Framing Obesity as a Health Issue: Differences in Public and Professional Perceptions Between Canada and the United States

Publication date: April 2018Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes, Volume 42, Issue 2Author(s): Bonnie L. Kuehl, Sara F.L. Kirk, Nathalie Dumas, Theodore K. Kyle
Source: Canadian Journal of Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research

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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
AbstractDespite their critical role in susceptibility to metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, mechanisms regulating energy balance are extremely complex and far from being fully understood. Both central and peripheral feedback circuits are involved and, despite it was traditionally thought that the energy balance of an organism depends on the equality between calorie intake within the system and energy expenditure, the regulation of energy content in biological systems oversteps the classical physical laws of thermodynamics. The fine-tuned mechanism for body weight and energy storage regulation is aimed ...
Source: Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Chronological aging as well as biological aging accelerated by various pathologies such as diabetes and obesity contribute to cardiovascular aging, and structural and functional tissue damage of the heart and vasculature. Cardiovascular aging in humans is characterized by structural pathologic remodeling including cardiac and vascular fibrosis, hypertrophy, stiffness, micro- and macro-circulatory impairment, left ventricular diastolic dysfunction precipitating heart failure with either reduced or preserved ejection fraction, and cardiovascular cell death. Cellular senescence, an important hallmark of aging, is a critical f...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Reconstruction of large soft tissue defects around the knee can be challenging because of its unique location.1 These defects often occur following trauma, oncologic resection, chronic infection, or contracture release of burns. Selection of reliable recipient vessels is essential for successful microvascular free tissue transfer around the knee but can be complex due to unique vascular anatomy around the knee.1,2 In addition, selection of recipient vessels can be further complicated when patients have vascular trauma, a large zone of injury, or previous irradiation in addition to common risk factors such as obesity and diabetes.
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AbstractHeart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a complex heterogeneous disease for which our pathophysiological understanding is still limited and specific prevention and treatment strategies are lacking. HFpEF is characterised by diastolic dysfunction and cardiac remodelling (fibrosis, inflammation, and hypertrophy). Recently, microvascular dysfunction and chronic low-grade inflammation have been proposed to participate in HFpEF development. Furthermore, several recent studies demonstrated the occurrence of generalized lymphatic dysfunction in experimental models of risk factors for HFpEF, including obe...
Source: Basic Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Planta Med DOI: 10.1055/a-1164-8152Intestinal α-glucosidase and α-amylase break down nutritional poly- and oligosaccharides to monosaccharides and their activity significantly contributes to postprandial hyperglycemia. Competitive inhibitors of these enzymes, such as acarbose, are effective antidiabetic drugs, but have unpleasant side effects. In our ethnopharmacology inspired investigations, we found that wild strawberry (Fragaria vesca), blackberry (Rubus fruticosus), and European blueberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) leaf extracts inhibit α-glucosidase and α-amylase enzyme activity in vitro and are eff...
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Exp Clin Endocrinol Diabetes DOI: 10.1055/a-1139-9200Thyroid hormone metabolites (THM) with few or no iodine substituents such as 3,5-T2, the thyronamines 3-T1AM and T0AM, and their oxidation products, the thyroacetic acids (TA) formed by monoamine oxidases, have recently attracted major interest due to their metabolic actions which are in part distinct from those of the classical thyromimetic hormone T3, the major ligand of T3 receptors. This review compiles and discusses in vitro effects of 3,5-T2, TAM and TA reported for thyrocytes, pancreatic islets and hepatocytes as well as findings from in vivo studies in mouse mode...
Source: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology and Diabetes - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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