Extraordinary Scans Reveal What Being Fat Does to Your Body

 

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The obese woman on the left has fat around her organs (shown by the yellow areas) and an enlarged heart which can have dire consequences on her health

Carrying extra pounds may not look attractive from the outside, but it’s been difficult to understand precisely the havoc it wreaks on your insides – until now.  Here, in a pair of astonishing pictures, we can see exactly what being overweight does to the organs, bones and muscles. These images of two women were taken by a magnetic resonance imaging (MRIRI) scanner and reveal in horrifying detail the obesity effect.

 

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Too Much Physical Activity May Lead to Arthritis, Study Suggests

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Runners.

Middle-aged men and women who engage in high levels of physical activity may be unknowingly causing damage to their knees and increasing their risk for osteoarthritis, according to a new study presented  at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

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Experimental Approach May Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis And Osteoporosis

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A newly identified mechanism may keep a well known signaling molecule from eroding bone and inflaming joints — a finding that may yield new treatments for osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Researchers have identified a mechanism that may keep a well known signaling molecule from eroding bone and inflaming joints, according to an early study published online today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Continue reading… “Experimental Approach May Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis And Osteoporosis”

“Groundbreaking” Portable Therapeutic Ultrasound System

“Groundbreaking” Portable Therapeutic Ultrasound System 

 Cornell University 3rd year PhD National Science fellow, George K. Lewis

Ultrasound machines can cost $20,000 or more and weigh 30 pounds, but not George K. Lewis’s ultrasound device. Lewis’s portable therapeutic ultrasound machine cost him about $150 to make — 80 percent of which was spent on the battery — it fits in the palm of his hand, and it can help treat cancer and relieve arthritis… among other things.

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Combo Pills: Treat Several Ailments In One Medication

Combo Pills:  Treat Several Ailments In One Medication 

Popping so many pills that you sometimes forget to take a medication? The drug companies think they have the answer: combination pills, which aim to treat several ailments in one medication. Indeed, dozens of combo pills are in the works to combat a range of ailments, from asthma and heart disease to arthritis and severe heartburn, by merging at least two medications into one.

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Toxin Free Gold Nanoparticles

Toxin Free Gold Nanoparticles 

Researchers from the University of Missouri have made a major contribution to the field of medicine and the use of gold nanoparticles to treat everything from arthritis to cancer and in new modes of medical imaging — not to mention the dozens of other fields that utilize gold nanoparticles in processes and/or products.

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Breastfeeding Cuts Mothers Risk of Arthritis in Half

Breastfeeding Cuts Mothers Risk of Arthritis in Half 

Apparently baby have a way of sucking the arthritis out of their moms

Breastfeeding has unplanned benefits like protecting nursing mothers from rheumatoid arthritis, according to a new study.

The study found that women who had breastfed for 13 months or more were half as likely to get rheumatoid arthritis as those who had never breastfed. Those who had breastfed for one to 12 months were 25 per cent less likely to get the disease.
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