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

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The terms "Obesity" returned 7226 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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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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The diamond level health promoting schools (DLHPS) program for reduced child obesity in Thailand: lessons learned from interviews and focus groups.
 

Author(s): Jaruwan Phaitrakoon, Arpaporn Powwattana, Sunee Lagampan, Jeeranun Klaewkla

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(2):293-300.

 

Overweight and obesity prevalence among children is increasing globally. Health promoting school policy has been initiated in Thailand to tackle this problem. The schools that best conduct obesity management programs are rated as diamond level health promoting schools (DLHPS). However, ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2014

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The terms "Obesity" returned 1434 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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