News tagged with body weight
Scientists have discovered a genetic cause of extreme thinness for the first time, in a study published today in the journal Nature.
Genetics Aug 31, 2011 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
People who gain weight are more likely to give in to temptations but also are more thoughtful about their actions, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Scienc ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
As parents, physicians and policymakers look for ways to curb childhood obesity, they may need to look no further than a child's own backyard.
Overweight and Obesity May 04, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
In a new study from Brigham and Women's Hospital, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, researchers have quantified how many years of life are gained by being physically active at different ...
Health Nov 06, 2012 | 4.4 / 5 (12) | 0 |
A regular exercise routine can make you fitter than ever – mentally fit.
Health Oct 29, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (12) | 6 |
People who are of normal weight but have fat concentrated in their bellies have a higher death risk than those who are obese, according to Mayo Clinic research presented today at the European Society of Cardiology Congress ...
Cardiology Aug 27, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows that a carefully scheduled high-fat diet can lead to a reduction in body weight and a unique metabolism in which ingested fats ...
Overweight and Obesity Sep 12, 2012 | 3.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Researchers at NYU School of Medicine have made a novel discovery that could have widespread clinical implications, potentially affecting everything from nutrient metabolism to obesity in children.
Medications Aug 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists used the ACE inhibitor captopril (CAP)commonly used for the treatment of hypertension and cardiac conditionsand found that it can reduce the body weight of mice maintained ...
Medical research Apr 13, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Evidence has shown that green tea extract may be an effective herbal remedy useful for weight control and helping to regulate glucose in type 2 diabetes. In order to ascertain whether green tea truly has this potential, Jae-Hyung ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 29, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
For the first time, researchers have analyzed the multitude of microorganisms residing in the human gut as a complex, integrated biological system, rather than a set of separate species. Their approach has ...
Medical research Jan 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (10) | 0 |
Young men who are obese in their early 20s are significantly more likely to develop serious ill health by the time they reach middle age, or not even make it that far, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Op ...
Overweight and Obesity Apr 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The first evidence, reported today, of structural changes in the brains of rodents and humans with diet-induced obesity may help explain one of the most vexing problems of body weight control.
Medical research Dec 29, 2011 | 5 / 5 (3) | 3 |
Abraham Kovoor was studying a brain protein, called RGS9 2, that he had previously related to the involuntary, random and repetitive body movements that are side effects of drugs used to treat Parkinson's disease and schizophrenia.
Genetics Jan 04, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 1 |
In the complex chain of molecular events that underlie eating behaviors and body weight, the AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) enzyme has proven to be a critical link.
Medical research Jul 03, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Although many people prefer the less-ambiguous term body mass, the term body weight is overwhelmingly used in daily English speech and in biological and medical science contexts to describe the mass of an organism's body. Body weight is measured in kilograms throughout the world, although in some countries people more often measure and describe body weight in pounds (e.g. United States and sometimes Canada) or stones and pounds (e.g. United Kingdom) and thus may not be well acquainted with measurement in kilograms. Most hospitals in the United States now use kilograms for calculations, but use kilograms and pounds together for other purposes. (1 kg is approximately 2.2 lb; 1 stone (14 lb) is approximately 6.4 kg.)
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