Thigh Muscle Fat Predicts Risk of Developing Heart Failure

Thigh Muscle Fat Predicts Risk of Developing Heart Failure

A higher level of intramuscular fat infiltration in the thighs was associated with a higher risk of developing heart failure, in a new study. The association was independent of other cardiometabolic risk factors and measures of adiposity such as body mass index. The observation raises the possibility of new events of research aimed at modifying … Read more

The great big diet myth: why everything you thought you knew about calories is wrong

The great big diet myth: why everything you thought you knew about calories is wrong

W e’re all used to the concept of calorie counting — in fact it’s been central to our thinking on weight loss for more than a century — and now, in the UK it’s become even more visible. As of April the government made it compulsory for restaurants that employ more than 250 staff to … Read more

Why obesity intervention needs to be a bigger part of chronic disease care

Military joins food police

Obesity has had an overwhelming presence in the US over the past few decades, but the problem has been exacerbated by the pandemic. The latest CDC data shows that 42% of Americans were obese in March 2020. A survey From the American Psychological Association, conducted last year, found that nearly half of Americans said they … Read more

Your Health Checkup: New Information on Obesity, Diet, and Drugs

Your Health Checkup: New Information on Obesity, Diet, and Drugs

Weekly Newsletter The best of The Saturday Evening Post in your inbox! “Your Health Checkup” is our online column by Dr. Douglas Zipes, an internationally acclaimed cardiologist, professor, author, inventor, and authority on pacing and electrophysiology. Dr. Zipes is also a contributor to The Saturday Evening Post print magazine. Subscribe to receive thoughtful articles, new … Read more

Cold temps may help to combat obesity and related metabolic diseases by reducing inflammation, researchers find

Cold temps may help to combat obesity and related metabolic diseases by reducing inflammation, researchers find

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain More than 40 percent of American adults have obesity, a complex condition that can increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. One mechanism by which obesity can lead to other health problems is by causing low-grade chronic inflammation, the accumulation of immune cells in insulin-sensitive tissues. Scientists hypothesize … Read more

Cold temps may help to combat obesity and rel

BOSTON – More than 40 percent of American adults have obesity, a complex condition that can increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. One mechanism by which obesity can lead to other health problems is by causing low-grade chronic inflammation, the accumulation of immune cells in insulin-sensitive tissues. Scientists hypothesize that reversing … Read more

Obesity Epidemic Fuels Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnoses

Obesity Epidemic Fuels Obstructive Sleep Apnea Diagnoses

ORLANDO — Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) that puts patients and those around them at risk can be minimized by early recognition and treatment or referral to a specialist, according to a primary care pulmonary medicine practitioner. As many as 10% of adults in the US have OSA, which goes unrecognized or undiagnosed in 75-80% of … Read more

Diabetes Drugs Could Soon Transform the Treatment of Obesity

Diabetes Drugs Could Soon Transform the Treatment of Obesity

Kunal Shah, an assistant professor of endocrinology at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School specializing in the treatment of obesity for more than a decade, sees hope in newly approved diabetes medications on the market. Obesity rates have climbed steadily over the years: The Centers for Disease Control estimate about 42 percent of American … Read more

Dr Christopher Thompson Discusses GI Innovation Presented at DDW

Dr Christopher Thompson Discusses GI Innovation Presented at DDW

Christopher Thompson, MD, MSc, FASGE, FACG, AGAF, FJGES, director of endoscopy and codirector of the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, discusses a session on gastrointestinal [GI] invention at the recent conference, Digestive Disease Week, held May 21-24 in San Diego, California. AJMC®: … Read more

Epidemiological characteristics of different patterns of obesity among adults in rural communities of south-east Nigeria: a population-based cross-sectional study | BMC Nutrition

Epidemiological characteristics of different patterns of obesity among adults in rural communities of south-east Nigeria: a population-based cross-sectional study |  BMC Nutrition

Area of ​​study The study was conducted in three rural communities (Obollo-afor, Ezimo-Ulo and Orba) in Udenu LGA, Enugu North senatorial zone of Enugu state, South-east Nigeria. The LGA is subdivided into three development centers with a population of about 255,889 as at 2018 based on an annual projected increase of 3.0%. The inhabitants are … Read more