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Location Of Body Fat Could Increase Hypertension Risk
2014-09-03 03:57:03

American College of Cardiology Abdominal fat more strongly associated with high blood pressure risk than overall obesity People with fat around their abdominal area are at greater risk of developing hypertension when compared to those with similar body mass index but fat concentrations elsewhere on the body, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Obesity is a known risk factor for hypertension, or high blood pressure, and it is...

Training Your Brain To Prefer Foods That Are Healthier
2014-09-03 03:38:18

Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus Boston researchers see benefit from behavioral weight loss program designed to curb food addiction It may be possible to train the brain to prefer healthy low-calorie foods over unhealthy higher-calorie foods, according to new research by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (USDA HNRCA) at Tufts University and at Massachusetts General Hospital. Published online today in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes,...

2014-09-03 08:32:46

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced the publication of results from the Company's ReCharge Pivotal Trial of VBLOC Vagal Blocking Therapy delivered via the Maestro® System for the treatment of patients with obesity in the September 3, 2014 issue (doi:10.1001/jama.2014.10540) of The...

low carb for heart health
2014-09-03 07:36:24

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Low-fat or low-carb – which type of diet is better when it comes to battling obesity and maintaining heart health? Researchers from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine are weighing in on the longstanding debate. In the latest edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine, lead author Dr. Lydia Bazzano, a professor of nutrition research at the New Orleans-based university, along with colleagues from...

2014-09-02 20:22:26

One-Year Randomized Trial Challenges National Dietary Fat and Carbohydrate Guidelines DENVER, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Annals of Internal Medicine just published results of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) trial titled "Effects of low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets," in which a low-carbohydrate diet was found to be more effective both for weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor reduction than a low-fat diet. Participants in this study were assigned to one of two...

2014-09-02 16:25:54

With a Thriving Direct Sales Network of 200,000 "Coaches" In The United States, Health and Fitness Leader Ventures Into New Territory LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beachbody(®), the pioneering fitness company behind products such as P90X(®), 21 Day Fix® and Focus T25(®), announced today the expansion of its Team Beachbody Coach Network into Canada. This multi-level marketing division of parent Beachbody, LLC, with over 200,000 independent distributors in the U.S....

2014-09-02 12:29:17

New campaign calls on public to engage on obesity crisis, celebrate kids' efforts to be healthy DETROIT, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Michigan continues to confront the health challenge of having one in three of its young people considered statistically overweight, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is launching a series of high-profile events and partnership activations to get people engaged in sharing ideas about how to improve the health of Michigan's kids. The new campaign - called...

2014-09-02 08:30:58

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity crisis prompts Mexico Bariatric Center, a leader in affordable weight loss surgeries, to offer a free informative seminar in Austin, TX. Mexico Bariatric Center (MBC) is reaching out to individuals, to help educate and enlighten about the dangers of obesity. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140902/141838 The seminar hosted by Ron Elli, Ph.D., the founder of MBC, and the prominent surgeon: Dr. Jacqueline Osuna. The seminar will...

television mindless eating
2014-09-02 05:43:00

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Watching too much television has long been associated with obesity, but new research published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that what you watch might be every bit as important as how much you watch when it comes to packing on the pounds. As part of the study, researchers at the Cornell Food and Brand Lab recruited 94 participants and had them watch 20 minutes of television programming while snacking on M&Ms, cookies,...

2014-09-01 16:24:08

LONDON, Sept. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Asia-Pacific Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2343478/Asia-Pacific-Bariatric-Surgery-Devices-Market-Outlook-to-2020.html Asia-Pacific Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020 SummaryGlobalData's new report, "Asia-Pacific Bariatric Surgery Devices Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the Asia-Pacific Bariatric...

Latest Obesity Reference Libraries

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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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.