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Are Common Chemicals Feeding Obesity Epidemic? [March 15, 2007]
THURSDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to a class of chemicals commonly found in soap and plastics could be fueling the obesity epidemic by contributing to abdominal obesity and insulin resistance in men, a new study suggests.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Obesity, illness speed testosterone decline [March 14, 2007]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Gaining too much weight can accelerate the decline in testosterone levels that accompanies aging, a new study shows.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Obesity surgery complication studied  [March 14, 2007]
RALEIGH, N.C. - Doctors warn that a few obesity surgery patients have developed a serious neurological condition, with symptoms of confusion and poor coordination, linked to a lack of vitamin B1.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Obese More Likely to Be Kept in the Hospital After Stroke  [March 13, 2007]
TUESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Obese people are much less likely than lean patients to be discharged directly home from a hospital after being treated for ischemic stroke (reduced or blocked blood flow to the brain), a U.S. study finds.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Obesity doubles in Sweden in 25 years  [March 7, 2007]
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The number of obese people in Sweden has doubled in the past 25 years, with one in 10 Swedes now considered largely overweight, a Statistics Sweden study showed.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Congress steers spending to aliens, obese GIs  [March 7, 2007]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Taxpayers are funding a telescope to search for space aliens and research devoted to improving the shelf-life of vegetables, part of $13.2 billion in special-interest projects the U.S. Congress approved last year, a private watchdog group said on Wednesday.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Obese couples have tougher time having babies  [March 6, 2007]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obese couples have a more difficult time conceiving a baby than couples of normal weight, according to a study published on Tuesday identifying another consequence of putting on too much weight.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Researchers Investigate Weight-Puberty Link [March 5, 2007]
Girls who were overweight as children might be reaching puberty earlier. But which comes first? Researchers are trying to figure out whether increased body fat causes early puberty, or puberty causes weight gain.
Source: NPR.org
Impaired breathing in obese tied to big waist  [February 16, 2007]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Morbidly obese men tend to have more breathing difficulties than morbidly obese women, partly because they have much larger waistlines, a new study suggests.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
"Normal-weight obese" syndrome may up heart risks  [January 26, 2007]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who are normal-weight but carry a good deal of body fat may be at increased risk of heart disease and stroke, a small study suggests.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Weight loss improves heart function in obese [January 25, 2007]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study shows that people who are obese can reverse some early heart and blood vessel dysfunction by adopting a healthy lifestyle and losing weight. But exercise alone, without weight loss, does not appear to be enough to improve cardiovascular function.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
UK schools "must tell parents" if children are obes [January 24, 2007]
LONDON (Reuters) - Primary schools should inform parents if their children are overweight or obese, an influential group of MPs said on Thursday.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
UK college wins cash for obesity gum  [January 14, 2007]
LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental anti-obesity drug which could one day be given as a chewing gum is among three projects to win funding under a new scheme from the Wellcome Trust.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
Researchers Find Bias in Nutrition Studies [January 9, 2007]
A new study, co-authored by Harvard researchers and analysts from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, suggests there's a systematic bias in nutrition studies funded by food companies.
Source: NPR.org
Long-term data needed on anti-obesity drugs  [January 5, 2007]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The long-term safety and efficacy need to be documented for Xenical, Meridia and Acomplia before doctors can be certain that the benefits of these anti-obesity drugs outweigh the risks, according to a commentary appearing in The Lancet medical journal.
Source: Analysis and discussion on alternative health and medical news.
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