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political affiliation, weight influence your opinion on fighting obesity, study




lawrence -- people's political leanings and their own weight shape opinions on obesity-related public policies, according to a new study by two university of kansas researchers.actually, republicans -- no matter how much they weigh -- believe eating and lifestyle habits cause obesity, the research f...



american gastroenterological association releases obesity practice guide




bethesda, md (feb. 27, 2017) -- patients with obesity need a multidisciplinary approach to achieve a healthy weight, and the american gastroenterological association (aga) believes that gastroenterologists are in a unique position to lead the care team.to provide gastroenterologists with a comprehen...



study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients wit




rosemont, ill. (march 1, 2017)--obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the u.s. a new literature review published in the journal of the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons (jaaos) identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement (tkr) outcomes in patients with obesity. tkr...



sulforaphane, a phytochemical in broccoli sprouts, ameliorates obesity




image: the two functions of sulforaphane uncovered by the current study are; 1) ameliorating obesity by adipose tissue browning to augment energy consumption and 2) improving 'high-fat' gut bacterial flora and... view more credit: kanazawa university[background]sulforaphane*1, a phytochemical conta...



scientists discover how obesity stops 'guardian immune cells' from doing their j




scientists have uncovered the physiological mechanics underlying inflammation and obesity by tracking the actions of 'guardian immune cells' in response to changes in diet. they believe their work may herald a new era of research now that they have new therapeutic targets to prevent and control obes...



benefits of physical activity may outweigh impact of obesity on cardiovascular d




sophia antipolis, march 1, 2017: the benefits of physical activity may outweigh the impact of overweight and obesity on cardiovascular disease in middle-aged and elderly people, according to research published today in the european journal of preventive cardiology.1 the observational study was condu...



kids inherit obesity from parents: research




press trust of india  |  mumbai  february 26, 2017 last updated at 15:09 ist



presstv-'rare genetic disorder could wipe out obesity'




a woman’s rare genetic disorder could hold the key to weight loss. that’s according to a recent case study.abby solomon was born with a genetic mutation called neonatal progeroid syndrome, which mangles the body and prevents it from making an appetite stimulant hormone. dr. atul chopra (photo by...



mumbai hospital staffer meets obese mp inspector




a staffer of mumbai-based centre for obesity and digestive surgery today met madhya pradesh police inspector daulatram jogewat, at whom columnist shobhaa de had poked fun over his obese physical condition in a tweet early this week.after meeting jogewat (58), the administrative director of the centr...



obese mp inspector leaves for mumbai to undergo checkup




daulatram jogewat, an inspector with madhya pradesh police at whom columnist shobhaa de had poked fun over his obese physical condition in a tweet early last week, has left for mumbai to undergo a medical check-up.before leaving for mumbai, jogewat said that a "wrong" tweet by shobhaa de has changed...



do cats cause schizophrenia? believe the science, not the hype




like many health studies examining relationships between bacon and cancer, salt and obesity, or sugar and heart disease, the science here is not settled. the post do cats cause schizophrenia? believe the science, not the hype appeared first on wired.



penn study parses influence of genes and environment in metabolic disease




image: white fat stores energy, while brown fat dissipates energy by producing heat, mediated by uncoupling protein 1, or ucp1. view more credit: ray soccio, md, phd, perelman school of medicine, university of pennsylvaniaphiladelphia - by comparing two strains of mice -- one that becomes obese and...



recent generations are experiencing higher rates of arthritis




in an analysis of the canadian population born between the 1930s and 1960s, each succeeding generation had a higher prevalence of arthritis.the prevalence of arthritis increased over time especially in obese individuals. "overall increases due to obesity were partially offset by concurrent increases...



plain packs for chips: enough with the nannying




an alleged health expert, professor wolfram schultz, has proposed that junk food be wrapped in plain, unexciting packaging in order to tackle obesity.schultz, who was recently awarded the brain prize for neuroscience, said ‘there should be some way of regulating the desire to get more calories. we...



humans have three times more brown body fat




image: the two scientists tobias fromme (l.) and carlos gerngross revealed that some persons have an easier time activating their brown fat, or even have more of it. view more credit: (photo: tum/ astrid eckert)compared to white fat, brown body fat burns through energy at an extraordinary rate. how...



study finds knee surgery holds even in heavier patients




meniscal repairs are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries in the u.s., but about 15 percent of them fail, requiring the patient to undergo a second surgery. many have assumed that an increased body mass index (bmi) is a good predictor of whether a meniscal repair will fail, since more weight ...



not exercising is as bad as being obese, health-wise




exercise is one of the most powerful things you can do to protect your heart, according to new research published in the european journal of preventive cardiology.researchers in the netherlands gathered data from 5,344 middle-aged and older people living in rotterdam who reported their exercise habi...



a sustained and controllable insulin release system




image: this is a concept for a sustained and controllable insulin release system by spra-pprx technology from kumamoto university, japan. view more credit: dr. hidetoshi arimathe prevalence of diabetes has grown around the world over the past three decades. in 2016, the world health organization es...



health benefits of pulses | farming futures




fao has developed a series of key messages of the international year of pulses. these documents provide an in-depth look at how pulses can help to improve health, nutrition, biodiversity, food security and climate change adaptation.diet is an important contributor to health, and to disease. most cou...



another bpa-alternative shows troubling hormone-interfering powers




enlargegetty | mediaphotosshare this storyanother replacement chemical intended to skirt bpa’s hormone-disrupting potential may itself have troubling hormone-disrupting ways, a new study suggests.fluorene-9-bisphenol (bhpf), a bisphenol a-alternative used in a wide variety of products, interfered ...



another bpa-alternative shows troubling hormone-interfering powers




enlargegetty | mediaphotosshare this storyanother replacement chemical intended to skirt bpa’s hormone-disrupting potential, may itself have troubling hormone-disrupting ways, a new study suggests.fluorene-9-bisphenol (bhpf), a bisphenol a-alternative used in a wide variety of products, interfered...



mp policeman mocked for obesity undergoes surgery in mumbai




the madhya pradesh policeman whose weight problem became a subject of online discussion after he was "fat-shamed" by writer-columnist shobha de on twitter, today underwent a gastric bypass surgery here.dr muffazal lakdawala of saifee hospital and his team performed the surgery on daulatram jogawat, ...



matching up fruit flies, mushroom toxins and human health




image: drosophila guttifera is another species thomas werner studies in his genetics lab. view more credit: thomas wernerpulling data from 180 different lines of fruit flies, researchers from michigan technological university compared resistance to a toxin found in mushrooms like the death cap and ...



could community-based 'change clubs' improve heart health in black women?




boston (feb. 27, 2017)--heart disease is the leading cause of death for black/african american women in the us and more black/african american women die every year from heart disease compared to their white and hispanic counterparts, according to the centers for disease control. a pilot study, led b...



making metabolically active brown fat from white fat-derived stem cells




image: tissue engineering brings together scientific and medical experts in the fields of biomedical engineering, material science, molecular and cellular biology, and genetic engineering. view more credit: mary ann liebert, inc., publishersnew rochelle, ny, march 3, 2017--researchers have demonstr...