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Obesity Boosts Risk of Developing Various Types of Cancers
Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2008
Being obese or even overweight may boosts a person's risk of developing up to a dozen different types of cancers, a European research analysis shows.

Obesity a Genetic Trait?
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008
A distinctive neural circuitry that controls appetite in some obese individuals may be an innate genetic trait, and may be at least partially responsible for their obesity. A recent study at the University of Southern California, conducted on mice, has shown that the brains of DIO (diet induced obesity) mice often are wired differently than those of normal-weight mice.

Artificial Sweeteners May Have Opposite Effects
Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Saccharin, a widely used sugar substitute intended to decrease caloric intake, may indirectly produce the opposite results. Recent research has found that the consumption of saccharin (perhaps best recognized by the popular consumer label "Sweet'N Low") may lead to decreased appetite control, resulting in a higher caloric intake and weight gain.

Studies Identify Modifiable Factors Associated With Exceptionally Long Life
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008
A healthy lifestyle during the early elderly years, including weight management, exercising regularly and not smoking, may be associated with a greater probability of living to age 90 in men, as well as good quality of life.

Reduced Exercise Capacity Associated with Future Cardiac Events
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008
People who have trouble exercising on a treadmill are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or other heart-related event and of dying, according to results of a study.

Low-Carb Diets Better Than Low-Fat Diets at Preventing Diabetes
Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2008
Even if coupled with high animal fat and protein, diabetes risk did not increase, study claims. A diet low in carbohydrates but high in animal fat and protein doesn't seem to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes in women.

Once You Start To Exercise, You Cannot Stop!
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
According to a new study, the consequences of quitting exercise may be greater than previously thought. Results showed that the weight gained during an exercise hiatus can be tough to shed when exercise is resumed at a later date.

Endocrinologist Shortage Represents Significant Threat to Public Health
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
A new analysis supports what many in the healthcare field already suspect, that demand for endocrinologists in the United States far exceeds supply, and this shortfall in medical care will only get worse in the coming years.

Consequences of a Burger, Fries, and A Diet Soda
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Middle-age adults who regularly eat a double burger, fries, and a diet soda for lunch or dinner increase their risk of incident metabolic syndrome by 25% compared with those who limit red meat to two servings a week.

Testosterone Reduces Visceral Fat Gain in Nonobese Older Men
Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2008
Researchers report, that testosterone therapy lessens the gain in visceral adipose tissue and the loss of skeletal muscle in aging men who are not obese.

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