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2014-07-28 12:54:29

UT Southwestern Medical Center A protein that controls when genes are switched on or off plays a key role in specific areas of the brain to regulate metabolism, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. The research potentially could lead to new therapies to treat obesity and diabetes, since the transcription factor involved – spliced X-box binding protein 1 (Xbp1s) – appears to influence the body's sensitivity to insulin and leptin signaling. Insulin and leptin are...

2014-07-28 12:27:48

School applications will be accepted through August 20 LANSING, Mich., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is pleased to announce that beginning today the Michigan Department of Community Health is partnering with the statewide Building Healthy Communities program, a private-public initiative designed to fight obesity and improve childhood wellness through school-based programming. "The Michigan Department of Community Health is proud to join forces...

2014-07-28 10:27:48

Vanderbilt University Medical Center A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. "Of course it's hard to speculate from mouse to human," said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. "But essentially, we've prevented most of the...

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2014-07-28 05:16:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A previously undetected virus, discovered in intestinal samples, could influence the behavior of common gut bacteria and could even play a role in conditions such as diabetes and obesity, according to a new Nature Communications study. According to BBC News health reporter Smitha Mundasad, scientists from San Diego State University were exploring genetic material found in intestinal samples when they discovered a new type of...

2014-07-28 00:21:20

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study finds that few adult survivors of childhood cancer follow a heart-healthy lifestyle that protects against heart disease, diabetes and other health problems MEMPHIS, Tenn., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that 73 percent of adult survivors of childhood cancer more than doubled their risk of developing metabolic syndrome and related health problems by failing to follow a...

2014-07-27 23:02:37

The 3-Week Diet review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Brian Flatt’s diet program for losing weight and building lean muscle mass. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 According to the 3-Week Diet system review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive diet system that can help both men and women lose weight naturally without medications. The 3-Week Diet system, as it is reviewed now by Vkool, was developed by Brian Flatt, a nutrition specialist and weight loss...

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2014-07-26 03:00:23

Leigh MacMillan, Vanderbilt University A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered. “Of course it’s hard to speculate from mouse to human,” said senior investigator Sean Davies, Ph.D., assistant professor of Pharmacology. “But essentially, we’ve prevented most...

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2014-07-25 05:10:20

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Obesity is a problem in America and around the world. Obesity-caused illness have plagued healthcare systems worldwide. Some of these illnesses include diabetes, heart disease, respiratory illnesses, joint issues, and gastrointestinal problems. Employers and third-party payers (such as health insurance companies) have started to look at ways to help lower healthcare costs for obesity-related issues by looking into coverage for...

2014-07-25 04:21:43

A new study has found that grief before and/or during pregnancy may trigger obesity in children in adulthood. Dr. Michael Gabriel, of a noted Staten Island Pediatrics clinic, GPM Pediatrics, reacts to the study result. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of a prominent Staten Island Pediatrics clinic, GPM Pediatrics, reacts to a recent study, which shows how grief in pregnancy may cause obesity in adulthood. Photo -...

2014-07-24 16:26:38

The estimated 2014 medical cost of obesity in the U.S. is $200 billion SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 3Pound Health(TM) announced the full commercial release of Euco(TM), a patient-engagement platform designed to expand the reach and impact of clinician-managed health and wellness programs. Euco is a disruptive innovation that recognizes the reality of today's behavior-driven healthcare challenges manifested most recognizably in obesity and chronic disease. 3Pound Health...


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International Journal of Obesity
2012-05-14 15:47:25

The International Journal of Obesity (IJO) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. As of May 2012, the editors-in-chief are RL Atkinson and I MacDonald. The journal addresses the development and treatment of obesity, and the functional impairments associated with the obese state. It publishes basic science and clinical studies that address the biochemical, epidemiological, genetical, molecular, metabolic, nutritional, physiological, psychological and...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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