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2014-09-04 08:31:32

Rates Higher in South, and Among Blacks, Latinos and Low-Income Americans WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adult obesity rates remained high overall, increased in six states in the past year, and did not decrease in any, according to The State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America, a report from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The annual report found that adult obesity rates increased in Alaska, Delaware,...

Lap-Band procedure
2014-09-04 03:00:35

Rebecca Hughes, Group Health Research Institute In JAMA and The BMJ, Group Health researcher weighs pros and cons The number of bariatric surgeries done each year in the United States has ballooned. Now, in an August 27 state-of-the-art review in The BMJ and a September 3 editorial in JAMA, David Arterburn, MD, MPH, weighs the evidence on the benefits and risks of the various types of this surgery. “It’s critical that we find effective—and cost-effective—ways to treat severe...

spinach extract
2014-09-04 08:09:09

Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson, Lund University A spinach extract containing green leaf membranes called thylakoids decreases hedonic hunger with up to 95% - and increases weight loss with 43%. This has been shown in a recently published long-term human study at Lund University in Sweden. [ Watch the Video: Spinach Extract Curbs Appetite, Sugar Cravings ] Hedonic hunger is another term for the cravings many people experience for unhealthy foods such as sweets or fast food, a common...

2014-09-03 23:13:02

The Joulebody 20 Day Lifestyle Program (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Joulebody, the NYC based juice and vegan food company creates a 20 day custom healthy detox and weight-loss program in time for post-summer or early holiday resolutions. Why?     Because it’s good for celiac, diabetics, and anyone looking to lose weight and clean-out their body.     Because using an elimination diet helps build better energy.     Because of...

2014-09-03 12:31:33

Liposuction Experts Speak on the Only Known Treatment for a Fat Storage Disorder Affecting Millions of Women LOS ANGELES, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Liposuction experts, Dr. David Amron and Dr. Jason Emer, will speak about lipedema at the Fat Disorders Research Society's convention, Fat Disorders: Treatment and Understanding, in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Washington Hilton Hotel. Focusing on treatment, the two Beverly Hills surgeons will discuss how...

2014-09-03 12:25:23

Oct. article in Life Extension magazine reveals potential cancer risks FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study shows what researchers have suspected for years--consuming carbohydrates dramatically increases the risk for a common type of breast cancer, a kind that is notoriously hard to treat, according to an article scheduled for publication in the Oct. Life Extension Magazine. The study, published earlier this year in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers &...

One Hour Of Moderate Exercise A Day Could Decrease Risk Of Heart Failure
2014-09-03 03:21:10

American Heart Association In a new study reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Heart Failure, researchers say more than an hour of moderate or half an hour of vigorous exercise per day may lower your risk of heart failure by 46 percent. Heart failure is a common, disabling disease that accounts for about 2 percent of total healthcare costs in industrialized countries. Risk of death within five years of diagnosis is 30 percent to 50 percent, researchers said....

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...


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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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