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2012-04-26 23:56:41

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have demonstrated for the first time that the heart can regulate energy balance throughout the body, a finding that may point to more effective treatments for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes affect tens of millions of people in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Using mice fed a high-fat diet, researchers found that manipulating a heart-specific genetic...

2012-04-25 00:02:26

Kids can be really mean — especially to other kids — and school-yard bullying can have serious immediate and long-term effects. One area of increasing concern in this regard is the possibility that overweight or obese children shoulder the brunt of bullying. With childhood obesity rates reaching unprecedented levels, this may translate into even more negative behavior being experienced by today's kids. It is also possible that children who are disliked by their peers may respond...

2012-04-24 09:53:54

The international obesity epidemic is widespread, nondiscriminatory, and deadly. But do we really understand all of the factors underlying this alarming trend? The concept of energy balance (energy consumed = energy expended + energy stored) is undeniable, being driven by the first law of thermodynamics. Consequently, there is no contradiction that excessive calorie intake and plummeting levels of physical activity are largely to blame for our ever-expanding waistlines. However, scientists...

Researchers Find Additional Evidence That Families That Eat Together May Be The Healthiest
2012-04-24 05:08:40

"Come and get it!" A phrase historically proclaiming that the communal meal is ready, is heard all too infrequently among contemporary American households, especially as children get older. Indeed, over 40% of the typical American food budget is spent on eating out, with family meals often being relegated to holidays and special occasions. Aside from negative effects on the family budget, eating out has been shown to be generally associated with poor food choices and bad health. Of particular...

2012-04-20 12:37:21

Data presented for the first time at the World Congress of Cardiology organized by the World Heart Federation The Indian Heart Watch (IHW) study has revealed the truth behind the prevalence, awareness, treatment and control of key risk factors that are driving the country's growing cardiovascular disease (CVD) epidemic, in a first-of-a-kind presentation of data at the World Congress of Cardiology today. The study assessed the prevalence of different "lifestyle" and biological CVD risk...

2012-04-19 19:46:28

Childhood obesity is a widespread global epidemic and in parallel with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is now the leading cause of liver disease among children. New data presented today at the International Liver Congress 2012 furthers this concern by showing that childhood obesity is positively linked with developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) - the most common form of liver cancer - in adulthood. The Danish study monitored birth weight and BMI at school age of 165,540 men...

Lack  Of  Sleep Is Linked To Obesity, New Evidence Shows
2012-04-17 08:59:06

Under 6 hours of sleep can impact appetite regulation and increase BMI Can lack of sleep make you fat? A new paper which reviews the evidence from sleep restriction studies reveals that inadequate sleep is linked to obesity. The research, published in a special issue of the The American Journal of Human Biology, explores how lack of sleep can impact appetite regulation, impair glucose metabolism and increase blood pressure. "Obesity develops when energy intake is greater than...

2012-04-13 05:28:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Losing weight is always an uphill battle. For obese patients, it might be harder than we think. Dr. Ben Williams has hands on experience with the weight loss struggle. Despite being highly educated on the negative effects on one's health due to obesity, Dr. Ben Williams could not lose weight beyond short-term losses. "Losing the weight was the easy part, keeping it off was the challenge. Oh, and I exercised a lot too; I just ate a lot more," Dr. Williams was quoted...


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