why. In Cell Metabolism this month (cover), scientists from The Methodist Hospital report fat cells themselves are at least partly to blame -- high calorie diets cause the cells to make major histocompatibility complex II, a group of...

When You Eat As Important As What
2013-01-29 19:14:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers wrote recently in the International Journal of Obesity timing is a necessary factor when considering a weight-loss plan. Most weight-loss plans essentially come down to just calorie counting and exercising. However, the latest research shows timing should be part of that consideration. "This is the first large-scale prospective study to demonstrate that the timing of meals predicts weight-loss effectiveness,"...

2013-01-29 12:28:09

MADRID, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Biomedicine category has been granted in this fifth edition to chemist Douglas Coleman and physician Jeffrey Friedman for "revealing the existence of the genes involved in the regulation of appetite and body weight, a discovery crucial to our understanding of human pathologies such as obesity," in the words of the prize jury. Their work showed conclusively that leptin is a hormone made by fat which...

Research Continues To Find Health Problems Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-01-14 14:04:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Obesity research just keeps piling up, as another study points out more of the health problems linked to the childhood weight crisis. A new UCLA study focused on the how childhood obesity has immediate consequences, and found that these youngsters are at a far greater risk than previously thought. When comparing obese children to those of normal weight, the team found that those who are overweight are at nearly twice the risk...