Archive for the 'Obesity' Category

Kudzu extract shows promise as dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Kudzu, the nuisance vine that has overgrown almost 10 million acres in the southeastern United States, can be used as a dietary supplement for metabolic syndrome.

Obese people ‘at greater Alzheimer’s risk’

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Here’s some discouraging news for obese people: a new report has found that fat people are at greater risk for developing Alzheimer’s.

Taking sugar substitutes helps in long-term weight control

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - A new study has shown that consuming sugar-free beverages sweetened with low-calorie sweeteners increases dietary restraint, a key aspect of successful weight maintenance.

Obese men at increased risk for erectile dysfunction

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Obesity may increase men’s proneness to erectile dysfunction (ED), likely caused by atherosclerosis-related hypertension and cardiovascular disease, according to a research article.

Brits are blind to risks of having bigger waistline, says report

Monday, August 24th, 2009

LONDON - A new survey has revealed that most Brits are blind to the fact that the pounds they are piling on are putting them at risk of having health problems.

Young women exercise less than male counterparts: Study

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON - A new study by University of Michigan researchers has shown that young women in their ’20s consistently exercise less than young men, despite mounting public health concerns about obesity.

Daylight could help fight obesity

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

WASHINGTON - A new study, conducted by researchers at The University of Nottingham, has suggested that daylight could help control weight.

Oz Federal Govt. cracks downs on weight-loss industry as obesity rate rises

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

MELBOURNE - The Federal Government in Australia has decided to take a look into the massive diet and weight-loss industry, following reports that the obesity rate in the country is still climbing.

Neurons that control obesity identified in fruit flies

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

WASHINGTON - In a novel study conducted in fruit flies, researchers have identified two groups of neurons that control obesity.

Ban ham to cut kids’ cancer risk: Experts

Monday, August 17th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Parents should not to put ham and other processed meat into their children’s lunchboxes to help them avoid developing a cancer risk later in life, experts have warned.


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