Tag: obesity

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, high cholesterol, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Over 30,000 participants enrolled into the Heart ‘Omics’ in […]

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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, vaccine passports and travel restrictions will now bean inseparable part of our daily dealings. While […]

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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 one of the many minority populations who tend to live in places with poor air […]

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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 and a range of other obesity-related conditions. The scientists recruited 49 pairs of identical twins […]

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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 a hospital with COVID-19 were either obese or overweight. It is unsurprising that obesity should […]

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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 teens (age 5-19) are classified as overweight or obese, according to the World Health Organisation. […]

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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, and the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled over the past generation. Even though […]

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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 – the UK, the US, China, Indonesia, Spain and Mexico – and found that the […]

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China researchers link obesity to bacteria

December 20, 2012

SHANGHAI – Chinese researchers have identified a bacteria which may cause obesity, according to a new paper suggesting diets that alter the presence of microbes in humans could combat the condition. Researchers in Shanghai found that mice bred to be resistant to obesity even when fed high-fat foods became excessively overweight when injected with a […]

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Dietitians in high demand

July 13, 2012

MALAYSIA – To help fight the rising non-communicable disease (NCD) among Malaysians, the Health Ministry announced plans of hiring more dietitians in public hospitals. Health minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said most NCD such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure were caused my unhealthy eating habits. “We must tackle the problem from the […]

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