Obesity

Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors

MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Transplant patients with hearts from donors with hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection and obese donors have similar survival rates as patients with other donor hearts, according to two studies published in the December issue...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology

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Obesity, Risk Of Cognitive Dysfunction? Consider High-intensity Interval Exercise

Researchers have discovered what might be an effective strategy to prevent and combat cognitive dysfunction in obese individuals. They are the first to examine the modulatory role of an exercise-induced protein in the brain that promotes neuron...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins, Neurons

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The Internet Is Not Having The New Portion Recommendation For Fries, It's Pretty Bleak

A professor out of Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health says that people should only be consuming 6 fries per serving...yes, 6Of course, the internet had something to say about it. Still, studies have shown a connection to eating fries and...
Related topics: Harvard University

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Copd Tied To Obesity In Male, Female Never-smokers

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Obesity is strongly associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in never-smokers, according to a study published online Nov. 20 in the Journal of Obesity. Esme Fuller-Thomson, Ph.D., from the University...
Related topics: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Smoking, Medical Research

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Obesity May Be Driving Rise In Uterine Cancers

THURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 -- Cases of uterine cancer are charting a slow but steady rise among American women, and so are deaths from the disease, new statistics show. Looking at federal health data, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease...
Related topics: Endometrial Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Employers Are Discriminating Against Overweight Women — And It's Totally Legal

Weight stigma remains a socially acceptable — and legal — form of bias.

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What America Has Done To Its Young People Is Appalling

Authored by James Ostrowski via LewRockwell.com, Critics are perhaps too quick to judge America’s young people, citing declining SAT scores, obesity, drug overdoses, addiction to smart phones, bizarre alterations of personal appearance and high...

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The U.s. Army Is Cracking Down On Potential Recruits Who Can’t Pass The Fitness Test

With over a quarter of potential of new recruits too overweight to qualify for military service, the military is trying to help American youth get in shape. The U.S. Army wants you–to get fit.Read Full Story

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Gene That Lets You Eat As Much As You Want Holds Promise Against Obesity

It sounds too good to be true, but a novel approach that might allow you to eat as much as you want without gaining weight could be a reality in the near future. When a single gene known as RCAN1 was removed in mice and they were fed a high fat...
Related topics: Genetics, Diet

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Exercise May Improve Kidney Function In Obesity, Reduce Risk Of Renal Disease

Aerobic exercise may reduce the risk of diabetes-related kidney disease in some people, according to a new study. The findings are published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Renal Physiology and was chosen as an APS select...
Related topics: Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Medical Research

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High Childhood Bmi Linked To Obesity At Age 24 In Women

Girls who gain weight more rapidly between the ages of 5 and 15 are more likely to be obese at age 24, according to researchers.
Related topics: Childhood Obesity, Medical Research

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Obesity And Asthma; Younger Kids And Adhd: It's Podmed Double T! (with Audio)

(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics also include team-based care and child maltreatment prevention
Related topics: Asthma, ADHD

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Paradox: Obesity Promotes Tumors But Boosts Immunotherapy

Obesity increases the risk for cancer, but, somewhat paradoxically, cancer patients who are obese and who undergo immunotherapy have better responses. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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Large At Birth, Maternal Diabetes Up Child's Risk For Obesity

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- Large for gestational age (LGA) is a stronger marker than maternal diabetes for subsequently being overweight or obese in early childhood, according to a study published online Nov. 13 in Diabetologia. Padma Kaul,...
Related topics: Diabetes, Childhood Obesity, Medical Research

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Aha: Blood Pressure Guidelines, One Year Later: Monitoring The Change

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Tim Landis was a healthy 66-year-old who hiked, biked and jogged, wasn't overweight and watched what he ate. But after he died suddenly of a heart attack in January, tests revealed years of...
Related topics: Blood Test, Blood Pressure

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Medical News Today: New Obesity Procedure Also Reduces Muscle Mass

A new interventional treatment for obesity that is currently in clinical trials raises some concerns because it leads to loss of muscle as well as fat.
Related topics: Clinical Trials

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Good Help In Primary Care For Children With Obesity

Children treated for obesity in primary or outpatient care have a relatively good chance of fending off weight problems over the next few years as well, a study shows.
Related topics: Medical Research

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One Quarter Of New Pediatric Asthma Cases Tied To Obesity

Experts say screening for obesity and reducing onset could significantly reduce the public health burden of asthma. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Asthma

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Transpyloric Shuttle Meets Endpoints For Obesity Treatment

The novel device is placed endoscopically across the pylorus for a year, where it induces weight loss by delaying gastric emptying. Medscape Medical News

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Weight Likely Cause For One-fourth Of Asthma Cases In Kids With Obesity

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the US suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with...
Related topics: Asthma, Medical Research

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