Anti-Obesity Drugs May Be Effective Against Flu, Hepatitis and HIV

Obesity Drugs Effective Against Other Diseases

 It hurts to look at this picture

Viruses dramatically increase cellular metabolism, and existing anti-obesity drugs may represent a new way to block these metabolic changes and inhibit viral infection, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Biotechnology.
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Mother’s Stress Contributes To Overweight Children

Mother’s Stress Contributes To Overweight Children 

A mother’s stress may contribute to her young children being overweight in low income households with sufficient food, according to a new Iowa State University study published in the September issue of Pediatrics, the professional journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The study analyzed data collected from 841 children in 425 households in the 1999-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

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Excessive Thinking Will Make You Fat

 Excessive Thinking Will Make You Fat

An active brain creates an active appetite

Intellectual activities make people eat more than when just resting, according to a study that sheds new light on brain food.

This finding might also help explain the obesity epidemic of an increasingly sedentary society in which people still have to think now and then.

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Study: Fat Men Have Bad Sperm

 Study: Fat Men Have Bad Sperm

Sperm have great difficulty finding their way out of a fat man

Too many fatty foods are dangerous not only to men’s waistlines, but to their sperm production.

In research presented on Wednesday at a meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, scientists found that obese men have worse sperm than normal-weight men.

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Obese Women More Likely to Get Breast Cancer

 Obese Women More Likely to Get Breast Cancer

A new study has found that breast cancer can turn out to be more aggressive among obese women.

The study, led by Dr Massimo Cristofanilli, associate professor of medicine in the Department of Breast Medical Oncology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre, involved 606 women with locally advanced breast cancer. The researchers discovered that overweight women with breast cancer have aggressive disease with lower survival rates.


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