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Mobility: Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese

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Photo: Belly and crutch [01/07/2013] Adults with a disability are more likely to be obese or extremely obese than those without a disability according to a study led by researchers at The University of Texas School of Public Health (UTHealth).Mobility: Handicapped More Likely to Be Obese - Read more

Surgery: Robotic Kidney Transplant Safer for Obese

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Photo: Renal transplantation [17/05/2013] Obese patients who received robotic kidney transplants had fewer wound complications than patients who received traditional “open” transplant surgery, according to surgeons at the University of Illinois (UI) Hospital & Health Sciences System.Surgery: Robotic Kidney Transplant Safer for Obese - Read more

Intestines: Bacterium Akkermansia Curbs Obesity

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Photo: Bacteria [16/05/2013] A dominant and useful bacterium called Akkermansia muciniphila is present in the intestinal system of all humans, from babies to the elderly. This bacterium has a favourable effect on the disrupted metabolism associated with obesity. Intestines: Bacterium Akkermansia Curbs Obesity - Read more

Smart Phones: App to Help Weight Loss Developed

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Photo: Smart phone and breakfast [14/05/2013] Researchers at the University of Liverpool have developed a smart phone app that helps users lose weight by carefully recording their food consumption.Smart Phones: App to Help Weight Loss Developed - Read more

Cells: Conversion from Bad Fat to Good Fat

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Photo: Fat cells [29/04/2013] Scientists from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a living organism can be converted from one cell type to the other.Cells: Conversion from Bad Fat to Good Fat - Read more

Losing Weight: Money Talks

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Photo: Money and bread [14/03/2013] Weight loss study participants who received financial incentives were more likely to stick with a weight loss program and lost more weight than study participants who received no incentives, according to Mayo Clinic research.Losing Weight: Money Talks - Read more

Patients: Weight Gain After a Knee Replacement Surgery

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Photo: Knees [16/01/2013] Patients who undergo knee replacement surgery may be at risk of gaining more weight than their peers who have not had the surgery, according to a five-year study led by a Virginia Commonwealth University professor.Patients: Weight Gain After a Knee Replacement Surgery - Read more

Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis

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Photo: Belly [29/11/2012] Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a new study.Obesity: Men With Belly Fat at Risk for Osteoporosis - Read more

Children: Unique Treatment for Neurological Disorder

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Photo: The treatment device and laptop [26/11/2012] An Indiana University study proposes an innovative treatment for developmental coordination disorder (DCD), a potentially debilitating neurological disorder in which the development of a child's fine or gross motor skills is impaired.Children: Unique Treatment for Neurological Disorder - Read more

Children: Daycare Linked with Overweight

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Photo: Children [20/11/2012] Young children who attend daycare on a regular basis are 50 percent more likely to be overweight compared to those who stayed at home with their parents, according to a study by researchers at the University of Montreal. Children: Daycare Linked with Overweight - Read more