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Cinnamon may lessen damage of high-fat diet in rats

Cinnamon may lessen damage of high-fat diet in rats

Cinnamon may lessen the risk of cardiovascular damage of a high-fat diet by activating the body’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory systems and slowing the fat-storing process, according to a preliminary animal study. Continue reading Cinnamon may lessen damage of high-fat diet in rats

One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery

One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery

While the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months after bariatric surgery, it increases within a matter of years, eventually surpassing pre-surgery rates of patients using the potentially addictive pain medications, according to new research. Continue reading One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery

Simple step to protect people with type 1 diabetes against heart disease

Simple step to protect people with type 1 diabetes against heart disease

One additional injection of insulin three hours after eating has been shown to protect people with type 1 diabetes from cardiovascular disease — the leading cause of death among people with the condition. Continue reading Simple step to protect people with type 1 diabetes against heart disease

Do obese children need to attend treatment to lose weight?

Do obese children need to attend treatment to lose weight?

One-third of American children are overweight or obese. Family-based treatment (FBT) has been considered the best model for the treatment of obese children as it provides both parents and children with education and behavior therapy techniques but is provided mainly in a hospital setting. Researchers have found that parent-based therapy (PBT) has similar outcomes to FBT and could be more cost-effective. Continue reading Do obese children need to attend treatment to lose weight?

Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease

Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease

A genetic variant that protects the heart against cardiovascular disease has been discovered. The cardioprotective variant was found in an isolated Greek population, who are known to live long and healthy lives despite having a diet rich in animal fat. Continue reading Isolated Greek villages reveal genetic secrets that protect against heart disease

Young women's gradual weight gain lifts pregnancy blood pressure danger

Young women's gradual weight gain lifts pregnancy blood pressure danger

Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. The increased risk was due to weight change and occurred regardless of whether the woman’s body mass index (BMI) was initially categorized as healthy or overweight. Continue reading Young women's gradual weight gain lifts pregnancy blood pressure danger