Systems Thinking and Simulation Modeling to Inform Childhood Obesity Policy and Practice.

CONCLUSIONS: Systems thinking, especially with simulation models, facilitates understanding of complex health policy problems. Using a simulation model to educate legislators, educators, and health experts about the policies that have the greatest short- and long-term impact should encourage strategic investment in low-cost, high-return policies. PMID: 29136493 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Public Health Reports - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Rep Source Type: research

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Authors: Koch TR, Shope TR Abstract Obesity is a major factor in the worldwide rise in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus. The obesity "epidemic" will require novel, effective interventions to permit both the prevention and treatment of diabetes caused by obesity. Laparoscopic vertical sleeve gastrectomy is a newer bariatric surgical procedure with a lower risk of complications (compared to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery). Based in part on restriction of daily caloric intake, sleeve gastrectomy has a major role in inducing significant weight loss and weight loss is maintained for at least 10&nbs...
Source: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology - Category: Research Tags: Adv Exp Med Biol Source Type: research
AJ Gunn, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, earning a BS in exercise physiology with a minor in sociology. He then returned home to South Dakota to attend medical school at the University of South Dakota. During medical school, he participated in the competitive Howard Hughes Medical Institute – National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program and was awarded the Donald L. Alcott, M.D. Award for Clinical Promise. He graduated summa cum laude in 2009. He completed his diagnostic radiology residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard Medical School in Boston,...
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In conclusion, these results demonstrate that supplementation with N2-NBW potentially alleviates the development of obesity in HFD fed mice.Graphical abstractSupplementation with N2-NBW effectively alleviated the obesity-associated markers in the high-fat diet fed mice.
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Conclusions: Our results indicate that, in addition to previously identified predictors of inadequate physical activity in cancer survivors, having arthritis-related functional limitations is a significant predictor of inadequate physical activity in female adult cancer survivors. Assessment and management of arthritis-related functional limitations by health care providers are needed to facilitate successful adherence to physical activity guidelines.
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AbstractObesity and insulin resistance are at the centre of most cases of metabolic syndrome (MetS), which may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease approximately 2 ‐fold and type 2 diabetes mellitus approximately 5‐fold. Aside from lifestyle intervention and drug therapy, bariatric surgery (BS) is considered a definitive treatment for this disease.
Source: Journal of Diabetes Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: JDI UPDATES Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2020Source: Seminars in Cancer BiologyAuthor(s): Licia Iacoviello, Marialaura Bonaccio, Giovanni de Gaetano, Maria Benedetta DonatiAbstractBreast cancer is the leading cause of death in women aged 20 to 50 years, with some geographical difference. The yearly incidence of the disease is increasing while the related mortality is steadily decreasing. Breast cancer is associated not only with specific hormones or factors related with reproduction, but mostly to more general environmental factors, linked to socioeconomic conditions and lifestyles (smoking, stress, physical exercise...
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ARTIS Pheno-Interventional Fluoroscopic X-Ray System Model Number: 10849000 - Product Usage:AXIOM Artis is a family of dedicated angiography systems developed for single and biplane diagnostic imaging and interventional procedures including, but not limited to, pediatric and obese patients. Procedures that can be performed with the AXIOM Artis family include cardiac angiography, neuro angiography, general angiography, rotational angiography, operating room angiography, multipurpose angiography and whole body radiographic/fluoroscopic procedures. Axiom Artis can also support the acquisition of position triggered imaging for...
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Source: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
In conclusion, increased and even high-normal WC had a stronger adverse effect on BRS than BMI, independent of cardio-metabolic risk factors.
Source: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
ConclusionsAnthropometric variables were stronger discriminators of high CVD risk in African men than women. Greater WC was associated with high CVD risk in men while WHR and WC were associated with high CVD risk in women.
Source: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Source Type: research
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