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Archive for the 'Obesity' Category

Too fat to live in New Zealand

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

little-guy2If campaigns to promote more healthful eating are ineffective, how else might society address the obesity epidemic?

MailOnline reports that deportation is an option. (more…)

Increased risk of type 2 diabetes associated with sugar-sweetened drinks

Friday, April 26th, 2013

images-104x150It’s been shown in the US.

Now, researchers from Imperial College London and the InterAct consortium report an association with type 2 diabetes in Europeans who drink sugar-sweetened soft drinks. (more…)

Risk of death due to sugar-sweetened drinks

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

imagesDuring EPI/NPAM 2013 — Epidemiology and Prevention/Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions — researchers from Harvard School of Public Health, in Boston, reported that drinking large amounts of sugary beverages was associated with an increase in body-mass index (BMI), which in turn was linked with BMI-related deaths from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. (more…)

Impact of sugar intake on diabetes risk

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

imagesIs excessive sugar intake associated with development of type 2 diabetes?

Researchers in California studied whether altering sugar intake might account for differences in diabetes prevalence. (more…)

Contributions of the counselor in diabetes lifestyle education

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Researchers in the Netherlands have reported their findings in the Active Prevention in High-Risk Individuals of Diabetes Type 2 in and Around Eindhoven (APHRODITE) study. (more…)

Risks of chewing khat in people with acute coronary syndrome

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Khat (Catha edulis) is a shrub from northeast Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, with stimulant effects similar to but less intense than cocaine or methamphetamine.

Researchers at Hamad General Hospital, in Doha, Qatar, studied its effects in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) — a condition associated with insufficient blood flow to the heart.

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Does losing weight reduce your risk of early death?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Despite the reported benefits, weight loss isn’t always advised for older adults because some studies have associated weight loss with increased mortality.

Researchers from North Carolina and Maryland, put this belief to the test. (more…)

New vitamin D recommendations for menopausal women

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Here’s the new European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement on the role of vitamin D after menopause. (more…)

Effect of eating frequency on adiposity

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Researchers at the University of California, in Berkeley, studied girls, 9 to 20 years old. (more…)

Mayo Clinic lists the benefits of yoga

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

… and other things you should know.

The authors tell us, “Yoga is considered a mind-body type of complementary and alternative medicine practice. (more…)

Effect of insufficient sleep on dieting

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Researchers at the University of Chicago, in Illinois, determined whether sleep restriction attenuates the effect of dieting on excess adiposity. (more…)

Best program to loss weight

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Researchers at MRC Human Nutrition Research, in Cambridge, UK, compared weight loss with standard treatment in primary care to a commercial provider. (more…)

Coenzyme Q(10) supplementation in obese people

Monday, December 26th, 2011

Researchers at Yonsei University College of Medicine, in Seoul, Republic of Korea, studied changes in metabolic parameters, inflammatory markers, arterial stiffness, and fatigue. (more…)

Calcium + vitamin D effect on abdominal fat mass

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital, in Boston,  investigated the effect of calcium + vitamin D-supplemented orange juice on weight loss and visceral (internal organs) adipose tissue in overweight and obese adults. (more…)

The ultimate benefit of fitness

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Researchers across the US combined their efforts to define the relationship between fitness and body mass index (BMI) with mortality. (more…)

Behavioral weight-loss in patients with cardiovascular risk

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

Obesity and its cardiovascular complications are common medical problems, but evidence on accomplishing weight loss in clinical practice is sparse.

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland, examined the effects of two behavioral weight-loss interventions. (more…)

Effects of safflower oil and linoleic acid in diabetes

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Researchers at The Ohio State University, in Columbus, recorded the effects of conjugated linoleic acid (an unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid) and safflower oils on blood sugar levels, blood lipids, and inflammation. (more…)

Portion size is the answer for losing weight

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

Researchers at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, tested the hypothesis that the mechanism responsible for reduced intake was not the dietary composition of the meal replacement, but the controlled portion sized meals. (more…)

Long-term response to Weight Watchers diet

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Researchers in Europe and Australia compared weight loss with standard treatment vs a commercial provider (Weight Watchers). (more…)

Benefits of chocolate on the heart

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Researchers in the UK and Columbia reviewed the association between chocolate and the risk of developing cardiometabolic disorders — high blood pressure, abnormally high glucose, elevated triglycerides, low “good” cholesterol, abdominal obesity, smoking, and physical inactivity. (more…)