Expanding waistline linked to an increased risk of cancer

Conclusion This study provides more evidence of the link between excess body fat and 10 cancers. Though the percentage increases sound large, it's important to put these results into context. For example, the baseline risk of postmenopausal cancer was 2.2% – it occurred in 555 of the 24,751 women in the study. For women who hadn't used hormone therapy, this would increase to a risk of 2.7% if they had a BMI of 30 compared with 26, or a waist circumference of 95cm compared with 84cm. This accounts for only an extra 5 cases in every 1,000 women. This large study involved older adults from European countries, so the results should be applicable to people in the UK. Its strengths also include the fact researchers analysed data for each individual rather than relying on published results from each study, which could have used different definitions and cut-offs. As ever, though, there are some limitations to be aware of: There were differences between the cohorts, such as length of follow-up and age at entry into the study. Other medical conditions and medication weren't included in the analysis. Diet wasn't taken into account. Though the researchers looked at smoking, physical activity, and alcohol, they weren't able to analyse the results for different amounts of each. The obesity-related cancers were combined in the analysis because of small numbers, so we don't know if there was variation in risk between them. The length of follow-up may not have been...
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BONE cancer symptoms include aching within the bones, which can be mistaken for arthritis. However, there are also three other symptoms, according to the NHS.
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DIABETES type 2 is more likely to appear as we get older, while diabetes type 1 usually appears shortly after birth. Diabetes symptoms include frequently needing the loo, feeling more hungry and thirsty than usual and unexplained weight loss. If you suffer from the condition, you should eat this much fruit and veg a day in your diet to help maintain your blood sugar levels.
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DIABETES type 2 is more likely to appear as we get older, while diabetes type 1 usually appears shortly after birth. Diabetes symptoms include frequently needing the loo, feeling more hungry and thirsty than usual and unexplained weight loss. If you suffer from the condition, you should eat this much fruit and veg a day in your diet to help maintain your blood sugar levels.
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A recent update of the Italian Road Traffic Law (RTL 41/2016), established severe penal sanctions when drivers, driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drugs (DUID), are involved in road accident that results in death or injuries. A study was carri...
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A recent study followed individuals who had undergone obesity surgery. They found that the procedure significantly reduced their risk of skin cancer.
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CONCLUSION: Our study presents evidence of a relationship between BMI and alpha diversity of the gut microbiota. In addition to these findings, a number of OTUs were found to be significantly associated with host BMI. These findings may highlight separate subtypes of obesity, one driven by genetic factors, the other more heavily influenced by environmental factors. PMID: 29792248 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Twin Research and Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Twin Res Hum Genet Source Type: research
Date: Wednesday, 06 06, 2018; Speaker: Anne Sumner, MD, Senior Investigator, , Section on Ethnicity and Health, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch, NIDDK; Stephanie Chung, MBBS, Assistant Clinical Investigator, , Section on Ethnicity and Health, Diabetes, Endocrinology , and Obesity Branch, NIDDK; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Amphitheater; CME Credit; Videocast Event
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Conclusions: In its present form, this method of data collection was not feasible within these AoD residential services. Greater resources are likely required to improve the utility and acceptability of this method.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Conclusions: There is a need to enhance educational efforts to improve all clinicians' understanding of alcohol use disorders. The various stakeholders involved should collaborate closely to improve the quality of care rendered to these patients.
Source: Addictive Disorders and Their Treatment - Category: Addiction Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
, Lisboa PC Abstract Early weaning (EW) leads to overweight, visceral obesity, hyperleptinemia, and insulin resistance in adulthood. Treatment with Ilex paraguariensis (yerba mate) improves obesity and insulin resistance in these animals. Here, we evaluated the effects of chronic treatment with yerba mate on the redox balance and liver morphology of overweight early-weaned rats. To induce EW, we wrapped the dams with bandages to interrupt milk access during the last 3 days of lactation. Control pups (C) had free access to maternal milk for the full 21 days of lactation. On postnatal day (PN) 150, EW offspring were...
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