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Category Archives: Obesity Medical Treatment

Obesity epidemic leads to three-fold increase in number of people with diabetes in 15 years


Posted: August 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

The number of people hospitalised due to diabetes has tripled since 1997 The nation's expanding waistlines linked to soaring numbers of diabetes sufferers By Kerry Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 03:48 EST, 25 August 2012 | UPDATED: 05:55 EST, 25 August 2012 The number of people with a severe form of diabetes in the UK has rocketed as a result of the country's obesity crisis. Alarming new figures released from the NHS reveal that around 615,586 people received hospital treatment for the disease last year - up from 189,283 in 1997. The explosion in the number of people diagnosed with the condition - which is caused by too much sugar in the blood - has been linked to the nation's expanding waistlines Continue reading

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Lack of new drugs for depression and obesity


Posted: August 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Slow progress in the fight against obesity and depression ... Dr Christine Bennett, CEO of Research Australia. Continue reading

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Modern Technology Adds to Worldwide Obesity Woes: Report


Posted: August 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Latest Diet & Weight Management News THURSDAY, Aug. 23 (HealthDay News) -- The increasing amount of time that people spend using computers, playing video games and watching TV is a major factor in rising rates of obesity worldwide, according to a new study. The researchers at the Milken Institute in California found a direct link between spikes in adoption of new information and communications technology and the dramatic rise in obesity in 27 countries between 1988 and 2009 Continue reading

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Obesity is bad for sperm


Posted: August 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Wannabe dads should get in shape before trying to conceive, suggests a new study that found a man's obesity may have a negative impact on his sperm. Researchers at the University of Melbourne usedin vitro fertilization(IVF) to create embryos from the sperm of normal weight male mice and obese ones. The fatter dads had been fed the mouse equivalent of a fast food diet for 10 weeks, a statement from the university explained Continue reading

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State Must Tackle Obesity


Posted: August 24, 2012 at 1:15 am

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Teachers' best ideas for combating obesity can earn rewards, recognition from 'ENC-Teacher Exchange'


Posted: August 24, 2012 at 1:15 am

PARK RIDGE, Ill., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Nutrition educators and physical education teachers that have fresh ideas for helping students K thru 12 combat obesity, or have an existing program that has proven effective, are invited to share their concepts with ENC-Teacher Exchange for a chance to earn a $500 honorarium or national recognition. Continue reading

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Study: Obesity May Speed Up Cognitive Decline


Posted: August 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

A study published in the journalNeurologyfinds that obesity (in the setting of other health problems) is associated with hastened cognitive decline. PROBLEM: Obesity has been linked to a variety of metabolic problems, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes. Less is known, however, about the relationship among these conditions, obesity, and the brain. Continue reading

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Obesity Biggest Risk Factor for Diabetes Among Poor: Study


Posted: August 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

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Antibiotics linked to obesity epidemic


Posted: August 23, 2012 at 1:13 pm

irishtimes.com - Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 11:05 Farmers may have fuelled the obesity epidemic by using antibiotics to fatten up livestock, a new study suggests. Researchers found evidence that low exposure to the drugs upsets the delicate balance of gut bacteria which in turn alters metabolism. The findings indicate a possible link between rising rates of obesity and modern farming methods. Continue reading

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Obesity threatens lives


Posted: August 23, 2012 at 3:11 am

Posted on August 23, 2012, Thursday THE prevalence of obesity in developing countries like Malaysia is still on the upward trend, Datin Paduka Dr Santha Kumari, Malaysian Diabetes Association Selangor branch chairman, told the public recently. Being overweight has become a widespread problem in Malaysia. This is a form of malnutrition, and is leading to diabetes, among other illnesses Continue reading

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