morbid obesity

Obesity becoming an epidemic in India


March 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, March 2 (IANS) India has 2.7 billion people suffering from nutritional disorders, out of which 50 billion suffer from morbid obesity, a leading surgeon said Friday.But unfortunately there were ... Read more...

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135-kg Afghan girl of 13 has weight loss surgery in India


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) A 13-year-old Afghan girl weighing 135 kg has found a solution to her morbid obesity in India. She has undergone a weight loss surgery at ... Read more...

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Found! Hormone that makes you pile on pounds


October 16th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 16 (IANS) A hormone like leptin could hold the key to why and how people pile on pounds.Our bodies secrete leptin in response to increasing fat deposits, said ... Read more...

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Gastric banding linked to relatively poor long-term outcomes


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has found that undergoing laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity is associated with relatively poor long-term outcomes.In a study of 82 patients who were ... Read more...

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Obesity can lead to permanent knee damage: Studies


February 14th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 14 (ANI): New studies have been presented at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) to look at the effect that obesity has on knee ... Read more...

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Trial underway to test whether surgery is best option for type 2 diabetes


February 11th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Experts are conducting a new clinical trial at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center to test whether surgery is best option for type 2 diabetes.The aim of the study ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass ‘alters preference for sweet substances’


November 3rd, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers have found that gastric bypass surgery decreases the preference for sweet-tasting substances in obese rats.The study could help in developing safer treatments ... Read more...

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Indian doctor head of Asian bariatric surgical society


October 23rd, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) Pradeep Chowbey, an Indian laparoscopic surgeon, Saturday took over as the president of Asia Pacific Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Society (APMBSS).The APMBSS promotes the teaching and ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi to host obesity symposium


October 11th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 11 (IANS/WAM) Around 400 medical professionals will participate in a symposium here on obesity Oct 16-17 to share new treatment methods and other aspects to fight the disease.The symposium ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery ‘can help lower cholesterol’


June 26th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): A new study has suggested that gastric bypass surgery can help lower cholesterol and improve the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL (good) cholesterol.The study showed that within ... Read more...

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528 pounds mom gives birth to a healthy baby


February 19th, 2010 - 10:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Bucharest, Feb 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A woman who weighs an astonishing 528 pounds (240 kilograms) gave birth to her first child on Thursday. She was admitted in a special hospital that ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery may extend life of morbidly obese patients


January 19th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 19 (ANI): Most morbidly obese individuals would live longer if they had gastric bypass surgery, a new study has suggested.However, the best decision for individual patients varies based on ... Read more...

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One in five diabetics develop morbid obesity


November 24th, 2009 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 24 (IANS) One in five Type-2 diabetics is morbidly obese, approximately 100 pounds or more overweight, warns a new study. Researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS) reported that 62.4 percent ... Read more...

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One out of every five diabetics morbidly obese: U.S. study


November 24th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 24 (ANI): One out of every five type 2 diabetes patients is morbidly obese, a new U.S. study has claimed.The study conducted by Loyola University Health System has found that ... Read more...

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Obese Daniel Webb Dies After Cardiac Arrest


November 20th, 2009 - 6:45 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Columbia, S.C., Nov. 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In recent years, obesity has become one of the most prominent health hazards of the world. Recently, a 33 year old man, Daniel Webb, ... Read more...

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Mexico says most flu victims got sick before alert


May 9th, 2009 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 9 (EFE) Almost 90 percent of the 45 swine flu fatalities recorded till date in Mexico began to feel the symptoms before authorities knew of the existence of the ... Read more...

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Why some people become fat and others don”t


January 19th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 19 (ANI): Researchers at Imperial College London, the French National Research Institute CNRS and other international institutions have discovered three new genetic variations that increase the risk of obesity, ... Read more...

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Popular New Year resolutions improve sexual health


January 2nd, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 2 (ANI): Finding it hard to stick to your New Year resolutions? Well, then heres something that would offer you the much-needed motivation: researchers have found that many popular ... Read more...

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New mechanism that regulates formation of blood vessels found


November 18th, 2008 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Portuguese scientists have found a novel mechanism which regulates the process whereby new blood vessels are formed and wounds heal, including chronic wounds, such as those found ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass surgery linked to greater risk of kidney stones


June 27th, 2008 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, June 27 (ANI): A research team, led by an Indian-origin scientist, has linked gastric bypass surgery to an increased risk of kidney stones.The study found that morbidly obese patients who ... Read more...

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Weight-loss surgery may cut cancer risk by 80%


June 20th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Researchers from McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have revealed that weight loss surgery can significantly cut cancer risk by up to 80 percent.The study led by Dr. ... Read more...

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Weight loss may resolve erectile dyfunction in morbidly obese


May 15th, 2008 - 5:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 15 (ANI): Weight loss may help resolve erectile dysfunction in obese men, according to new research presented on May 15 at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American ... Read more...

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‘93 Mumbai blasts case: SC grants bail to Razak Memon


January 28th, 2008 - 5:22 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Anjum Abdul Razak Memon alias Essa, one of the convicts involved in the 1993 Mumbai blasts. Appearing for Anjum, senior ... Read more...

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Brain circuits that control hunger discovered


November 14th, 2007 - 3:03 am ICT by admin
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