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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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Weight loss secures lasting benefits


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) The loss of 20 pounds can help overweight or obese individuals secure a decade's worth of health benefits, even if they regain the weight later that ... Read more...

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Brain wiring makes women anorexic or obese


May 15th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 15 (IANS) Why does one person become anorexic and another obese? A study shows that reward circuits in the brain are sensitized in anorexic women and desensitized in ... Read more...

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American obese population to rise


May 8th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 8 (IANS) Almost 42 percent of Americans could be obese by 2030.If that happens, the US healthcare system could be burdened with 32 million more obese people within ... Read more...

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Metformin may protect against liver cancer


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) Metformin, a well-tolerated drug prescribed for diabetics, may also protect against liver cancer, says a new study.The study, led by Geoffrey Girnun, assistant professor of biochemistry ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover gut bug link to type 2 diabetes


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) H. pylori, a gut bug, may be linked to type 2 diabetes, the commonest form of this condition, particularly in obese individuals, a study reveals. H. ... 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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Obese targeted at workplace


September 27th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Obese individuals seem to be stigmatised at the workplace and in cultural settings, which has a negative bearing on their health, social behaviour and outcome, researchers ... Read more...

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High-fat diet may injure brain cells regulating weight


June 9th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) Obesity among people who eat a high-fat diet may injure neurons, or nerve cells, in a key part of the brain that controls body weight."The possibility ... Read more...

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Obese people ‘can suffer from social anxiety disorder’


April 14th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A new study has warned that obese individuals with social anxiety related only to their weight may experience anxiety as severe as individuals with social anxiety disorder (SAD).Researchers ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘likely to upset key gene clock in cardiovascular system’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have found that that obesity might shut down a key gene clock that regulates the ... Read more...

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Drugs combo ‘yields up to nearly 10 pc weight loss’


April 11th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): A new study, led by an Indian-origin scientist at the Duke University Medical Center, has found that an investigational combination of drugs already approved to treat obesity, migraine ... Read more...

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Fruit fly’s response to starvation could help regulate human appetite


April 1st, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): A new study has identified the molecular mechanisms triggered by starvation in fruit flies that enhance the nervous system's response to smell, and which could help regulate human ... Read more...

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Weight loss surgery can help alleviate migraines


March 29th, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study from The Miriam Hospital has revealed that bariatric surgery may provide an added benefit to severely obese patients besides weight loss: it can also help ... Read more...

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‘Apple shaped’ obesity, other forms ‘equally risky’


March 11th, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study has challenged previous findings that obese people who are 'apple shaped' (fat deposits in the middle of the body) are at higher risk of heart ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight loss can improve osteoarthritis-related knee pain


February 21st, 2011 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that weight loss can improve knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA), which is a common complaint among obese individuals and retired professional athletes."Our research on ... Read more...

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Fructose does not increase food intake or impact weight: Extensive study


February 11th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): Fructose does not increase food intake or impact body weight or blood triglycerides in overweight or obese individuals, according to a new comprehensive review.The review examined data regarding ... Read more...

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Slimmer women receive higher salaries, while men earn more if they’re fat


February 5th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): 'Men should be big and strong, and women skinny' - a cultural lesson drilled into our heads ever since we were tots.Unfortunately, that's how it has to be ... Read more...

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Body size matters when it comes to paychecks: Study


January 30th, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): 'Men should be big and strong, and women skinny' - a cultural lesson drilled into our heads ever since we were tots.Unfortunately, that's how it has to be ... Read more...

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Why obesity can increase risk for cardiovascular disease, diabetes


January 21st, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Scientists have found that fat is associated with some distinctive chemical changes in the DNA.This finding may help explain why obesity can increase the risk for chronic problems ... Read more...

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A fat tummy shrinks your brain


January 9th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 9 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the US has revealed that having a larger waistline could shrivel your brain.Obesity is associated with an increased risk of type 2 ... Read more...

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Labelling people as obese acts as a slur


December 14th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 14 (IANS) Labelling someone obese is more negative than calling them fat, says a study that suggests that people's perceptions are not based on logic but on emotional responses ... Read more...

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Study exhibits the ‘couch potato effect’ in mice


December 1st, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Scientists at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used a couch potato mouse model to study muscle function.Daniel Kelly and his colleagues found that these mice maintain normal activity ... Read more...

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Obese teens ‘at higher risk of becoming obese adults’


November 10th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A study suggests that being obese in adolescence increases the risk of being severely obese in adulthood, especially in women."In 2000, an estimated 2.2 percent of adults, or ... Read more...

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Exceeding ‘cell fat storage capacity’ might trigger type-2 diabetes


November 9th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 09 (ANI): A new study has found that fat cells and tissues of acutely obese people and animals have a limit of storing fat after which further expansion may trigger ... Read more...

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Insulin sensitivity may explain obesity, memory problems link


October 20th, 2010 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): New research by psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin suggests that because of impairments in their insulin sensitivity, obese individuals demonstrate different brain responses than their ... Read more...

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Lifestyle intervention program cuts risk of type 2 diabetes


October 2nd, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 02 (ANI): Four-year results of the Look AHEAD study have shown that an intensive lifestyle intervention program designed to achieve and maintain weight loss improves diabetes control and cardiovascular disease ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Vicious cycle of overeating and obesity unravelled


September 30th, 2010 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): In a bid to uncover why obese people tend to overeat, researchers have found evidence of the vicious cycle created when an obese individual overeats to compensate for ... Read more...

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Focusing on immediate health effects may improve weight loss success


August 12th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): A new research suggests the immediate health benefits-such as reduced pain-may be the most effective motivator for helping obese individuals shed extra weight and commit to keeping it ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fat employees take more time off work


August 9th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 09 (ANI): Obese employees take more leaves from work for illness than their slimmer counterparts, a new UK study has revealed.This has become another incentive for employers to combat expanding ... Read more...

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Not all obese people are at risk of heart disease


June 20th, 2010 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 20 (IANS) A small percentage of the obese population do not have metabolic risk factors for diabetes and heart disease such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, says a study. "Some ... Read more...

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Dieting alone cannot help stave off type 2 diabetes


May 28th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Dieting to shed weight is on its own not enough to stave off diabetes in people with sarcopenia - low skeletal muscle mass and strength, a study has ... Read more...

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Bacteria may play wider role in people predisposed to obesity


May 27th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): Bacteria may play more of a role in people predisposed to obesity than previously thought, according to new studies."Work currently underway suggests that an interaction between genetic factors ... Read more...

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Quick weight loss ensures lasting results


May 7th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 7 (IANS) If you thought the best way to lose and maintain weight was the slow and steady approach, then think again. A new study by Lisa Nackers and colleagues from ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ethnicity key to accurate obesity measurements


April 22nd, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): A new study has found that the current National Institutes of Health BMI cut-off values fail to identify many women as obese, as it does not take ethnic ... Read more...

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