Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of three or more risk factors that increase your chances of developing heart disease, stroke and diabetes. These include, but are not limited to – increased blood pressure, abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance. Now, researchers from Florida Atlantic University, are claiming that metabolic syndrome has become a...Read More
A study from Leeds Beckett University has suggested that weight loss programmes should become part of pain management for obese patients. The team investigated 74 patients who were divided into groups according to their weight. They then applied pressure, cold and heat to different areas of their bodies. According to the researchers, obese patients are more susceptible to pressure pain than...Read More
A study from the University of California has found that children with a high birth weight are more likely to develop hepatitis from fatty liver disease. This is after researchers conducted a study in 530 individuals under the age of 21 who had a confirmed diagnosis of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). They collected the birth weights of the individuals and found the link....Read More
The Maine state senator, Nate Libby, has recently presented a bill committed to reducing the obesity and chronic disease rate in Maine by providing better obesity care. By making nutritional therapies and obesity medications more affordable, Senator Libby is hoping to make the people of Maine healthier, whilst also saving money on treatments that they might have needed in the future.
The aim...Read More
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Studying at master's level does require a higher level of commitment. To get the most out of your studies, it is important that you set time aside to read and study the materials. CCH's MSc in Obesity Care and Management is made up of presentations, videos, podcasts and reading materials to complement, and suit, all learning...Read More
A new meta-analysis has been published in JAMA Pediatrics that assesses the use of mobile-phone apps, and improved health outcomes, in children. Up until now, the only systematic review of mHealth intervention effectiveness focused exclusively on childhood obesity. The authors found that overall, smartphones can be extremely useful in not only promoting healthy behaviours such as diet and...Read More
A research team from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, have recently received funding to determine if childhood obesity can be prevented even before a woman falls pregnant. They will specifically be analysing whether an exercise and nutrition program designed for mothers will have any effect on their future children’s health. Most studies up to this point have focused on programs...Read More