Latest Metabolic disorders Stories

2012-05-22 01:50:19

Currently more than 10% of preschoolers in the U.S. are obese and effective strategies that target pregnancy, infancy, and toddlers are urgently needed to stop the progression of the childhood obesity epidemic, as proposed in an article in Childhood Obesity, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free online ahead of print on the Childhood Obesity website. Evidence increasingly suggests that the risk for childhood obesity begins before and...

When You Eat Matters As Much As What You Eat
2012-05-17 12:24:41

When you eat might be as important as what you eat when it comes to weight gain. That's the conclusion of a study reported in the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism published online on May 17th. A new study shows, when mice on a high-fat diet are restricted to eating for eight hours per day, they eat as much as those who eat around the clock, yet they are protected against obesity and other metabolic ills. The discovery proposes that the health effects of a poor diet may result in part...

2012-05-14 22:37:00

Managing adult obesity is challenging for primary care physicians, but a new review published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) aims to provide an evidence-based approach to counseling patients to help them lose weight and maintain weight loss. "Even though evidence suggests that patients are considerably more likely to lose weight when they are advised to do so by their primary care physicians, most patients who are clinically obese do not receive weight-loss counseling in...

2012-05-11 23:00:07

The Obesity Prevention Source website, launched by Harvard School of Public Health, provides quick and easy access to science-based information about the causes of child obesity and adult obesity and how to reverse the worldwide weight problem. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 11, 2012 What is causing the obesity epidemic–and how can we stop and reverse this worldwide weight problem? A new website offers authoritative answers to pressing questions about child obesity and adult obesity and sheds...

Possible Health Consequences Resulting From Long Commutes
2012-05-09 06:44:09

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A new report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine states that, as people move farther away from urban centers and commute longer distances via car, it can have greater health risks. In general, sedentary activity is known to have impacts on cardiovascular and metabolic health. As such, the new study finds that commuting longer distances can increase weight, decrease cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), among other health issues. In the experiment,...

2012-05-08 09:16:42

An Australian school-based obesity prevention program for adolescent girls was not associated with statistically significant differences in body mass index (BMI) and other body composition measures, however the small changes may be related to clinically important health outcomes, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. The study is part of the Nutrition and the Health of Children and Adolescents theme issue....

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.