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

( Source: MEDICA.de )

[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

Bariatric Surgery: Breathing Easier and Half of Prescriptions

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[16/04/2010] Benefits of rapid weight loss after bariatric surgery include a 50 percent reduction in use of prescription breathing medications, according to a new study. Now the researchers wonder: Can bariatric surgery improve Asthma? Bariatric Surgery: Breathing Easier and Half of Prescriptions - Read more

Heart: Obese Toddlers Show Warning Signs

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[12/03/2010] A new study found that obese children as young as three years old have elevated levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a marker of inflammation that in adults is considered an early warning sign for possible future heart disease.Heart: Obese Toddlers Show Warning Signs - Read more

New Human Vaspin ELISA

( Exhibitor name: BioVendor - Laboratorni medicina a.s. )

[09/11/2009] Vaspin is a member of the serine protease inhibitor family. Vaspin was found to be expressed in the visceral adipose tissues of OLETF rats, an animal model of metabolic syndrome. Vaspin is also found...New Human Vaspin ELISA - Read more

New Human Omentin-1 ELISA

( Exhibitor name: BioVendor - Laboratorni medicina a.s. )

[09/11/2009] Omentin-1 is a newly identified secretory protein, highly and selectively expressed in visceral adipose tissue.Omentin-1 was shown to be the major circulating isoform in human plasma. Lean subjects...New Human Omentin-1 ELISA - Read more

Physicians: Less Respect for Obese Patients?

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[27/10/2009] Doctors have less respect for their obese patients than they do for patients of normal weight, a new study suggests. Physicians: Less Respect for Obese Patients? - Read more