Tag: obesity

Babies born smaller-than-average risk developing obesity and other health conditions

November 2, 2022
Babies born smaller-than-average risk developing obesity and other health condition

Most babies seem small when they first come into the world, but for some, they truly are smaller when compared to their fellow babies-in-arms. This condition, known medically as small for gestational age (SGA). Gestational age is the length of […]

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Dual-action drug treats diabetes and obesity

May 17, 2022

A new type of treatment called the Mounjaro (tirzepatide) shot has just been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for type 2 diabetes. The once-weekly injection for adults was found to be effective at controlling blood sugar […]

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Aspirin use linked to increased risk of heart failure

January 21, 2022

Research has found those using aspirin while having at least one predisposing risk for heart failure are at 26% raised risk for the condition. The predisposing risk factors included one or more of the following: smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, […]

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The new immunity toolkit

September 7, 2021

By Susan Bowerman, Senior Director Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training, Herbalife Nutrition The most recent development in world of health and medicine has been the acceptance that we will be living with COVID-19 into the longer term. Masks, social distancing, […]

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Air pollution exposure may elevate Hispanic babies’ obesity risk

June 16, 2021

A study by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU Boulder), US, is the latest to suggest that exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy may cause higher rates of obesity in Hispanic babies. The Hispanic population is […]

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Obesity found to dull the function of mitochondia

April 14, 2021

Scientists at the University of Helsinki, Finland, who analysed metabolic changes that can take place in fat tissue as a result of obesity, have found that obesity can negatively affect the performance of mitochondria in fat cells and drive inflammation […]

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Obesity leads to hospitalisation/death from COVID-19

March 17, 2021

Epidemiologists have noted a distinct correlation between body weight and COVID-19 severity from the early days of the pandemic, and now, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that more than three-quarters of people presenting at […]

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5 tips to prevent obesity in children

June 14, 2018

Recent news that 22% of people worldwide will be obese by 2045 if trends continue put the spotlight on the health of the youngest generations. In the United States, child obesity is on the rise and 18% of kids and […]

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Obesity linked to higher risk of developing 11 types of cancer, review confirms

March 6, 2017

A research review has confirmed that obesity is linked to a greater risk of developing 11 types of cancer including malignancies of the breast, ovary, kidney, pancreas, colon, rectum and bone marrow. Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, […]

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Genetic inheritance partly responsible for child obesity, new study finds

February 22, 2017

A new international study carried out by the University of Sussex in the UK has found that child obesity can be inherited from parents, regardless of the country of residence. The research studied 100,000 children in six different countries worldwide […]

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