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Weight And See: Americans Unaware Of Weight Gain, Loss
2012-08-02 06:43:03

[ Watch the Video: Weight Loss Wagers ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online These are many factors that can affect weight gain or weight loss and the fluctuation of weight can be difficult to track. Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics (IHME) at the University of Washington recently discovered that a large percentage of people in the U.S. aren´t aware if they are gaining or losing weight. According to the IHME, obesity has increased between...

Can This Drug Control Appetite And Help With Weight Loss?
2012-07-27 11:43:28

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Elastic bands and exercise programs are a few of the many avenues available to consumers who would like to lose weight. However, new studies have been conducted on treatments that could lead to long-term weight loss. Researchers believe that the drug could help in losing weight and keeping weight off for longer periods of time. The drug, which ups the body´s sensitivity to the hormone leptin, is featured in a recent edition...

Night Shift Workers At Increased Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke
2012-07-27 08:04:40

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who regularly do shift work are slightly more at risk of having a heart attack or stroke than their day-only working counterparts, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. According to researchers from Norway and Canada, heart attack and stroke can be added to the list of previously known risks of shift work, risks that include high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. The researchers defined shift...

2012-07-25 09:41:35

Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take place it is likely that today´s children could be the first generation in over a century to experience a decline in life expectancy due to the epidemic of childhood obesity which leads to complications in later life. While little is known about how inactivity and obesity lead to undesirable side...

2012-07-23 20:58:02

New study reveals 50% higher risk of urothelial and colorectal cancers in adulthood Parents are increasingly conscious of the dangers of childhood obesity. There is a growing recognition of health problems associated with extra pounds, including the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and joint and muscle pain. New research from Tel Aviv University has revealed another significant reason for children to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Ari Shamiss and Dr. Adi Leiba of TAU's Sackler Faculty...

2012-07-19 23:02:57

For those who have jobs involving a lot of sitting, simple movements such as standing up and moving around during breaks may not only help with weight loss, it just might help them live longer, too. LAP-BAND VIP surgeon Dr. Shahram Salimitari discusses new study findings. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 19, 2012 Generally, people who work a typical nine to five job spend nearly all of those hours seated, an estimate that doesn´t take into account any additional time spent sitting during...

2012-07-19 01:11:40

Scientists at The University of Nottingham believe they´ve found a way of fighting obesity – with a pioneering technique which uses thermal imaging. This heat-seeking technology is being used to trace our reserves of brown fat – the body´s ℠good fat´ – which plays a key role in how quickly our body can burn calories as energy. This special tissue known as Brown Adipose Tissue, or brown fat, produces 300 times more heat than any other tissue in the...

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