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Short Legs Early Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Friday, July 21, 2006
Being short and especially having short legs appear to increase the risk being overweight and developing type 2 diabetes in middle age, new research shows.

Degree of Obesity Correlates With Mortality Risk
Posted: Friday, July 14, 2006
In women, the risk of all-cause and coronary heart disease mortality continues to increase as body mass index (BMI) rises above 30, according to the latest findings from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study.

Low-Carb Diet Has Lasting Benefits in Obese Type 2 Diabetics
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
In motivated, obese type 2 diabetic patients, a low-carbohydrate diet with some caloric restriction has lasting benefits on body weight and glycemic control, often reducing the need for medication.

Investigational Drug Produces Significant Weight Loss for Obese
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Investigators reported that — Lorcaserin, an investigational drug for the treatment of obesity, produced weight losses between four and 7.9 pounds (1.8 to 3.6 kg) in a 12-week phase IIb dose-ranging study.

Metformin Induces Long-Term Weight Loss in Teens
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
Metformin can induce long-term weight loss in obese, non-diabetic adolescents, and could possibly be useful in a regimen to help achieve weight loss in adolescents, who may have developed type 2 diabetes type due to overweight.

Sanofi's Acomplia (rimonabant) Weight Loss Drug Gets EU Approval
Posted: Friday, July 07, 2006
The European Commission has approved 20-mg tablets of rimonabant for use as an adjunct to diet and exercise in the treatment of obese or overweight patients with associated cardiometabolic risk factors such as type 2 diabetes or dyslipidemia.

Mindset, Weight Tied to Willingness to Exercise
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
A range of factors, from self-confidence to stress to body weight, can make the difference between taking up exercise or staying on the couch, according to a new study.

AHA Dietary and Lifestyle Recommendations Revised June, 2006
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
The 2006 AHA diet and lifestyle recommendations include guidelines for a healthy diet; healthy weight; cholesterol, BP, and fasting blood sugar control; use of supplements; physical activity; and avoidance of tobacco.

Large, Prospective Analysis Links Lack of Sleep to Weight Gain
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
Physicians should ask about their patients' sleep and help their patients improve their sleep habits.

Diabetes Incidence in US Doubled in Last 30 Years
Posted: Friday, June 30, 2006
A new report from the journal of Circulation says that obesity is to blame and consequences will overwhelm U.S. health-care system, experts say.

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