Catherine Loria, Ph.D., M.S., F.A.H.A.
Behavioural interventions work, but not for everyone, and weight regain is common. Are there better ways to treat obesity?
Overweight and obese people who feel their physicians are judgmental of their size are more likely to try to shed pounds but are less likely to succeed, according to results of an NHLBI-funded study at Johns Hopkins.
This paper describes ongoing National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)-initiated childhood obesity research. It calls on clinicians, researchers, and cardiologists to work with other healthcare providers, community agencies, schools and caregivers to foster better cardiovascular health in children by intervening on multiple levels of influence on childhood obesity.
While our eating habits certainly play a role in how much we weigh, according to NIH-supported research our rodent cousins confirm that some of our risk for obesity is written in our genes.
In a new NHLBI-supported study, UCLA scientists discovered that body-fat responses to a typical fast-food diet are determined in large part by genetic factors, and they have identified several genes they say may control those responses.
According to a new NHLBI-supported study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, primary care physicians agree they may not be the best health care professionals to give weight related counseling.
Low levels of the obesity-related hormone adiponectin are associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, according to NIH-supported research.
You’ve probably heard of glycemic index and glycemic load. Researchers developed the glycemic index to measure the quality of carbs in foods while the glycemic load captures both the types of carbs in a food and the amount of carbs in a serving.
A recent study led by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) demonstrates that the A2b-type adenosine receptor, A2bAR, plays a significant role in the regulation of high fat, high cholesterol diet-induced symptoms of type 2 diabetes. The findings, which are published online in PLoS ONE, also identify A2bAR as a potential target for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
With the winter holidays upon us, you’ll likely be surrounded by family, friends and plenty of good food. Many of these foods, though, can be high in fat. Learn which fats are naughty and which are nice to your health. Then you can make smarter food choices.
Epidemiologic data on the combined influence of several lifestyle factors on diabetes risk are rare, particularly among older adults.
In this issue of CHEST, we introduce a new section called "Ahead of the Curve." The objective of the series is to offer our readers an edge in a fast-changing environment.
To engage young adults in protecting their future heart health, the National Institutes of Health's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has funded seven clinical trials that combine behavioral weight management programs with technologies such as text messaging, online social networking, and Bluetooth-enabled scales. Several of the trials have begun seeking participants.
Statistics show young adults are at high risk of becoming overweight or obese, dramatically increasing their risk of obesity and health complications such as heart disease later in life.
Salt is essential to our body's fluids. That's likely why we evolved to enjoy its taste. On the other hand, anyone who’s gotten a mouth full of seawater knows that too much salt tastes terrible. Maybe your body's trying to tell you something. It turns out that too much salt can lead to a host of health problems.
The health of your heart has a lot to do with the foods you eat. To help busy people and families shop for, prepare, and serve healthy meals, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health created and published Keep the Beat Recipes: Deliciously Healthy Dinners. The new cookbook features 75 simple and delicious recipes influenced by Asian, Latino, Mediterranean, and American cuisine that are good for your heart and taste great too.
A must read for women who want to show their hearts some love, "The Healthy Heart Handbook for Women" is an invaluable and easy-to-use resource every woman should read from cover to cover. A full-color, 122-page booklet from The Heart Truth campaign, it is packed with the latest information on preventing and controlling the risk factors for heart disease – the No.1 killer of women.
Having above optimal levels of risk factors for heart disease between the ages of 18 and 30 can mean a two to three times greater risk of later developing coronary calcium, a strong predictor of heart disease, according to results of a new study from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health.
New Orleans, LA, Nov. 8, 2004 -- Young adults who maintain their weight over time, even if they are overweight, have lower risk factor levels for heart disease and are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome in middle age than those whose weight increases, according to the results of a large multi-center study funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health and presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association.
A diet high in sodium increases the risk of heart disease-related mortality in overweight individuals, according to a study published in the December 1 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
The October 27, 1999, issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) spotlights the health risks of obesity, a major risk factor for heart disease. About 97 million American adults?55 percent of the population?are now overweight or obese. The JAMA issue includes three articles on research supported by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):
The first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults were released today by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
These clinical practice guidelines are designed to help physicians in their care of overweight and obesity, a growing public health problem that affects 97 million American adults -- 55 percent of the population.
The first Federal guidelines on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of overweight and obesity in adults are scheduled to be released on June 17 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), in cooperation with the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Due to a premature release in the news media of erroneous information about the guidelines, some of the key recommendations of the report are being released now. The intent is to ensure that accurate information about the guidelines is available to the public.