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COPD Risk Factors Include Obesity And Large Waist Size
2014-07-07 04:00:35

Canadian Medical Association Journal Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to an article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Excessive belly fat and low physical activity are linked to progression of the disease in people with COPD, but it is not known whether these modifiable factors are linked to new cases. A team of researchers in Germany and the United States looked at the relationship...

2014-07-05 04:20:47

Childhood obesity is a grave epidemic in the U.S. and around the world. Dr. Michael Gabriel, a leading Staten Island pediatrician, discusses a recent study suggesting that children who follow the Mediterranean diet are 15% less likely to be obese. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics, a Staten Island pediatrics center, comments on the article, "Kids who eat a Mediterranean diet '15% less likely to be obese'" published by Medical...

Unlocking The Secrets Of Body Fat To Save Captive Elephants
2014-07-04 08:54:48

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at the University of Nottingham explains that the future health and survival of captive elephants could be determined by the first molecular characterization study of the African elephant’s body fat. Captive Asian and African elephants in Europe and North America cannot maintain their population due to poor fertility. Less elephant babies are being born in captivity and if the trend continues, captive...

2014-07-03 08:23:46

Gary Foster Will Now Serve as Chief Scientific Officer NEW YORK, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) today announced the retirement of Co-Chief Scientific Officer, Karen Miller-Kovach, MBA, MS, RD, who led the scientific thinking behind the Weight Watchers program globally for more than two decades. Gary Foster, Ph.D., who joined Weight Watchers International in 2013 as Co-Chief Scientific Officer, will now serve as Chief Scientific Officer,...

2014-07-02 23:11:29

International Weight Loss Clinic Prepares to Offer a Leading-Edge Investment Opportunity Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 SureWay Weight Loss Clinic is enthusiastic about partnering with Upside Group Franchise Consulting to offer franchise opportunities to entrepreneurs interested in providing their community with access to state-of-the-art weight loss programs and services.     Over the past eight years, SureWay Weight Loss Clinic has helped over 10,000 people...

2014-07-02 23:04:54

Laser-assisted Advanced SmartLipo system comes across as an ideal means to treat localized fat deposits around face and other parts of the body. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 MetroMD, one of the leading names in hormone replacement, stem cell and regenerative therapy in California, now enters into a highly competitive domain of liposuction therapies with Mr. Devin Stone, the Director of Operations at MetroMD, announcing his company’s decision to include services of...

2014-07-02 08:27:48

General Public Encouraged to Submit Ideas for Tools to Assist Obese Individuals in Losing Weight and Regaining Optimal Health. CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a healthcare innovation portal, today announced a worldwide search for medical device, app, and technology solutions aimed at assisting individuals with weight loss and weight management. Innovation ideas can include, but are not limited to, tools for conducting body composition analysis,...

2014-07-01 10:12:35

University of Warwick The lifestyle altering effects of westernization could be responsible for the high prevalence of obesity, and associated health risks in sub-Saharan Africa, researchers have found. The study, published in PLOS ONE, by a team from the University of Warwick Medical School found that over one in five women in Nigeria were reported to be overweight or obese, with this statistic increasing among demographics with improved social and economic indicators. Those women...

2014-07-01 08:31:06

ReShape(TM) Integrated Dual Balloon System to Fill Significant Gap in Obesity Treatment Spectrum SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReShape Medical® today announced that the Company has submitted a Premarket Approval (PMA) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the ReShape Integrated Dual Balloon System, the first and only dual balloon for non-surgical weight loss designed for people with a 30-40 body mass index (BMI)....

2014-06-30 23:23:41

Losing weight is never simple, but many people are seeking for ways to model a perfect body. DailyGossip.org reviews the Venus Factor, which is the new fat loss plan developed by John Barban. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 29, 2014 Daily Gossip writes in its review that the Venus Factor was actually created just for women. In fact, women are advised to take these tips under consideration, as they should never diet the same way as a man does. For a complete guide, read the full review at:...

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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
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'