Obesity: An American Epidemic

It is predicted that 50 percent of Americans will be obese by the year 2030. It is time to increase public awareness and research into this disease.
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Authors: Gauda EB, Conde S, Bassi M, Zoccal DB, Almeida Colombari DS, Colombari E, Despotovic N Abstract Obesity is a global epidemic in developed countries accounting for many of the metabolic and cardiorespiratory morbidities that occur in adults. These morbidities include type 2 diabetes, sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), obstructive sleep apnea, chronic intermittent hypoxia, and hypertension. Leptin, produced by adipocytes, is a master regulator of metabolism and of many other biological functions including central and peripheral circuits that control breathing. By binding to receptors on cells and neurons in t...
Source: Comprehensive Physiology - Category: Physiology Tags: Compr Physiol Source Type: research
roneberg Obstructive Sleep Apnea is emerging as a global health epidemic, particularly due to the obesity pandemic. However, comprehensive prevalence data are still lacking and global OSA research has not yet been structurally evaluated. Using the latest comprehensive age/gender-specific BMI and obesity data, a global landscape estimating the risk/burden of OSA was created. Results were presented in relation to an in-depth analysis of OSA research and countries’ socioeconomic/scientific background. While the USA, Canada, and Japan are the highest publishing countries on OSA, Iceland, Greece, and Israel appear...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Authors: Murag S, Ahmed A, Kim D Abstract The ongoing obesity epidemic and the increasing recognition of metabolic syndrome have contributed to the growing prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most common form of liver disease worldwide. It is imperative to understand the incidence and prevalence of NAFLD as it is associated with a profound economic burden of hospitalizations, including the shifting trends in liver transplantation. The long-term cumulative healthcare cost of NAFLD patients has been shown to be 80% higher than that of non-NAFLD patients. We explore diagnostic challenges in ide...
Source: Gut and Liver - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Gut Liver Source Type: research
In conclusion, long-term feeding of either HFHF or WDHC are reliable methods to induce NASH and diet-potentiated liver cancer in mice of both sexes; however, the choice of diet involves a trade-off between severity of metabolic syndrome and liver damage. PMID: 32924526 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Am J Physiol Endocri... - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
ova R, Cosmi B, De Marchi S, Dimakakos E, Dimopoulos MA, Dimitrov G, Durand-Zaleski I, Edmonds M, El Nazar EA, Erer D, Esponda OL, Gresele P, Gschwandtner M, Gu Y, Heinzmann M, Hamburg NM, Hamadé A, Jatoi NA, Karahan O, Karetova D, Karplus T, Klein-Weigel P, Kolossvary E, Kozak M, Lefkou E, Lessiani G, Liew A, Marcoccia A, Marshang P, Marakomichelakis G, Matuska J, Moraglia L, Pillon S, Poredos P, Prior M, Salvador DRK, Schlager O, Schernthaner G, Sieron A, Spaak J, Spyropoulos A, Sprynger M, Suput D, Stanek A, Stvrtinova V, Szuba A, Tafur A, Vandreden P, Vardas PE, Vasic D, Vikkula M, Wennberg P, Zhai Z, Scientific...
Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Thromb Haemost Source Type: research
The cleverest of enemies thrive on surprise attacks. Viruses—and coronaviruses in particular—know this well. Remaining hidden in animal hosts for decades, they mutate steadily, sometimes serendipitously morphing into more effective and efficient infectious agents. When a strain with just the right combination of genetic codes that spell trouble for people makes the leap from animal to human, the ambush begins. Such was the case with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus behind COVID-19, and the attack was mostly silent and insidious at first. Many people infected with SARS-CoV-2 remained oblivious as they served as the v...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Magazine Source Type: news
Authors: Nouayti H, Bouanani NH, Hammoudi J, Mekhfi H, Legssyer A, Bnouham M, Ziyyat A Abstract BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents have become a major public health problem affecting most countries worldwide. The purpose of the study was to assess the prevalence and risk factors of overweight and obesity among public high school students in Eastern Morocco. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted between February and May 2014 among a sample of 2271 students (1086 girls and 1185 boys). References from the International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) were used to determine...
Source: Revue d Epidemiologie et de Sante Publique - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique Source Type: research
The endothelium plays a pivotal role in maintaining vascular health. Obesity is a global epidemic that has seen dramatic increases in both adult and pediatric populations. Obesity perturbs the integrity of nor...
Source: Cardiovascular Diabetology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Purpose of review An obesity epidemic has resulted in increasing prevalence of insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, metabolic syndrome (MetS), and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The Diet-Heart Hypothesis posited that dietary fat is the culprit. Yet dietary fat reduction has contributed to the problem, not resolved it. The role of hyperinsulinemia, the genesis of its atherogenic dyslipidemia and systemic inflammation in CVD and its reversal is reviewed. Recent findings Overnutrition leads to weight gain and carbohydrate intolerance creating a vicious cycle of insulin resistance/hyperinsulinemia inhibiting fat utilizati...
Source: Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity - Category: Endocrinology Tags: OBESITY AND NUTRITION: Edited by Eric C. Westman Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Exposure to environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may play an important role in the epidemic of metabolic diseases. Epigenetic alterations may functionally link EDCs with gene expression and metabolic traits. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate metabolic-related effects of the exposure to endocrine disruptors including five parabens, three bisphenols, and 13 metabolites of nine phthalates as measured in 24-hour urine on epigenome-wide DNA methylation. METHODS: A blood-based epigenome-wide association study was performed in 622 participants from the Lifelines DEEP cohort us...
Source: Environment International - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Environ Int Source Type: research
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