Weight-loss sugery can reduce diabetes risk

Jun 21, 2014

Weight-loss sugery can reduce diabetes risk

Stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery beats other forms of treatment in bringing about a remission of Type 2 diabetes in the obese, according to a recent Swedish study. The study also found that the procedure was linked to fewer diabetes-related complications in the severely overweight. The ...

Dec 13, 2013

Restricted movement taking obesity toll on Fukushima kids

Children from Fukushima Prefecture continue to show high obesity rates due to the impact of the nuclear plant calamity that continues to restrict their outdoor activities, education ministry data showed on Friday. The proportion of obese children in Fukushima was the highest of all ...

Obesity raises heart attack risk

Dec 7, 2013

Obesity raises heart attack risk

Obesity raises the chance of a heart attack regardless of whether a person has the cluster of cardiovascular risk factors known as metabolic syndrome, according to a study that challenges previous beliefs. Metabolic syndrome, a condition that includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol and ...

Jul 17, 2013

Body fat sheds calories when chilled

Transforming fat cells into calorie-burning machines may sound like a fantasy — the ultimate form of weight control — but the idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds. Unexpectedly, some fat cells directly sense dropping temperatures and release their energy as heat, according ...

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

Jun 7, 2013

U.S. baby boomers kill selves at high rate

Last spring, Frank Turkaly tried to kill himself. A retiree in a Pittsburgh suburb living on disability checks, he was estranged from friends and family, mired in credit card debt and taking medication for depression, cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure. It was not ...

Schools have knack for healthy meals

Jan 31, 2013

Schools have knack for healthy meals

by Chico Harlan

In Japan, school lunch means a regular meal, not one that harms your health. The food is grown locally and almost never frozen. There’s no mystery behind the meat. From time to time, parents even call up with an unusual question: Can they get ...