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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Adults with extreme obesity have increased risk of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, says a new research. People with class III (or extreme) obesity had a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people of normal weight, the findings showed. 'While once a relatively uncommon condition, the …
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Cutting down on calories alone may not help you trim your bulging waistline as researchers have found that lack of leisure-time physical activity is linked to increased obesity, particularly in young women. Researchers analysing data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) in the US found that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical exercise and …
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Researchers have claimed that women, who are obese before they become pregnant, face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby. The findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine provide important clues as to what triggers extremely preterm births, specifically those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy. The study found no link between maternal obesity and premature …
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Besides physical activities, limiting exposure to advertisements of unhealthy foods could be the key to protecting your kids from obesity, suggests a study. The more kids get familiar with logos and other images from fast food restaurants, sodas and not-so-healthy snack food brands, the more they are likely to be overweight or obese, the findings showed. ‘Because kids get most of their food …
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Pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to depression, but women who take anti-depressants during pregnancy may be predisposing their infants to Type 2 diabetes and obesity later in life, says a study. Maternal use of a class of anti-depressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs increase risk of obesity and diabetes in children, the findings showed. Obesity and Type 2 …
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Vitamin A derivative helps in treating obesity and type 2 diabetes and prevents their cardiovascular complications, according to researchers at the University of Montreal and CHUM Research Centre (CRCHUM). Daniel-Constantin Manolescu, the first author of the study asserted that in obese and insulin resistant mice, retinoic acid reduced the risk of cardiac apoptosis, stimulated the expression of …
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Obesity among Western men could be linked with exposure to substances containing the female sex hormone estrogen according to new research from the University of Adelaide. Medical student James Grantham, who conducted the research compared the obesity rates among men and women from around the world with measures such as Gross Domestic Product to determine the impact of affluence on obesity. …
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