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Do Obese People Aggravate Global Warming?
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Researchers say obesity epidemic threatens environment, and an additional 250 million tons of greenhouse gases may be released every year to sustain an ever more obese population. The obesity experts condemned this letter in Lancet.

Hyperglycemia Without Diabetes Linked to High Birth Weight
Posted: Thursday, May 22, 2008
The presence of hyperglycemia in pregnancy below levels diagnostic for diabetes is associated with an increased risk for several negative pregnancy outcomes, according to new research.

Early Life Sleep Apnea Could Lead To Cardiovascular Disease
Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Sleep apnea during early childhood might greatly increase the risk of later life cardiovascular disease, according to a recent Israeli study. The study found that the condition often starts early in life, enhancing the importance of the findings.

Erectile Dysfunction Warns of Worse Problems
Posted: Monday, May 19, 2008
In diabetics, impotence may double cardiac risks, new studies say.

Low Salt Diets May Lead To Cardiovascular Deaths
Posted: Sunday, May 18, 2008
It's been long believed that a diet high in salts increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine have startlingly found just the opposite: that low salt (sodium) diets increase the incidence of CVD deaths.

Obesity, Diabetes and Economic Status Increase Risk of Urinary Problems
Posted: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Obesity and unhealthy lifestyle choices greatly increase the risk of urinary problems. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, are also shown to increase risk, and individuals of lower economic standing suffer from urinary problems more often as well.

Blocked Brain Enzyme Decreases Appetite and Promotes Weight Loss
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
A team at DukeUniversityMedicalCenter was able to tone down appetite and promote weight loss, while improving the body's ability to handle blood sugar levels by blocking a brain enzyme, CaMKK2.

Inflammatory Markers Predict Congestive Heart Failure
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Inflammatory markers are independent predictors of congestive heart failure (CHF) and likely reflect the link between obesity and CHF, a new study suggests. "The implication may be that greater control of obesity may reduce the risk of heart failure and down the road, maybe targeting inflammatory markers may reduce the risk of heart failure related to obesity.

Common Gene Variants Linked to Obesity
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Researchers have identified new genetic variants that influence the risk of obesity, and insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, according to findings from two studies published online this week.

Global Warming To Cause More Kidney Stones
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Dehydration is a major cause of kidney stones, and rising global temperatures will likely increase dehydration and the number of kidney stone cases.

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