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Psoriasis, Obesity, and Diabetes May Share Genetic Link

A Danish twins study has found a strong association between psoriasis, type 2 diabetes, and obesity, with some indication there may be a modest genetic link between the three.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Fat Labradors give clues to obesity epidemic - BBC News

Genes are partly to blame for some dogs getting fat, say scientists who have studied Labrador retrievers.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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What's Stopping African American Women From Exercising?

New interventions for combating obesity among African American women are starting by addressing barriers to traditional exercise programs.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity Is Associated With More Disability in Low Back Pain

Find out how levels of disability and treatment response are impacted in obese individuals with low back pain or neck pain.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity Rates Climbing in US Youth, Especially in Adolescents

There is no evidence to suggest obesity rates in children and adolescents in any age group are declining in the US, and, in fact, rates of severe obesity are increasing among teens.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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China: Obesity 'explosion' in rural youth, study warns - BBC News

Levels of obesity in China's rural youth have rapidly increased, a study warns, because of socioeconomic changes.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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T2D Genetic Predisposition, Obesity, and Mortality Risk

Individuals who are genetically predisposed to type 2 diabetes may be at a higher risk for all-cause mortality -- BMI and ethnicity may also play a role.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Fat-to-Bone Ratio Promising New Measure of Obesity

A new radiology-based calculation could classify obesity more accurately than body mass index, and might help predict associated comorbidities, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Apr 22 Cardiology News

The FDA’s decision on niacin and fenofibric acid, inappropriate carotid screening, same day discharge PCI, gender differences in testing for CAD, and obesity in adolescents are reviewed this week.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Diabetes team finalists

The scale of the twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes is daunting. “Back in 2012 there was a tendency to see it as hopeless,” says David Unwin, senior partner at the Norwood Surgery in Southport. “I think we were a little demoralised. We were particularly concerned about younger patients, who we felt were at the greatest risk of the long term effects of diabetes. So we trialled the idea of a more collaborative approach, identifying patients’ personal health goals and linking them with a low carbohydrate diet.”  
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over 4 years ago
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Diabetes team finalists

The scale of the twin epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes is daunting. “Back in 2012 there was a tendency to see it as hopeless,” says David Unwin, senior partner at the Norwood Surgery in Southport. “I think we were a little demoralised. We were particularly concerned about younger patients, who we felt were at the greatest risk of the long term effects of diabetes. So we trialled the idea of a more collaborative approach, identifying patients’ personal health goals and linking them with a low carbohydrate diet.”  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Orexigen Orders Second Contrave CV Safety Trial Halted

Orexigen stopped the study after buying US rights to the obesity-treating drug from Takeda. Although the plan is for an all-new CV outcomes trial, one expert calls the whole thing "a disappointing saga."  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity in Lumbar Spine Surgery

Obesity may contribute to the development of degenerative lumbar spine disease and may also impact outcomes after lumbar spine surgery.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity 'likely culprit' behind womb cancer rise - BBC News

Rising levels of obesity are likely to be fuelling an increase in the number of women diagnosed with womb cancer, charity Cancer Research UK warns.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Call for Activity Icons on Food Labels

A public health expert wants food labels to carry symbols that show how many minutes of several different activities are needed to burn the same amount of calories being consumed, with the aim of helping people to change their behaviour and reduce obesity.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Obesity: Exercise advice food label gets street test - BBC News

The BBC has been asking shoppers what they think of the idea of being given food labels with exercise advice.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago