Obesity

Common Name(s)

Obesity

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Obesity" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Bardet Biedl Syndrome Family Association

Our Mission: Improve the lives of families affected by BBS through information, support and by advancing research and therapy Our Vision: Effective support, therapy, and treatment for all people affected by Bardet Biedl Syndrome

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Obesity" for support, advocacy or research.

Hepatitis Foundation International

Hepatitis Foundation International is dedicated to promoting wellness and healthy lifestyles for all individuals in order to reduce the incidence of preventable diseases that affect the liver’s health including: obesity, diabetes, fatty liver, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and substance abuse. We inform, educate, and empower by making available reliable and up-to-date information.

http://www.HepatitisFoundation.org

Last Updated: 23 Feb 2015

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Bardet Biedl Syndrome Family Association

Our Mission: Improve the lives of families affected by BBS through information, support and by advancing research and therapy Our Vision: Effective support, therapy, and treatment for all people affected by Bardet Biedl Syndrome

http://www.bardetbiedl.org/

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2013

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Obesity" returned 7862 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Retrospective tracking of young obese children back to birth in Japan: special attention to the relationship with parental obesity.
 

Author(s): Rena Kato, Masaru Kubota, Yuka Yasui, Yumi Hayashi, Yukie Higashiyama, Ayako Nagai

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(4):641-50.

 

Childhood obesity is tracked to adulthood at a high rate. However, longitudinal studies of obesity in early childhood remain limited. This study aimed at tracking young obese children back to birth in comparison with normal-weight children, and investigating the relationship with parental obesity.

Last Updated: 17 Dec 2014

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Maternal overweight and obesity in early pregnancy and risk of infant mortality: a population based cohort study in Sweden.
 

Author(s): Stefan Johansson, Eduardo Villamor, Maria Altman, Anna-Karin Edstedt Bonamy, Fredrik Granath, Sven Cnattingius

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To investigate associations between maternal overweight and obesity and infant mortality outcomes, including cause-specific mortality.

Last Updated: 3 Dec 2014

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Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina: an obesity prevention movement.
 

Author(s): David Gardner

Journal: N C Med J. ;75(6):407-12.

 

Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina was established in response to the state's rapidly worsening obesity epidemic. Since its inception in 2002, the Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina movement has grown to include more than 90 member organizations and has developed and disseminated ...

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2014

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The terms "Obesity" returned 1580 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Obesity: an additional piece in the mosaic of autoimmunity.
 

Author(s): Mathilde Versini, Gali Aljadeff, Pierre-Yves Jeandel, Yehuda Shoenfeld

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Oct;16(10):619-21.

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2014

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Obesity-related hypertension: possible pathophysiological mechanisms.
 

Author(s): Ivana Vaněčková, Lenka Maletínská, Michal Behuliak, Veronika Nagelová, Josef Zicha, Jaroslav Kuneš

Journal: J. Endocrinol.. 2014 Dec;223(3):R63-78.

 

Hypertension is one of the major risk factors of cardiovascular diseases, but despite a century of clinical and basic research, the discrete etiology of this disease is still not fully understood. The same is true for obesity, which is recognized as a major global epidemic health ...

Last Updated: 11 Nov 2014

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Interplay between the immune system and adipose tissue in obesity.
 

Author(s): Mark A Exley, Laura Hand, Donal O'Shea, Lydia Lynch

Journal: J. Endocrinol.. 2014 Nov;223(2):R41-8.

 

Obesity is a major risk factor for metabolic disease, with white adipose tissue (WAT) inflammation emerging as a key underlying pathology. Alongside its major role in energy storage, WAT is an important endocrine organ, producing many bioactive molecules, termed adipokines, which ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Development of Melt Organic Baking Fat for Reducing Child Obesity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Overweight; Pediatric Obesity

 

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2015

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Factors Associated With Chronic Respiratory Failure in Obesity
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 7 Jul 2011

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Course of Obesity and Extreme Obesity in Adolescents
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Extreme Obesity

 

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2013

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