Tag Archives: Obesity

A Potential Cure for Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is the most common liver disease in the world.  It is common in people with obesity, hyperlipidemia, and inflammation.   Currently, there is no cure for it.  Patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease might experience fatigue, pain … Continue reading

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Soy Intake Prevents Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Women

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is one of the common malignant tumors worldwide.   In the United States, the age-standardized incidence rates of NHL per 100,000 persons in 2008 were 16.3 in men and 11.5 in women.  The National Cancer Institute previously predicted … Continue reading

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Benefits of Tea in Reducing Cardiovascular Disease, Obesity, Diabetes and Cancers

Tea is one of the most widely-consumed beverages in the world.  Beside quenching thirst, tea also contains lots of natural ingredients which might be beneficial to the overall health.  This article reviews the clinical benefits of tea. Tea According to … Continue reading

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High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diet – a viable option for Obese Teens to lose weight

Fear that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet could adversely affect the growth and cholesterol level; parents have few option to help their kids to lose weight.  A study published in the March issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, however, shed light … Continue reading

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Moderate Drinking in Women Linked to Less Weight Gain

Based on the results of study published in the March 8 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, normal-weight women who consume light to moderate amounts of alcohol appear to gain less weight and have less risk for obesity than … Continue reading

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Low-carb diet has same weight loss but better BP control than drug/diet combo

A new randomized study comparing 1) a low-carbohydrate diet with 2) combination of weight-loss drug, orlistat* (Xenical), and a low-fat diet has found that both strategies produced similar weight loss over a one-year period.  The low-carb diet, however, also produced … Continue reading

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Obesity increase risk of ischemic-stroke

Previous study, Northern Manhattan Cohort Study, has shown that an elevated waist circumference increased the risk of MI and vascular death.  However, a new study published in the January 21, 2010 issue of Stroke indicated that obesity is also a … Continue reading

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