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2014-06-05 23:02:08

Large Data Pool Contributes to Importance of Findings and Warrants Further Study Fremont, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 While male breast cancer is uncommon, men who are obese, or who have never had children, are at increased risk of developing this disease, according to researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC), and their colleagues. In addition, this new study confirms that men with the chromosomal disorder Klinefelter...

2014-06-05 23:00:19

Dr. Greuner, Surgical Director of NYC Surgical Associates joins with a lipedema patient to increase public awareness of this debilitating disease. “A specialized form of liposuction is shown to be the only effective long-term treatment for lipedema,” he says. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Cardiovascular surgeon Dr. David Greuner is successfully treating patients with lipedema, a chronic fat disorder that affects the legs and occasionally the arms, causing an abnormal...

2014-06-05 13:31:08

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Knee replacement surgeries far outpace hip replacement surgeries over past 20 years The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries more than tripled between 1993 and 2009, while the number of total hip replacements (THR) doubled during the same time period. A study appearing in the June Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) found that an increase in the prevalence of overweight and obesity in the U.S. accounted for 95 percent of the...

2014-06-05 13:23:31

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical features (including mood reactivity where people can feel better when positive things happen in life, increased appetite or weight gain) appears to be associated with obesity. Authors: Aurélie M. Lasserre, M.D., of Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, and colleagues. Background: MDD has tremendous public health impact worldwide. Obesity is another burden for public health. Understanding the...

2014-06-05 12:31:38

The Nation's Premier Lipedema Specialist Puts an End to a Debilitating Condition LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liposuction expert Dr. David Amron is one of the select surgeons in the nation to successfully treat lipedema (a.k.a. lipoedema), a potentially debilitating condition that causes abnormal accumulation of fat cells in the legs and sometimes arms. At his cutting edge facility located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the world-class surgeon is utilizing decades of...

2014-06-05 12:30:58

NEW YORK, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the wake-up call from 'FED UP', the just released documentary on obesity, it is no surprise that the CDC's (U.S. Center for Disease Control) obesity statistics are grossly under reported. Meredith Luce RD, MS, LDN and Joan Breibart, two veteran diet and exercise professionals, have converted the data with the Hamwi Method used by dieticians: Adult America is 55% obese, not 35%...

2014-06-05 12:30:17

TOS Pledges Support for the Sixth Annual National Employee Wellness Month, Offers Advice for Developing Workplace Wellness Programs SILVER SPRING, Md., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing the benefits of workplace wellness programs for health, today the Obesity Society (TOS) announces its support for and participation in the sixth annual National Employee Wellness Month (NEWM). This yearly initiative highlights the importance of healthy practices in the workplace to engender a...

saturated fat and genetic obesity risk
2014-06-05 05:33:09

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many advertisements today talk about what kind of fats are in their products. Dietary fats come in three main varieties: unsaturated, saturated and trans. Your body can't operate correctly without dietary fat, but how much of which kind is right? The Mayo Clinic reports that one main concern with dietary fats is the high caloric content, and the role they might play in conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. A new study from...

2014-06-04 23:12:34

Coolsculpting was recently FDA approved for treating thighs using the Coolsmooth handpiece. Previous FDA approval was for abdominal area and flanks. Destin, Florida (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 It seems that women are going to great lengths to try to achieve the elusive “inner thigh gap”. According to Nik Richie, the founder of the website “The Dirty” who claims to be the first to coin the phrase “inner thigh gap”, the space between the thighs needs to ideally be 5 finger breadths....

2014-06-04 23:11:05

The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 The Center for Obesity Reversal, a new top-level research center at Georgia State University, has been established to foster research projects that will help fight the nation’s obesity epidemic. The center will focus on tackling and reversing the...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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