A new research led by Dr Krishnan Bhaskaran suggested that people who are overweight or obese might have an increased risk of developing common cancers like liver, colon, ovaries and post-menopausal breast cancer. According to Dr Bhaskaran there exists a lot of variation in the effect of body mass index (BMI) on development of various, as reported by the BBC. He explained the relationship with …
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Obese kids are at risk of developing heart disease and diabetes early in life, an alarming study indicates. 'Our results suggest that the risk for metabolic abnormalities related to obesity begin to manifest early in the natural history of weight gain,' said researchers from the Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital in Italy. The study involved more than 5,700 healthy children aged between two and …
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A new study on mice shows that exposure to 'lead' through their mothers could cause obesity. Researchers at the University of Michigan claim that micewhose mothers were exposed to the chemical, had an 8-10 percent increase in weight. Dana Dolinoy, senior author of the study said that the data supported the obesogen hypothesis that toxicant exposures in the womb contribute to the higher rate …
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Obese people who suffer from hypoventilation should be cautious while travelling via air. Severely overweight people who suffer from hypoventilation can have abnormally low levels of oxygen (hypoxaemia) in their blood during air travel as a result of reduced atmospheric pressure in the aircraft cabin, says a new research. During the study, even patients diagnosed with obesity hypoventilation …
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According to a new study, brain chemistry makes people notice food easily, which in turn makes them overeat even if they are not overweight. Researchers analysed the brain of healthy, non-obese young men to determine the activity of dopamine in the striatum region of the brain, which is sensitive to food reward. They found that dopamine activity was associated with how quickly people noticed a …
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A new study that appeared in the Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) suggests that preventing obesity could be as simple as blocking a nuclear receptor present in a small part of the brain. The study was carried out in lab mice, where researchers blocked the nuclear receptor 'PPARgamma' in their brains and found that they ate less and became more resistant to a high-fat …
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A new study has demonstrated that the curing of weight gain, obesity, and diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain. The study by Yale School of Medicine researchers showed that when the researchers blocked the effects of the nuclear receptor PPARgamma in a small number of brain cells in mice, the animals ate less and became …
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A British health report has warned that adults with a large waistline are five times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes. In its report, the Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of Britain's Department of Health, said they encourage people to monitor their waistline and assess risk of developing type 2 diabetes. According to the report, men having a large waist circumference of …
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Despite being considered to be in bad taste, jokes on fat people are widespread in movies or TV shows, research shows. 'Although disparaging jokes about physical disability, religion and ethnicity are often considered to be not politically correct, obesity stands out as a condition that is commonly made fun of in entertainment media,' explained Jacob Burmeister, professor of psychology at Bowling …
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Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes. More than half of the world's population is host to the newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of gut bacteria, Bacteroidetes, the findings showed. (Read: World Obesity Day 2013: Fat ain’t fit) This phylum of …
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Therapies aimed at areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning could lead to better treatment of obesity and dementia, says a study. 'This is a novel way for health care providers who treat people with weight problems and for researchers who study dementia to think about obesity and cognitive decline,' said professor Terry Davidson from the American University in the US. Researchers …
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Workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts, says a study. Obesity is associated with physiological changes at the muscular level, including a decrease in blood flow, thereby limiting the supply of oxygen and energy sources. When performing sustained contractions, these physiological changes may …
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Workers who are obese have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks compared to their non-obese counterparts. Obesity is associated with physiological changes at the muscular level, including a decrease in blood flow, thereby limiting the supply of oxygen and energy sources. When performing sustained contractions, these physiological changes may lead to a faster onset …
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In what could result in specific behavioural interventions to treat obesity, researchers have found that obese women are better able to identify cues that predict monetary rewards than those that predict food rewards. 'What we observed is not a learning impairment, but rather a food-specific impairment present only in obese female participants,' said Ifat Levy from Yale School of Medicine at Yale …
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