• Gut Microbe Levels Linked to Diabetes and Obesity
    People with Type 2 diabetes or obesity have changes in the composition of their intestinal micro-organisms—called the gut microbiota—that healthy people do not have, researchers from Turkey have found. They presented the results Sunday at the joint meeting of ...More
    June 24, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders
  • NIH Study: Obesity Primes the Colon for Cancer
    BETHESDA, Md.—Obesity, rather than diet, causes changes in the colon that may lead to colorectal cancer, according to a study in mice by the National Institutes of Health. The finding bolsters the recommendation that calorie control and frequent exercise are not only ...More
    April 2, 2014 Posted in News
  • Study: Healthcare Costs Grow with Body Mass
    Researchers at Duke Medicine recently reported that healthcare costs increase in parallel with body mass measurements, even beginning at a recommended healthy weight. ...More
    January 28, 2014 Posted in News, Disorders, Industry Issues
  • Esophageal Cancer a Serious Threat to Black Men
    ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The nation’s attention and research money has been focused on esophageal adenocarcinoma—the type of esophageal cancer that has become more common over the last few decades and is associated with obesity and acid reflux. ...More
    June 12, 2013 Posted in News
  • Is Obesity Linked to Microorganisms in the Gut?
    LOS ANGELES—How much a person eats may be only one of many factors that determines weight gain. A recent Cedars-Sinai study suggests that a breath test profile of microorganisms inhabiting the gut may be able to tell doctors how susceptible a person is to developing ...More
    March 28, 2013 Posted in News
  • Obesity Makes Fat Cells Act Like They're Infected
    HOUSTON―The inflammation of fat tissue is part of a spiraling series of events that leads to the development of type 2 diabetes in some obese people. But researchers have not understood what triggers the inflammation, or why. ...More
    March 5, 2013 Posted in News
  • Obesity, Inactivity Linked with Colorectal Cancer
    PHILADELPHIA—An increasing body mass index was associated with a higher risk for colorectal cancer with a specific molecular characteristic, and inversely, physical activity was linked to a decreased risk for that same cancer, according to data published in Cancer Research, ...More
    February 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Study: Doctors Feel Unqualified to Treat Obesity
    BALTIMORE—Your primary care physician may be your first choice for assistance with most health-related issues, but according a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, primary care physicians agree they may not be the best ...More
    December 21, 2012 Posted in News
  • Nurse Obesity Linked to 'Adverse Work Schedules'
    PHILADELPHIA—For nurses who work long hours or other "adverse work schedules," the risk of obesity is related to lack of opportunity for exercise and sleep, suggests a study in the August issue of Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the official ...More
    August 14, 2012 Posted in News, Industry Issues
  • Digestion Question: Can The World Balance Obesity and Hunger?
    MONTREAL—With widespread hunger continuing to haunt developing nations, and obesity fast becoming a global epidemic, any number of efforts on the parts of governments, scientists, non-profit organizations and the business world have taken aim at these twin nutrition-related ...More
    July 24, 2012 Posted in News
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