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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

Regardless of Diet: Drink Milk And Lose Weight

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[21/09/2010] A new weight loss study conducted by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers reveals that dieters who consumed milk or milk products lost more weight on average than those who consumed little to no milk products. Regardless of Diet: Drink Milk And Lose Weight - Read more

AD36: Childhood Viral Infection May Be a Cause of Obesity

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[20/09/2010] The emerging idea that obesity may have an infectious origin gets new support in a cross-sectional study by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine researchers who found that children exposed to a particular strain of adenovirus were significantly more likely to be obese. AD36: Childhood Viral Infection May Be a Cause of Obesity - Read more

National Study: Weight-Loss Surgery Frees Most Obese Diabetics of Insulin

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[23/08/2010] Results of a large national study show that nearly three-quarters of obese patients with type 2 diabetes who undergo weight-loss surgery are able to stop insulin and other antidiabetes drugs within six months. National Study: Weight-Loss Surgery Frees Most Obese Diabetics of Insulin - Read more

Obesity: Rates Decline for Many Adolescents But Disparities Worsen

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[18/08/2010] Obesity rates have started to decline and level off for many adolescents, but continue to increase for certain racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new study led by University of California – San Francisco. Obesity: Rates Decline for Many Adolescents But Disparities Worsen - Read more

Knee and Hip Replacement: Weight Decrease after Surgery

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[27/07/2010] A study has found that patients often exhibit a significant decrease in weight and body mass index (BMI) after undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery (arthroplasty). Knee and Hip Replacement: Weight Decrease after Surgery - Read more

Personalised Medicine: “The Body of Experts Needs to Close Ranks“

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[22/07/2010] It’s the “I” rather than the “we” that’s most important in personalised medicine. After all, new methods should offer an individually targeted treatment for patients. Many developments however are still in their infancy. Several players are cavorting in the subject, but what is the central theme here and where are knowledge and new research results being exchanged?Personalised Medicine: “The Body of Experts Needs to Close Ranks“ - Read more

Lifelong Doubling: Risk for Obese Men

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[13/07/2010] Men who enter adult life obese face a life-long doubling of the risk of dying prematurely, new research has found. Lifelong Doubling: Risk for Obese Men - Read more

Obese Children: Higher Risk of Reflux Disease

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[09/07/2010] Extremely obese children have a 40 percent higher risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and children who are moderately obese have a 30 percent higher risk of GERD compared to normal weight children, according to a Kaiser Permanente.Obese Children: Higher Risk of Reflux Disease - Read more

Study: High BMI Linked to Proximity to Convenience Stores

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[05/07/2010] Researchers conducting a neighbourhood-scaled study that tested the association between the food environment, the built environment and women's body mass index (BMI) have found that women with homes closer to a supermarket had lower BMIs, and that the greater the number of restaurants within a five minute walk of a woman's home, the higher her BMI. Study: High BMI Linked to Proximity to Convenience Stores - Read more

Profit: Health Insurers Invest in Fast-Food

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[20/04/2010] Harvard researchers have detailed the extent to which life and health insurance companies are major investors in the fast-food industry – to the tune of nearly two billion U.S. dollars.Profit: Health Insurers Invest in Fast-Food - Read more