About obesity

In America, obesity is becoming a problem. Obesity puts you at higher risk for diabetes, heart problems, and Pancreatic Cancer. Other related problems like Insulin Resistance and hypertension are linked to NASH in severely obese people. There are are a list of options to treat obesity, the one with the best results was diet and exercise. Diet and exercise beat Metformin as a preventative by almost 2 times the amount (58% to 31%).

Weight related URL's: 'positive'

How to Jump Off the Fast Food Track
The Weight Myth Fact vs. Fiction
Central Leptin Gene Therapy Blocks High-Fat Diet-Induced Weight Gain, Hyperleptinemia, and Hyperinsulinemia
New Hope For Morbid Obesity
Legislation To Fight Obesity May Hit Congress Soon
Ghrelin Levels Linked To Regulation Of Body Weight
New Oral Contraceptive Effective, Offers Fewer Menstrual Periods

Weight related URL's: 'negative'

Beating the Dark Side of Diet Pills
Supersize Food Means Supersize Waistlines
Intensive Lifestyle Changes
Study Most Americans don't exercise regularly
Relationship of upper body obesity to menstrual disorders You're Fat, Who Can You Sue
Desk Potatoes Work Making You Fat
Maternal Obesity Raises Pregnancy Risks
Fat Chance - Bodybuilding
The Role Of Weight Loss In Improving Metabolic Outcomes
Role Of Exercise For Type 2 Diabetic Patient Management
Increased Resistin Gene and Protein Expression in Human Abdominal Adipose Tissue
Overweight Status and Eating Patterns Among Adolescents: Where Do Youths Stand in Comparison With the Healthy People 2010 Objectives?
Obesity a risk factor for stillbirth
Adolescent Obesity, Overt and Relational Peer Victimization, and Romantic Relationships
Diabetes Care 2001;24:619-24 Many of the benefits of low fat diet in adults with metabolic syndrome diminish over time, except in the most compliant patients, according to recent research from New Zealand. New England Journal of Medicine, 2002; 346:393-403. Diet and exercise modification can significantly reduce the likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes in those at high risk, and is more effective in doing so than the drug metformin. These results from the US-based Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group were published in last month's New England Journal of Medicine. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002;75:11-20. #11756055. Replacing fat intake with complex carbohydrate for 6 months in adults with metabolic syndrome results in modest improvements in weight, according to results from a new English study. J Nutr 2002;132:329-32 Prev Cardiol 2001;4:116-121 J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2002;87:71-6 Uk Reports First Cases Of Type 2 Diabetes In Obese White Children
The Role Of Weight Loss In Improving Metabolic Outcomes
Intensive Lifestyle Changes Are Necessary to Improve Insulin Sensitivity: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Intensive Lifestyle Changes Are Necessary to Improve Insulin Sensitivity: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Deep Brain Stimulation Linked To Obesity
Aerobic Exercise Has Beneficial Effect On Blood Pressure In All Groups
Relationship of upper body obesity to menstrual disorders
Congenital anomalies in the offspring of women with Type 1, Type 2 and gestational diabetes
Diabetic family history is an isolated risk factor for gestational diabetes after 30 years of age
Genetics of obesity and obesity-related hypertension
Omega-3 Fatty Acid May Delay Diabetes
Dairy Products May Help Prevent Insulin Resistance Syndrome
High Adiponectin Levels Linked To Insulin Resistance And BMI In Teens
Effects of Acute and Chronic Administration of the Melanocortin Agonist MTII in Mice With Diet-Induced Obesity
Five-Week, Low-Glycemic Index Diet Decreases Total Fat Mass and Improves Plasma Lipid Profile in Moderately Overweight Nondiabetic Men
Effect of whole grains on insulin sensitivity in overweight hyperinsulinemic adults

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