Obesity: Disease or just plain greed? The number of obese Britons has doubled in 25 years

Obesity is one of the major health issues of our age - nearly a third of people in the UK are officially obese (with a BMI of over 30). Here, two leading doctors weigh in with very different views on the solution...
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CONCLUSIONS: Results of this study suggest that those who participate in a weight management program can lose significant amounts of weight regardless of psychiatric medication use. PMID: 31441235 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The results do not support an association between BMI and AMY1 copy number at any age point. PMID: 31441234 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
This study aimed to examine the effects on postprandial glucose and insulin responses of interrupting sitting time with brief bouts of simple resistance activities (SRAs) in adults with overweight or obesity. METHODS: Participants (n = 19) were recruited for a randomized crossover trial involving the following two 6-hour conditions: (1) uninterrupted sitting or (2) sitting with 3-minute bouts of SRAs (half-squats, calf raises, gluteal contractions, and knee raises) every 30 minutes (total duration = 27 minutes). Incremental areas under the curve (iAUC) for glucose, insulin, and in...
Source: Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Authors: Tags: Obesity (Silver Spring) Source Type: research
Conclusions. The BENECA mHealth lifestyle application with a supervised rehabilitation program had a statistically and clinically significant effect on QoL and upper-limb functionality in breast cancer survivors and is a unique and important promising new approach.
Source: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
Artis zee and Artis Q/ Q.zen Interventional Fluoroscopic X-Ray System with patient tables as follows: Systems Material Number Artis zee biplane 10094141; Artis Q floor 10848280; Artis Q biplane 10848282; Artis Q.zen floor 10848353; Artis Q.zen biplane 10848355; Artis zee ceiling 10094137; Artis Q ceiling 10848281; Artis Q zeego 10848283 ArtisQ.zen ceiling 10848354 Product Usage: 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 t...
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This study assessed whether the effects of poverty on the longitudinal fitness-absenteeism relationship are consistent across poverty measures at the student, school, and neighborhood levels and across sex in New York City (NYC) public school youth individually followed over 4 years. Negative binomial longitudinal mixed models with random-intercepts were developed stratified by five dichotomized student, school and neighborhood poverty measures and sex to test the change in fitness-lagged absenteeism relationship in six cohorts of NYC middle school students (2006/7–2012/13). Models were adjusted for individual-leve...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 August 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Oh Yoen Kim, Ji Yeon Chung, Juhyun SongAbstractObesity is a globally widespread metabolic disorder, characterized by immoderate fat accumulation in the body. There are different types of body fats such as white adipose tissue (WAT), which stores surplus energy in the body, and brown adipose tissue (BAT) which utilize energy to produce heat during metabolism. BAT acts many beneficial functions in metabolic disorders including type 2 diabetes and obesity. Recent studies have investigated methods for promoting the fat browning process ...
Source: Pharmacological Research - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
ConclusionThis approach demonstrated the positive effects of PLRE on a diet-induced obesity mouse model and provided clues on the mode of action of PLRE at the molecular level.Graphical Abstract
Source: Phytomedicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Kim MK, Ko SH, Kim BY, Kang ES, Noh J, Kim SK, Park SO, Hur KY, Chon S, Moon MK, Kim NH, Kim SY, Rhee SY, Lee KW, Kim JH, Rhee EJ, Chun S, Yu SH, Kim DJ, Kwon HS, Park KS, Committee of Clinical Practice Guidelines, Korean Diabetes Association Abstract The Committee of Clinical Practice Guidelines of the Korean Diabetes Association revised and updated the 6th Clinical Practice Guidelines in 2019. Targets of glycemic, blood pressure, and lipid control in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) were updated. The obese and overweight population is increasing steadily in Korea, and half of the Koreans with diabetes are...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
Conclusions: The use of eggs for breakfast in children enrolled in FBT was well tolerated, and future studies should include larger samples and longer follow-up periods to assess the potential differential effects of prescribed breakfasts on children's weight and eating behaviors. PMID: 31436494 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Childhood Obesity - Category: Eating Disorders & Weight Management Tags: Child Obes Source Type: research
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