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Onions, Green Tea and Olive Leaf Helps Tackle Obesity
Posted: Monday, May 30, 2011
A biomedical professor has found that onions, green tea and olive leaf extract can fight obesity and its related diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and fatty liver, even when a high-fat and high-carbohydrate diet is indulged in.

'Master Regulator' Gene Behind Obesity, Diabetes Identified
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Researchers have found that a gene linked to type 2 diabetes and cholesterol levels is in fact a 'master regulator' gene, which controls the behavior of other genes found within fat in the body.

Gastric Bypass Increases Risk for Alcohol Abuse
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Patients who undergo gastric bypass surgery are at greater risk for alcohol abuse than similar obese patients undergoing restrictive procedures.

Naltrexone/Bupropion Combo Increases Women's Weight Loss
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Two phase 3 studies have found that a combination of naltrexone SR/bupropion SR can produce significant weight loss in overweight and obese women, regardless of menopausal status.

Weight Loss Surgery May Benefit Older Adults
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Age does not appear to significantly increase the risks associated with having weight loss surgery.

Americans Not Working Hard Enough
Posted: Monday, May 23, 2011
Despite repeated calls over the years by public health officials for people to increase exercise and physical activity, Americans are walking and cycling only a little more now than they were a decade ago.

Why Gastric Bypass Surgery Cures Type 2 Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, May 08, 2011
Gastric bypass surgery is great for curing Type 2 diabetes. It works for almost 80% of patients. Now scientists are beginning to figure out why and weight loss may be the least of it.

A1c of 5.8 Percent in Children a Better Diagnostic Target to Diagnose Diabetes
Posted: Sunday, May 01, 2011
Utility of A1c of 6.5% for diagnosing pre-diabetes and diabetes in obese, questioned.

Limiting Carbs, Not Calories, Reduces Liver Fat Faster
Posted: Saturday, April 23, 2011
Curbing carbohydrates is more effective than cutting calories for individuals who want to quickly reduce the amount of fat in their liver.

Half of U.S. Adults Could Have Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease by 2030
Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011
Individuals who have diabetes or are overweight may benefit from seeking liver testing. A new study presented at the International Liver Conference has shown that these conditions are behind a major increase in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD.

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