Obesity

Latinos With Rheumatic Diseases And Covid: Who Is At Risk?

(MedPage Today) -- The rate of COVID-19 infection among Latino patients with rheumatic diseases was high, particularly among those who were obese -- and COVID-19 itself was a risk factor for flare of the rheumatic disease, a study from the NIH...
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Fda Eyes Jardiance For Hfref; 60% Of Americans Obese In 2030?

(MedPage Today) -- The FDA will review empagliflozin (Jardiance) as a potential treatment to reduce the risk of cardiovascular death and hospitalization for heart failure and to slow kidney function decline in adults with chronic heart failure...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Cardiology, Heart Failure

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Feces And Algorithms: Artificial Intelligence To Map Our Intestinal Bacteria

Both past and present-day scientists have suspected the intestines of playing a role in various diseases. Present-day studies focus on the intestinal flora's role in physical diseases such as diabetes and overweight, while others seek to establish a...
Related topics: Algorithms, Bacteria, Diabetes

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Pet Parents: Go Easy On “treat Love.”

I subscribe to Obesity and Energetics Offerings because it’s a great way to keep up with current research and commentary on just about anything related to diet and activity. One of the things I particularly like about it is its section called...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diet

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Excess Weight During Pregnancy Tied To Fertility Issues In Sons

Being overweight may be tied to hormone imbalances that affect a male offspring’s reproductive system, a new study suggests.
Related topics: Fertility, Hormones, Medical Research

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Calorie-burning 'brown Fat' Could Help Keep You Healthy, Even If You're Obese

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- A special calorie-burning type of body fat appears to help protect against an array of chronic ailments, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, a new study suggests. Brown fat generates heat by...
Related topics: Calories, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Blood Pressure, Medical Research

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Plant-based Diet Brings Better 'microbiome,' Healthier Life

MONDAY, Jan. 11, 2021 -- A plant-based diet is linked to healthy gut microbes that could lower your risk for conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, a new study finds. "This study demonstrates a clear association between...
Related topics: Diet, Microbiome, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Medical Research

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Uncovering Basic Mechanisms Of Intestinal Stem Cell Self-renewal And Differentiation

The gut plays a central role in the regulation of the body's metabolism and its dysfunction is associated with a variety of diseases such as obesity, diabetes, colitis and colorectal cancer that affect millions of people worldwide. Targeting...
Related topics: Stem Cells, Diabetes, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Cancer, Oncology

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Tiny Wireless Device Sheds Light On Combating Obesity

Gastric bypass surgery is sometimes the last resort for those who struggle with obesity or have serious health-related issues due to their weight. Since this procedure involves making a small stomach pouch and rerouting the digestive tract, it is...

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The Synergy In Obesity And Cancer

Over two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and approximately 88 million American adults have pre-diabetes. More than 84 percent of those with pre-diabetes are not even aware that they have it. Both obesity and type 2...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

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4 Microbes May Lead To New Type 2 Diabetes Probiotics

Four out of trillions of gut microbes have been identified as being especially important for health.The microbes may play a role in obesity that can result in type 2 diabetes.Understanding the microbes' roles may lead to new probiotics for...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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‘my 600-lb Life’ Thederick Update: See If Morbidly Obese Man Can Get His Eating Under Control,...

Thederick came to My 600-LB Life facing dangerous consequences from his out-of-control eating habits. Whether he was successful remained unclear ahead of the airing of the TLC docu-series. Thederick is the second person to be featured on Season 9...

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Cosmo In Hot Water For Promoting Obesity As 'healthy' Despite Covid Risks

Cosmopolitan Magazine is facing heavy backlash after publishing covers featuring obese women with the tagline "This is healthy!" — amid a pandemic in which obesity has been shown to be a high-risk precondition, according to the Centers for Disease...

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Brown Fat May Protect Against Numerous Chronic Diseases

Brown fat is that magical tissue that you would want more of. Unlike white fat, which stores calories, brown fat burns energy and scientists hope it may hold the key to new obesity treatments. But it has long been unclear whether people with ample...
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Obese Is The New Thin: ‘cosmo’ Mag Claims That Fat Women Are ‘healthy’ Too

Sure, obesity may be one of the leading causes of death in America, but in our ridiculous era, pointing that out could prove fatal to the self-esteem of obese people and that’s more important. According to women’s rag Cosmopolitan, there’s...

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Cosmopolitan: Obesity Is Health

War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Obesity is health: Weird time for @Cosmopolitan to do this cover given the relationship between obesity and death/serious illness from Covid. pic.twitter.com/7HYAktuVeh — Rita Panahi...
Related topics: Social Media

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You Know Sugar Is Bad For Your Kids. Here’s What You Can Do

Saying “No” to crying kids in the supermarket candy aisle is an all-too-familiar scene for many parents. Good luck explaining obesity and diabetes risks to a screaming toddler. And even if parents avoid the shelves of chocolate and peanut butter...
Related topics: Diabetes, Chocolate

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Blood Vessel Cells Implicated In Chronic Inflammation Of Obesity

When fat cells in the body are stuffed with excess fat, the surrounding tissue becomes inflamed. That chronic, low-level inflammation is one of the driving factors behind many of the diseases associated with obesity. Now, scientists have discovered...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Water May Be An Effective Treatment For Metabolic Syndrome

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that fructose stimulates the release of vasopressin, a hormone linked to obesity and diabetes. They also found that water can suppress the hormone and alleviate these...
Related topics: Medical Research, Hormones, Diabetes

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Obesity Rates Continue To Rise Among Americans

(MedPage Today) -- Study Authors: Cheryl D. Fryar, Margaret D. Carroll, Joseph Afful Target Audience and Goal Statement: Endocrinologists, primary care physicians The goal of this report was to examine trends in the prevalence of overweight...
Related topics: Medical Research, Endocrinology

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