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

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The terms "Obesity" returned 7164 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The biology and genetics of obesity--a century of inquiries.
 

Author(s): Chin Jou

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 May;370(20):1874-7.

 

Last Updated: 15 May 2014

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Explaining overweight and obesity in children and adolescents of Asian Indian origin: the Calcutta childhood obesity study.
 

Author(s): Arnab Ghosh

Journal: Indian J Public Health. ;58(2):125-8.

 

The present study was aimed to find out the prevalence of overweight and obesity and its associated factors among Bengalee children and adolescents in the Kolkata, India. A total of 1061 Bengalee school children and adolescents (610 boys and 451 girls) participated and were divided ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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Influence of behavioral determinants on the prevalence of overweight and obesity among school going adolescents of Aligarh.
 

Author(s): Tabassum Nawab, Zulfia Khan, Iqbal M Khan, Mohammed A Ansari

Journal: Indian J Public Health. ;58(2):121-4.

 

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally and the prevention of adult obesity will require prevention and management of childhood obesity. A study was conducted to determine the prevalence and behavioral determinants of overweight and obesity in school going adolescents. A ...

Last Updated: 13 May 2014

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The terms "Obesity" returned 1424 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Adipocytokines in obesity and metabolic disease.
 

Author(s): Haiming Cao

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The current global obesity pandemic is the leading cause for the soaring rates of metabolic diseases, especially diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and non-alcoholic hepatosteatosis. Efforts devoted to find cures for obesity and associated disorders in the past two decades ...

Last Updated: 9 Jan 2014

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Obesity and dental caries: systematic review.
 

Author(s): Alexandre Emidio Ribeiro Silva, Ana Maria Baptista Menezes, Flávio Fernando Demarco, Fabiana Vargas-Ferreira, Marco Aurélio Peres

Journal: Rev Saude Publica. 2013 Aug;47(4):799-812.

 

Identifying, through a systematic literature review, evidence of a possible association between obesity and dental caries.

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2013

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Influence of physical activity and nutrition on obesity-related immune function.
 

Author(s): Chun-Jung Huang, Michael C Zourdos, Edward Jo, Michael J Ormsbee

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Research examining immune function during obesity suggests that excessive adiposity is linked to impaired immune responses leading to pathology. The deleterious effects of obesity on immunity have been associated with the systemic proinflammatory profile generated by the secretory ...

Last Updated: 10 Dec 2013

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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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