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Cardiology

Using cardiac-specific biomarkers to predict cardiovascular disease risk early

A new review article provides valuable insights into how traditional and emerging cardiac-specific biomarkers and their associated cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors may help point to effective preventive interventions ...

Health

Why exercise is less helpful in losing weight than simply eating less

I tend to be overweight, and for the last few years my blood glucose levels have been putting me on the brink of Type 2 diabetes. I love my food, and it is often part of my social commitments. I'm a Spaniard, so there's also ...

Overweight & Obesity

The on-again, off-again weight-loss diet

(HealthDay)—Being on a weight-loss diet day in and day out for months on end can be challenging and even discouraging.

Cardiology

Weight-reduction surgery may prevent strokes, lengthen lives

Obese patients who undergo weight-reduction surgery live longer and are less likely to experience a clot-caused stroke than those who do not, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's ...

Overweight & Obesity

Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery

While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented ...

Immunology

Research maps link between air pollution and obesity

Amie Lund, a cardiovascular toxicology researcher with the University of North Texas, has found that exposure to certain air pollutants may cause weight gain, especially when coupled with a high-fat diet.

Overweight & Obesity

Quality of life changes after weight loss

Obesity increases a number of adverse health consequences including reduced health-related quality of life. But little is known about the relationship between weight loss and changes in quality of life.

Overweight & Obesity

Factors during pregnancy may affect early childhood weight

In a study published in Pediatric Obesity, a child's high and increasing body mass index between ages two and six years was strongly associated with pre-pregnancy obesity and overweight in the child's mother; modestly associated ...

Genetics

Bariatric surgery in obese patients may lower cancer risk

(HealthDay)—For patients with obesity, undergoing bariatric surgery is associated with a significantly reduced risk for cancer overall and a lower rate of breast malignancy among those with a genetic predisposition to breast ...

Overweight & Obesity

Wealth matters when it comes to obesity

In a recently published study in the Obesity Society's peer-reviewed journal, Obesity, University of Alabama at Birmingham health disparities researchers have explored how understanding inequalities in wealth is important ...