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Don't Depend on Restaurant 'Diet' Menus
Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Independent Testing Showed Far More Calories and Fat Than Advertised in Many Meals

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.

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.

Lilly Discovers Breakthrough To Control The Hunger Hormone
Posted: Thursday, May 15, 2008
Research points to a possible way to battle obesity. Lilly has discovered a hormone, made in the stomach, which tells the brain it's time to eat.

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.

Study Ties Obesity, Inflammatory Proteins to Heart Failure Risk
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Heart specialists at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere report what is believed to be the first wide-scale evidence linking severe overweight to prolonged inflammation of heart tissue and the subsequent damage leading to failure of the body's blood-pumping organ.

Some Fats Reduce Diabetes Risk
Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008
The link between obesity and diabetes has been significantly documented, but a recent study has revealed that certain types of fats might actually reduce the risk of insulin resistance and diabetes.

Deaths On The Rise In Younger Women
Posted: Sunday, May 04, 2008
Deaths resulting from coronary heart disease (CHD) are on the rise in younger women, a new study suggests. Rising levels of obesity, smoking and lack of exercise are the likely causes of this troubling trend.

Life Expectancies Declining for Poor, Rising for Rich
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008
Between 1961 and 1999 life expectancies in the United States increased by between six and seven years for both men and women. A recent Harvard Medical study has found that these are unfortunately just general trends, and in certain parts of the country, most notably poorer areas, life expectancies actually declined or remained constant in these "counties".

How and Where Fat Is Stored Predicts Disease Risk Better than Weight
Posted: Wednesday, April 23, 2008
A new study indicates that overeating, rather than the obesity it causes, is the trigger for developing metabolic syndrome, a collection of heath risk factors that increases an individual's chances of developing insulin resistance, fatty liver, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. The study is among the first to suggest that weight gain is an early symptom of pre-metabolic syndrome, rather than a direct cause.

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