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2014-04-02 12:11:03

High levels of GDNF protein could help the body resist weight gain despite high-fat diet More than one-third of people in the US are obese. Obesity and its related health problems—including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, insulin resistance, and belly fat—affect so many, yet effective treatments are very few. In a new study, Simon Musyoka Mwangi and colleagues tested whether higher levels of a certain protein help fight the weight gain and health problems caused by...

Male College-Age Depression Linked To Later Sedentary Behavior
2014-04-02 11:31:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is a male friend or relative you know spending too much time on the internet or watching TV? If so, he may have been depressed during his first few years out of high school. A new study in the journal Preventive Medicine concluded that sedentary habits, which often stem from depression, are established in the early 20s and these habits can establish a pattern of sedentary behavior later in life. The study included over 760...

2014-04-01 23:32:08

The Metabolic Switch Diet created by Sally Asher is a new program that gives people techniques, tips, and detailed instructions on how to lose weight fast and effectively. An overview on the website Vinaf.com shows if the program is good for people to use. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The Metabolic Switch Diet is a new program developed by Sally Asher, who has many years of experience in the health and fitness industry. The program provides people with exercises, techniques, tips,...

2014-04-01 23:30:34

Thirty-Day All-Ages Fitness Challenge Puts Childhood Obesity on the Firing Line Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 If you see a Capital Metro bus with “Million Mile Month®” on the side, watch Mayor Lee Leffingwell's endorsement on YouTube (http://bit.ly/1gN1Z5b), or catch a glimpse of the crowd gathering at City Hall Plaza to kick off the program on April 1, know this: April is Million Mile Month; get registered and get moving (https://MillionMileMonth.org). “Million Mile...

2014-04-01 23:25:42

Dr. Dirk Rodriguez talks about a new study in Hepatology Medical Journal that shows that obese teenagers with evidence of fatty liver disease also showed signs that their heart was under stress. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 A new study in the medical journal Hepatology claims that obese teenagers with evidence of fatty liver disease may also be exhibiting signs of early congestive heart failure (ventricular dysfunction). The study, published in February 2014, can be found at...

2014-04-01 20:22:03

Beverly Hills Physicians offers comprehensive services for patients making a fresh start in life LOS ANGELES, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is the traditional time for new beginnings. Beverly Hills Physicians would like to encourage prospective weight loss surgery patients to take the next step on the path to a better life by discussing the possibility of a bariatric procedure with a leading bariatric surgeon. BHP understands that obese people often consider a lap band or...

2014-04-01 15:26:21

Many studies have focused on the influence of breast-feeding on child health. From analysis of data from the ELANCE cohort, Marie Françoise Rolland-Cachera, former researcher at Inserm and her co-workers in the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN) have shown that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age. Researchers also emphasise that nutritional intake at the age of 2 years are critical in providing this beneficial effect. The results of the...

2014-04-01 14:33:26

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking or swimming. But a recent research study appearing this month in Pediatrics by Paul M. Gordon, Ph.D., professor and chair...

2014-04-01 14:12:31

Parents may not always see it, but efforts to limit their children’s screen time can make a difference. A new study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found children get more sleep, do better in school, behave better and see other health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time their children spend on the computer or in front of the TV. Douglas Gentile, lead author and an associate professor of psychology at Iowa State, says the effect is not immediate and that makes it...

2014-03-31 23:38:29

Thousands get ready for the summer with the SlimPlate System. Ace Medical Weight Loss Center offers the SlimPlate System to help prepare for the summer. Rock Hill, SC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Summer is right around the corner, which means losing those pounds from the holidays. One thing that comes to mind when thinking of warm weather is summer vacation! Many head to the beach, and who doesn't want to look good in their bikini or shorts? Becoming beach ready is a great reason to lose...


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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