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Latest Research : Metabolism Last Updated: Nov 17th, 2006 - 22:35:04

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Children’s Belly Fat Increases More Than 65 Percent
Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004. The finding of growing girth is significant because abdominal obesity has emerged as a better predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk than the more commonly used Body Mass Index, a weight to height ratio that can sometimes be misleading.
Nov 7, 2006, 22:10

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Rising abdominal obesity among kids causes concern
Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004. The finding of growing girth is significant because abdominal obesity has emerged as a better predictor of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes risk than the more commonly used Body Mass Index, a weight to height ratio that can sometimes be misleading.
Nov 6, 2006, 16:44

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Link between short sleep duration and obesity uncovered
Soaring levels of obesity might be linked to children sleeping fewer hours at night than they used to, claims Dr Shahrad Taheri of the University of Bristol. Dr Taheri, reporting in the Archives of Disease in Childhood, blames the increasing availability of computers, mobile phones, TVs and other such gadgets on the diminishing nightly quota of sleep, and suggests they should be banned from children's bedrooms.
Oct 20, 2006, 22:51

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
'Portion Distortion' may contribute to expanding waistlines
New research shows that people's perceptions of normal portion sizes have changed in the past 20 years. A study out of Rutgers published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association reports that Portion Distortion may be the cause1. This phenomenon occurs when consumers perceive large portion sizes as appropriate amounts to eat at a single eating occasion.
Sep 2, 2006, 15:59

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Obese men are more likely to be infertile
Men with increased body mass index (BMI) were significantly more likely to be infertile than normal-weight men, according to research conducted at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), one of the National Institutes of Health.
Sep 1, 2006, 18:08

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Early-onset morbid obesity linked with low IQ scores
University of Florida researchers have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheimer's disease patients, a new study shows.
Sep 1, 2006, 17:39

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
BMI is an unreliable indicator of obesity
Body mass index (BMI) -- the commonly used measure of obesity - cannot reliably predict the outcome for patients with heart disease, concludes an Article in this week's issue of The Lancet. This is because BMI is an unreliable indicator of obesity, say the researchers. Doctors already know that obesity is a risk factor for developing heart disease. However, how obesity affects people with established heart disease has been unclear because previous studies have had contradictory results.
Aug 19, 2006, 17:34

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Exercise important in reducing size of abdominal fat cells
Reducing the size of abdominal fat cells – which are a risk factor for diabetes and heart disease – takes more than cutting calories, according to new research from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Early results from a five-year study show that exercise should be added to the equation.
Aug 8, 2006, 04:31

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
High BMI doesn't always spell obesity
For years doctors have used the body mass index (BMI), a ratio of height and weight, to characterize the clinical weight status of their patients. The lower the number, the presumption goes, the leaner the person, and anyone with a BMI above 30 is characterized as obese and at high risk for the associated complications.
Jul 22, 2006, 19:26

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Health Risks in Obesity are Underestimated
The health risks for women who are extremely obese may be underestimated as a new study indicates they have a higher prevalence of hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol than women at lower levels of obesity, according to a study in the July 5 issue of JAMA. Obesity diagnosis and treatment are typically based on body mass index (BMI) of at least 30. BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared. However, three categories of obesity are defined: obesity 1 (30-34.9); obesity 2 (35-39.9); and extreme obesity (40 and greater). (A 5’4” person would have a BMI of 40 if they weighed 233 lbs). The latter 2 categories, sometimes termed severe obesity, are reported to be increasing especially rapidly in the United States, according to background information in the article. From 1986 to 2000, prevalence of BMI of 30 or higher approximately doubled, while that of BMI of 40 or higher quadrupled and that of BMI of 50 or higher increased 5-fold. In 2000, 2.8 percent of all U.S. women, and 6 percent of black women reported measurements consistent with extreme obesity. Estimates of obesity-related risks in women have generally been based on weight data that preceded the increase in extreme obesity. It has been unclear whether health risk increases or plateaus as body weight increases throughout the obese range.
Jul 5, 2006, 19:04

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Significant link between obesity and depression
There is a strong link between obesity and mood and anxiety disorders, especially among Caucasian Americans and those with more education and higher income, according to an analysis conducted by researchers from Group Health Center for Health Studies.
Jul 5, 2006, 19:00

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Strong Heart study (SHS): Bigger, heavier hearts portend heart disease risk even before adulthood
The effects of excess weight on heart health can be seen even in adolescents, with abnormal enlargement and impaired pumping function evident in subjects by age 20, according to a new study in the June 6, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Jun 3, 2006, 09:00

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Commercial diets are a useful way to lose weight
Commercial diets are a useful way to lose weight. And those based on group support seem to fare better at keeping the weight off in the long term, finds a study in this week’s BMJ.
Jun 2, 2006, 23:02

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
New study shows some people just can’t resist food
Scientists have discovered why some people’s brains are particularly vulnerable to food advertising and product packaging, putting them at risk of overeating and becoming overweight. The research provides fresh insight into one of the neurobiological factors underlying obesity by showing how some people are more attracted to the prospect of being rewarded with tasty food than others. The findings from a group of scientists at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge led by Andy Calder and Andrew Lawrence are published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Jun 2, 2006, 22:51

Latest Research : Metabolism : Metabolic Syndrome
Separate mechanisms in metabolic syndrome- Akt and atypical PKC
The new study, led by C. Ronald Kahn, M.D., and Cullen Taniguchi, M.D., Ph.D., of Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston and their colleagues, is published in the May edition of Cell Metabolism. The findings open the door to the development of new treatments that one day may target directly the conditions that contribute to type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.
May 14, 2006, 18:55

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Development of adiposity in adolescence in Britain
The idea that ‘puppy fat’ in children disappears as they progress to adolescence is a myth which may put the future health of children at risk, says a paper published on bmj.com.
May 10, 2006, 02:47

Latest Research : Metabolism : Metabolic Syndrome
New clinical team approach reduced cardiovascular risk for obese metabolic syndrome patients
Obesity researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee found that a multidisciplinary clinical approach to caring for obese patients with metabolic syndrome could swiftly and significantly lower their risk for heart disease.
May 1, 2006, 00:47

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Obesity may increase diabetes risk
People who are obese may be at increasing risk of getting diabetes, says a study that reiterates the belief that a change in lifestyle could help.
Apr 22, 2006, 17:48

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Study finds crucial link between obesity, heart disease
Fat cells around coronary arteries release chemicals that could trigger inflammation leading to deterioration of the vessels, says a new study that may provide the crucial link between obesity and heart disease.
Apr 18, 2006, 07:13

Latest Research : Metabolism : Metabolic Syndrome
Study warns of growing Metabolic syndrome epidemic in China
As more people in China adopt Western diets and lifestyles, many are developing a cluster of cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to a new study in the April 18, 2006, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
"The metabolic syndrome has become increasingly common in this Asian population and the prevalence is about to catch up with that in Western populations. That's a very dangerous sign in terms of cardiovascular disease"

Apr 15, 2006, 09:58

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
INSIG2 - Genetic component in obesity identified
US scientists have identified a genetic change in a region of the DNA related to fat production, which they say could help in new treatments for obesity.
Apr 14, 2006, 22:34

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Selective photothermolysis - US scientists on path towards 'fat seeking' laser
Scientists in the US have developed a laser that can melt pig fat and possibly be used to treat heart disease, cellulite and acne in humans in the future.
Apr 11, 2006, 14:14

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Excess Television May Lead To Extra Weight For Preschoolers
In a national study of more than one thousand preschool-age children, those who were exposed to more than two hours of television per day were more likely to be overweight at ages 36 and 54 months than those who were exposed to less than two hours of television per day, according to a study in the April issue of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a theme issue on children and the media.
Apr 5, 2006, 19:23

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Prevalence Of Overweight Children, Teens And Men In U.S. Continues To Rise
The prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents and obesity among men increased significantly between 1999 and 2004, according to a study in the April 5 issue of JAMA.
Apr 5, 2006, 19:01

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Adolescent Dieting May Predict Obesity and Eating Disorders
Dieting and "unhealthful weight-control behaviors" among adolescents can predict the development of eating disorders in years to come, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota.
Apr 5, 2006, 13:45

Latest Research : Metabolism
A simple blood test to detect rare lysosomal storage disorders disorders
Scientists have devised a simple blood test that they say can detect rare disorders. František Turecek and other researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle devised the test for progressive genetic diseases known as 'lysosomal storage disorders', reported the online edition of Nature.
Mar 30, 2006, 15:12

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Lipin is a key fat-regulating enzyme
Rutgers researchers have identified a gene – and the molecular function of its protein product – that provides an important clue to further understanding obesity and may point the way to new drugs to control fat metabolism.
Mar 21, 2006, 02:35

Latest Research : Metabolism
Fat fuels inflammation killer
New research by the University of Warwick's Warwick Medical School shows that the biggest health threat to fat and obese people isn't the fat itself but the fact that the fat fuels a killer inflammation response in people.
Mar 8, 2006, 21:59

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Dairy is not associated with weight gain - Research
Calcium intake was not associated with weight gain in men over a 12-year period, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition1. The study included more than 19,000 healthy men aged 40-75 years who were enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study. The researchers evaluated the relationship between total calcium intake from diet and supplements and changes in body weight based on self reported weight at the beginning and end of the 12-year study period. Study participants followed their normal diets, not calorie-restricted diets.
Mar 8, 2006, 21:55

Latest Research : Metabolism : Obesity
Bottle-feeding could make infants obese
Bottle-feeding could make your baby obese later in life, finds a University of Bristol study. Researchers said babies feeding on formula milk who were weaned on to solid foods too early were heavier than expected by the age of five, putting them at an increased risk of obesity as they grow older.
Mar 8, 2006, 21:51


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