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Obesity no bar to fitness and health


September 5th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Obese people can be just as healthy and fit as their slimmer counterparts, with no greater risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer, ... Read more...

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Dormant virus might make you diabetic


August 28th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Aug 28 (IANS) Most people infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) carry it for a lifetime without any ill effects, but should the dormant virus become active, because of a weakened ... Read more...

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High-fat food hastens pancreatic cancer, says study


June 21st, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 21 (IANS) A fat-rich or high-calorie diet can hasten the onset of pancreatic cancer in humans, says a new study. "Our results showed that in mice, a diet ... Read more...

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Low testosterone levels could cause diabetes


May 6th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 6 (IANS) Low testosterone levels in males could elevate their risk of developing diabetes, says a new study.The findings from the University of Edinburgh could also help explain ... Read more...

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Regular soda intake spikes stroke risk


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study ... Read more...

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Trans fats can saddle you with belligerence


March 14th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs) may enhance taste but can leave you more irritable and belligerent, according to a new study.Based on a survey of 945 ... Read more...

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Exercise can undo effects of maternal obesity


February 10th, 2012 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 10 (IANS) Physical activity can help offsprings undo the negative metabolic effects passed on to them by their obese mothers, a study reveals.An overweight mother can powerfully impact ... Read more...

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Growing fat - via free market forces!


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Thanks to free market forces, fast food joints are mushrooming all over rich countries and promoting the obesity epidemic. "It's not by chance that countries with ... Read more...

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Low-carb diets better for easing weight: Study


December 13th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) A low-carb diet is better than a standard, calorie-restricted one for cutting down weight and lowering blood levels of cancer-promoting hormone insulin, a British study has ... Read more...

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Human enzyme holds promise of weight loss


November 15th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS) A specific human enzyme substantially curbed weight, improved metabolism and efficacy of insulin in mice, a new study shows. Insulin, produced by the pancreatic gland, ... Read more...

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Obesity on rise in school children: Study


November 12th, 2011 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Around 15-21 percent of school children in India are obese and the number is rising with high intake of junk food and a sedentary lifestyle, ... Read more...

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Facial hair growth suggests excessive male hormone


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Excessive hair growth on a woman's chin and abdomen can safely tell the doctor whether she has excess of male hormone."We wanted to find a way ... Read more...

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Obese adolescents benefit from high-dose vitamin D


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 2 (IANS) Providing obese adolescents with a high daily dose of vitamin D3 can be a safe and effective way of improving their vitamin D status.Vitamin D3 deficiency ... Read more...

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Gut bugs have vital bearing on health, immunity


October 11th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 11 (IANS) Gut microbes have a vital bearing on our health by producing vitamins, priming our immune system and developing resistance to pathogens.For example, studies have shown that ... Read more...

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Toxins from formula food found in babies


October 6th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) High levels of toxins from formula food have been detected in infants, which could increase their chances of developing diabetes, say researchers.These toxins are called Advanced ... Read more...

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Obesity, not alcohol, greater risk for fatty liver


May 31st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 31 (IANS) Being overweight and resistant to insulin makes for a greater risk for a fatty liver than moderate amounts of alcohol, warn researchers. It has long been ... Read more...

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Fatty diet during pregnancy programmes baby for diabetes


May 26th, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 26 (IANS) A high-fat diet during pregnancy may programme a woman's baby for future diabetes, even if she herself is not obese or diabetic."We found that exposure to ... Read more...

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Poor sleep linked to worse health outcomes in diabetics


May 3rd, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists have found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease.The result suggests that poor sleep may contribute ... Read more...

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Mechanism that could provide potential cure for diabetes identified


April 30th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): People develop diabetes because they don't have enough pancreatic beta cells to produce the insulin necessary to regulate their blood sugar levels.But now, researchers from UCLA's Larry L. ... Read more...

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Cutting carbs rids liver of fat more effectively


April 19th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Reducing carbohydrate intake is more effective than cutting calories for people who want to rid their liver of unhealthy fat content. "What this study tells us ... Read more...

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Vegetarians have lower risk of heart disease, stroke


April 14th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) Vegetarians have a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome -- a precursor to heart disease, diabetes and stroke.The symptoms are extra weight around the waist and insulin ... Read more...

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Link between high-fat diets, type 2 diabetes clarified


April 12th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 12 (ANI): A new study has clarified the link between high-fat diet and type 2 diabetes.A diet high in saturated fat is a key contributor to type 2 diabetes, a ... Read more...

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‘Dual switch’ that regulates fat formation may harbour obesity cure


April 9th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 09 (ANI): A new study has identified a key regulator of fat cell development that may provide a target for obesity and diabetes drugs.The scientists at the Scripps Research Institute ... Read more...

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Caffeine contributes to development, poor control of diabetes?


April 8th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has suggested that caffeine disrupts glucose metabolism and may contribute to the development and poor control of type 2 diabetes, which is a major public health ... Read more...

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Diabetes or lipid-lowering medications may help treat addiction


April 6th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Two recent studies have suggested that diabetes or lipid-lowering medications may play roles in the treatment of nicotine and alcohol addiction by acting in the brain.Thiazolidinediones (TZDs) are ... Read more...

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Molecular switch behind development of fatty liver disease identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecular switch that appears to be a common feature in the development of fatty liver disease.The discovery made in mice is consistent with ... Read more...

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Sprints better than marathon for heart health


April 6th, 2011 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 06 (ANI): New research has suggested that high intensity exercise is more beneficial than traditional endurance training when it comes to heart health."Our research examines the effects of brief, intense ... Read more...

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Social isolation, stress-induced obesity ‘ups breast cancer risk’


April 5th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center have found that stress from social isolation, combined with a high-fat diet, increases levels of a brain neurotransmitter - neuropeptide Y, ... Read more...

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Fasting ensures good health, protects heart


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Do you know that fasting, long associated with religious rituals, diets and political protests, also ensures good health and protects your heart?New evidence from the Intermountain ... Read more...

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Routine periodic fasting good for health, heart


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Routine periodic fasting may help promote health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.Cardiologists with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have ... Read more...

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Plant oil may be a key in the fight against obesity


March 24th, 2011 - 11:46 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A University of Missouri researcher has found a plant oil that may be able to reduce belly fat in humans.Belly fat leads to serious medical problems, including diabetes, ... Read more...

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Unhealthy diet raises heart risk for obese teens


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese teens may feel healthy, but blood tests show they have inflammation, insulin resistance, and high homocysteine levels."The metabolic abnormalities suggest ... Read more...

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Diabetes alert, a decade before symptoms appear


March 21st, 2011 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 21 (IANS) A blood test developed by a scientist reveals whether you are at risk of diabetes 10 years before symptoms show up.By measuring levels of five markers ... Read more...

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High levels of ‘good’ cholesterol may decrease bowel cancer risk


March 8th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 8 (ANI): A new research suggests that high levels of 'good' (high density lipoprotein) HDL cholesterol decrease the risk of bowel cancer.The association is independent of other potentially cancer-inducing markers ... Read more...

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Overweight adolescents may develop weak bones


March 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Overweight adolescents may develop weak bones, besides facing a host of health problems. A study of 143 overweight 14-18-year olds shows those with risk factors such ... Read more...

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