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The ‘obesity paradox’ is nonsense, a new study reveals

A new study from New York University finds the fatal flaw in the development of the 'obesity paradox,' showing that being fatter does not improve survival rates for those with heart diseases.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Glucose lowering activity of Anvillea radiata Coss &Durieu in diabetic rats. Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets. 2018 Feb 22;: Authors: Eddouks M, Hebi M Abstract INTRODUCTION: Anvillea radiata Coss. &Durieu (Asteraceae) is an endemic plant from North Africa (Morocco and Algeria).This plant has many traditional uses including treatment of obesity and diabetes. AIM OF THE STUDY: the study aims to evaluate the antidiabetic effect of aqueous extract of Anvillea radiata (A. radiata) leaves on both normal and streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats treated at a dose of 10 mg/kg body weight fo...
Source: Cardiovascular and Hematological Disorders Drug Targets - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Cardiovasc Hematol Disord Drug Targets Source Type: research
Authors: El Salam MAA Abstract Obesity is a highly prevalent non-communicable disease worldwide and is commonly associated with male infertility. Several etiopathological theories have been mentioned in the literature by which obesity affects spermatogenesis, thus affecting the male fertility potential. Mechanisms for explaining the effect of obesity on male infertility include endocrinopathy, increased aromatization activity, associated erectile dysfunction, psychological and thermal effects, obstructive sleep apnea, increased leptin and oxygen free radicals, and associated inflammatory and obstructive elements of...
Source: Oman Medical Journal - Category: Middle East Health Tags: Oman Med J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Daptomycin therapy appeared to cause a false and substantial INR elevation in a patient who had been receiving warfarin. Results of TEG suggested that the INR elevation was an artifact of a drug-laboratory interaction and did not represent an anticoagulated state. The patient's INR normalized after linezolid was substituted for daptomycin. PMID: 29472508 [PubMed - in process]
Source: American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy : AJHP - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Am J Health Syst Pharm Source Type: research
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Source: The Angle Orthodontist - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research
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Source: The Angle Orthodontist - Category: Dentistry Authors: Tags: Angle Orthod Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Less daytime care by mothers and shorter sleep duration were associated with increased risk of becoming overweight during childhood. Further studies are needed to determine on how the effect of those factors may be diminished with respect to childhood overweight. PMID: 29473766 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Childhood Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research
Authors: Yuan H, Li X, Wan G, Sun L, Zhu X, Che F, Yang Z Abstract Facing the challenge of effective prevention type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in China (as part of global health) requires knowledge about both the temporal trend and risk factors variation in T2DM. We searched the PubMed, CNKI, WANFANG, and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) databases for data on the prevalence of T2DM/ IGT (impaired glucose tolerance) published from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2014 in China, Japan and Korea. The prevalence of T2DM was estimated with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using random-effects meta-analysis. T2DM prevalence ...
Source: Oncotarget - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncotarget Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: We conclude that public health would benefit from: health institutions implementing formal knowledge management strategies; academic health sciences institutions incorporating formal digital literacy programs; and having health workers who are professionally responsible and functional in the information society. PMID: 29466516 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pan American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Rev Panam Salud Publica Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to determine if weight loss surgery is associated with decreased prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) symptoms. Methods A survey was conducted among previously morbidly obese women who underwent bariatric surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston from 2007 to 2015. In addition to the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory 20, we collected demographic and clinical data including symptoms of and treatment for UI and POP before surgery. Participants were divided into 4 quartiles based on self-reported postsurgical weight loss: less than 26.1 kg, 26.1 to 36.2...
Source: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: OBGYN Tags: AUGS Conference Submissions Source Type: research
Conclusions:Ace-K and sucralose transfer into breast milk following ingestion of a diet soda. Future research should measure concentrations after repeated exposure and determine whether chronic ingestion of sucralose and acesulfame-potassium via the breast milk has clinically relevant health consequences. Objective: The aim of this study was to determine sucralose and acesulfame-potassium (ace-K) pharmacokinetics in breast milk following maternal ingestion of a diet soda. Methods: Thirty-four exclusively breast-feeding women (14 normal-weight, 20 obese) consumed 12 ounces of Diet Rite Cola, sweetened with 68-mg sucr...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Short Communication: Nutrition Source Type: research
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