How black women are walking away from the obesity epidemic

Across the US, obesity rates have risen and life expectancy has declined.
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Authors: Hamadi R, Marlow CF, Nassereddine S, Taher A, Finianos A Abstract Introduction: Rates of obesity have been increasing worldwide and with the current situation obesity now represents an epidemic. Bariatric surgery is one the most effective ways to help reduce weight and sustain weight loss. Venous thromboembolism is a major cause of morbidity and mortality among bariatric surgery patients with no clearly established guidelines on prophylaxis. Areas covered: In this review the authors summarize clinical studies evaluating unfractionated heparin (UFH) and low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) in bariatric surg...
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
ConclusionSystematic studies with a newly developed mouse model enabled us to assess the metabolic consequences caused by acute or chronic activation of Gs signaling selectively in adipocytes. Most strikingly, chronic activation of this pathway led to reduced body fat mass and restored normal glucose homeostasis in obese mice. These findings are of considerable relevance for the development of novel antidiabetic and anti-obesity drugs.
Source: Molecular Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Authors: Justinussen T, Madsbad S, Holst JJ, Bojsen-Møller KN Abstract Introduction: The worldwide prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) constitutes an epidemic that is a threat to public health. Bariatric surgery, including Roux en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), is currently the most effective treatment to induce long-term weight loss and remission of co-morbid conditions. Surgery, however, comes with an added risk of complications, highlighting the need to understand the comparative effectiveness and risks of surgical versus conventional approaches to the treatment of obesity and T2D. Areas covered: Po...
Source: Expert Review of Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Expert Rev Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
Authors: Ferrell JM, Chiang JYL Abstract Diabetes and obesity have reached an epidemic status worldwide. Diabetes increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Primary bile acids are synthesized in hepatocytes and are transformed to secondary bile acids in the intestine by gut bacteria. Bile acids are nutrient sensors and metabolic integrators that regulate lipid, glucose, and energy homeostasis by activating nuclear farnesoid X receptor and membrane Takeda G protein-coupled receptor 5. Bile acids control gut bacteria overgrowth, species population, and protect the integrity o...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
In Reply We interpret the letter from Gagner regarding our 26-year report of revisional surgery in the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study as yet another contribution to the current dispute of pros and cons of gastric bypass (GBP) vs sleeve gastrectomy. Gagner is a strong advocate of sleeve gastrectomy, and he predicts that this surgical method will be a “mass treatment for the global epidemic of severe obesity and diabetes.” However, the SOS study was started more than 30 years ago, and sleeve gastrectomy has only been widely used during the last decade. Thus, the results of the SOS study cannot contribute to t...
Source: JAMA Surgery - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - With sugary sodas and other sweetened drinks considered a key driver of the obesity epidemic worldwide, a new research review evaluates how well various measures work to reduce consumption of these calorie laden drinks.
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Right now the world is experiencing an epidemic that is projected to get much, much worse. It’s an epidemic of dementia, affecting 50 million people and millions more of their caregivers — staggering numbers that are projected to triple by 2050. The dementia crisis is such a massive worldwide issue that the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a strategic public health action plan, including compiling an organized database of quality dementia research and creating guidelines for the prevention of dementia. The guidelines have just been published, a 96-page document that is summarized here, as well as in th...
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A new book argues that for many families with limited time and money, avoiding processed food is not a realistic option.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Food Families and Family Life Obesity Cooking and Cookbooks Diet and Nutrition Income Inequality Supermarkets and Grocery Stores Source Type: news
(Wiley) Consumption of sugary drinks is considered to be a key driver behind the global obesity epidemic, and is linked with tooth decay, diabetes and heart disease. Many public health bodies including the World Health Organization (WHO) have called upon governments, the food and drink industry, educational institutions, places of work and civil society to support healthier beverage choices.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
In a world of social companion robots, chatbots, or artificial intelligence buddies, adults have the responsibility to teach kids well how to live a healthy life with the available technologies, how to balance between the online and the offline world, how to keep their mental stability in the face of innovations. As it’s an awfully difficult job, we collected examples where digital health technology could help and in which areas should analog methods prevail. The land where kindergarteners play with the texture of raspberry When was the last time you paid attention to the crunching sounds while eating a raw ca...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers apps children cognitive health digital health digital literacy eating fitness health apps health literacy healthy eating healthy lifestyle Innovation kids mental health physical Source Type: blogs
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