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Low-calorie diets good in long run: experts


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Low-energy diets or short-spell diets which combine to less than 800 calories a day can have long term benefits, researchers said here Monday.Researchers at Britain-based ... Read more...

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Soy protein can lower fat accumulation in liver


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) Eating soy protein could significantly lower fat accumulation in the livers of obese patients by partially restoring the function of a key signalling pathway in the ... Read more...

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Obese exposed to higher radiation levels


April 8th, 2012 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) Overweight and obese patients may be unwittingly exposed to higher radiation levels during routine X-ray and CT scans, says a study. However, a new technology developed ... Read more...

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Obesity-sleeping pill combo raises death risk


March 18th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 18 (IANS) Sleeping pills taken by an obese person magnify the death risk, nearly doubling its rate even among those prescribed 18 or fewer pills in a year. ... Read more...

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Exercising beneficial for the obese


February 21st, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 21 (IANS) Exercise is beneficial for you, especially if you are obese or have diabetes, maintain researchers.Daniel Green professor at The University of Western Australia School of Sports ... 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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Weight Watchers’ members lose twice as many kilos


September 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Obese people on a Weight Watchers programme lose twice as many kilos as those following a doctor's advice, a new study shows. The core approach of ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery is better at controlling glucose levels than dieting


April 28th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): A study has found a new clue as to why bariatric surgery is more effective than dietary remedies alone at controlling glucose levels.Researchers at Duke University Medical Center ... Read more...

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Obese patients at higher risk from major complications after surgery


April 19th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A study has contradicted the notion that a high body mass index (BMI) confers a protective effect, by saying that obese patients are at a higher risk from ... Read more...

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Bariatric surgery cuts long-term cardiovascular risk in diabetics


March 31st, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that bariatric surgery reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke in patients with diabetes."This is a watershed moment for diabetes care. With ... 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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Ultrasound waves that can zap that flab off your body!


March 7th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 7 (ANI): British scientists have developed a new fat removal technique that uses ultrasound waves to destroy fat cells and could help dieters shift those pounds.The technique, known as ... Read more...

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Knee replacement surgeries take more time to conduct in overweight patients


February 19th, 2011 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): A new study has found that knee replacement surgery takes far more time to conduct in overweight and obese patients than in normal weight patients.The research conducted at ... Read more...

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Obesity can cause irreparable damage to knees


February 14th, 2011 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) Being morbidly obese could permanently damage your knees, says a new study. The investigation included a group of morbidly obese patients with knee osteoarthritis who were evaluated before ... 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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Big Breakfast Makes You More Fat


January 22nd, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A recent study by a team of researchers has brought a complete different version to the concept of dieting. While the traditional concept for keeping away ... Read more...

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People with sleep apnea ‘more likely to develop aggressive heart disease’


December 1st, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): A new study has revealed that people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder associated with obesity, have more non-calcified or "bad" plaque in their coronary arteries."Our ... Read more...

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New genomic technique sheds light on obesity gene variants


November 30th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has identified DNA variants in two nervous system genes that are associated with an excessively high BMI.Kelly Frazer and colleagues from UC San Diego, Scripps ... Read more...

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Hysterectomies should be performed ‘vaginally or laparoscopically’


November 8th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 08 (ANI): The AAGL, a medical specialty society of over 5,000 gynecologic surgeons has advised that most hysterectomies, which are performed to treat benign disorders of the pelvis, should be ... Read more...

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Western diet makes sepsis worse


October 19th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 19 (ANI): An experimental study in mice has shown has shown that high fat diets cause a dramatic immune system overreaction to sepsis-a condition of systemic bacterial infection.The study has ... Read more...

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Most doctors counsel weight loss in vain


October 5th, 2010 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 5 (IANS) Most doctors are spending a good deal of time counselling their patients about diet and weight loss, but in vain or so it seems.Duke University Medical Center researchers ... Read more...

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Now, physicians can detect heart failure by hearing heart’s sounds


August 11th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Cardiologists can now diagnose heart failure just by hearing the heart's sound, all thanks to a new technology called acoustic cardiography.In a study, a UC emergency medicine physician ... Read more...

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FDA rejects weight loss pill


July 19th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drugs Administration in the United States has rejected a highly anticipated anti-obesity drug from Vivus Inc.The panel set to approve the drug ... Read more...

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Obesity Surgery Might Be Effective In Controlling Diabetes


July 8th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, July 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) If belong to the category of people who can't shed the extra kilos while suffering from escalating sugar levels, then opting for an obesity ... Read more...

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Pulmonary rehabilitation benefits both obese and slim COPD patients


May 17th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 17 (ANI): A new study claims that obese patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can gain as much from pulmonary rehabilitation as their slimmer counterparts, despite having a lower ... Read more...

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Is crash dieting is the best way to keep weight off?


May 9th, 2010 - 1:45 am ICT by IANS
London, May 9 (IANS) Forget long-term diets - the best way to lose weight and keep off the pounds is to do it quickly, scientists have found. New research shows the key to ... Read more...

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Gut bug may influence obesity


May 7th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Obese patients who test positive for methane on their breath have a significantly higher body mass index (BMI) than their peers, according to a new Cedars-Sinai research.The study ... Read more...

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Obese teens urged to avoid bariatric surgery


May 4th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has shown that physicians do not recommend bariatric surgery for obese patients under the age of 18.Researchers surveyed a national random sample of paediatricians and ... Read more...

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Slow return to normal food checks weight


April 12th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 12 (IANS) The secret to keeping weight at bay is to switch back to normal food gradually, says a Swedish study. The study also contains new research results for patients who ... Read more...

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Brit firemen struggle to lift obese man into ambulance


March 24th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): British firemen were said to have been left in a quandary when they tried to lift an obese man, who called them for help after falling ill trying ... Read more...

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Gastric bypass op raises risk of kidney stones


March 11th, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Gastric bypass surgery can change patients' urine composition that may increase their risk of developing kidney stones, research from UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators suggests.Published in the March ... Read more...

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Increased Tamiflu dosage not necessary for critically ill H1N1patients


February 17th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A new study has found that a high dosage of Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for patients with critical illness is unlikely to be required for the treatment of pandemic (H1N1) ... Read more...

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Diet combined with exercise more effective in lowering BP


February 4th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) Combining blood pressure (BP) lowering diet with exercise and weight loss counselling seems to reverse high BP along with other benefits. James A. Blumenthal of Duke University Medical ... Read more...

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New biomarker may help predict pancreatic cancer risk in the obese


February 4th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Scientists from Jefferson Pancreatic, Biliary and Related Cancers Centre have identified an inflammatory marker that may help detect pancreatic cancer in obese patients.Studies have shown that obesity is ... Read more...

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