Obesity

Common Name(s)

Obesity

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Condition Specific Organizations

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

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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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: 5 May 2014

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

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

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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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: 5 May 2014

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Obesity" returned 7323 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical research on using acupuncture to treat female adult abdominal obesity with spleen deficiency and exuberant dampness.
 

Author(s): Jie Wu, Qing Li, Lin Chen, Dehua Tian

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2014 Jun;34(3):274-8.

 

To observe the curative effect of acupuncture at hour-prescriptive points, a method of midnight-noon ebb-flow, to treat female adult abdominal obesity with spleen deficiency and exuberant dampness.

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2014

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Effects of obesity on transcriptomic changes and cancer hallmarks in estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.
 

Author(s): Enrique Fuentes-Mattei, Guermarie Velazquez-Torres, Liem Phan, Fanmao Zhang, Ping-Chieh Chou, Ji-Hyun Shin, Hyun Ho Choi, Jiun-Sheng Chen, Ruiying Zhao, Jian Chen, Chris Gully, Colin Carlock, Yuan Qi, Ya Zhang, Yun Wu, Francisco J Esteva, Yongde Luo, Wallace L McKeehan, Joe Ensor, Gabriel N Hortobagyi, Lajos Pusztai, W Fraser Symmans, Mong-Hong Lee, Sai-Ching Jim Yeung

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Obesity increases the risk of cancer death among postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer, but the direct evidence for the mechanisms is lacking. The purpose of this study is to demonstrate direct evidence for the mechanisms mediating this epidemiologic phenomenon.

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2014

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MicroRNA-125a-3p expression in abdominal adipose tissues is associated with insulin signalling gene expressions in morbid obesity: observations in Taiwanese.
 

Author(s): Chiu-Li Yeh, I-Chi Cheng, Yu-Chen Hou, Weu Wang, Sung-Ling Yeh

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(2):331-7.

 

Micro (mi) RNAs have been found to play an important role in the regulation of adipogenesis and insulin sensitivity. However, associations between miRNA and insulin signalling-related gene expressions in abdominal adipose tissues in obese subjects remain unclear.

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Obesity" returned 1448 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Complications of obesity in adults: a short review of the literature.
 

Author(s): D Segula

Journal: Malawi Med J. 2014 Mar;26(1):20-4.

 

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2014

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[From Pickwick syndrome to obesity hypoventilation syndrome].
 

Author(s): Ahmed Abdelghani, Halima Ben Salem

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Jan;92(1):106-8.

 

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

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Gastrointestinal morbidity in obesity.
 

Author(s): Andres Acosta, Michael Camilleri

Journal: Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci.. 2014 Apr;1311():42-56.

 

Obesity is a complex disease that results from increased energy intake and decreased energy expenditure. The gastrointestinal system plays a key role in the pathogenesis of obesity and facilitates caloric imbalance. Changes in gastrointestinal hormones and the inhibition of mechanisms ...

Last Updated: 14 Apr 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Safety and Efficacy of Lean Body Weight-based IV Heparin Dosing in Obese/Morbidly Obese Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Morbid Obesity; Venous Thromboembolism; Atrial Fibrillation; Angina; Chest Pain

 

Last Updated: 13 May 2013

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Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Block: Influence of Obesity
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Morbid Obesity

 

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2014

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