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: 9 Nov 2014

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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: 9 Nov 2014

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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

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The terms "Obesity" returned 7682 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Protecting progress against childhood obesity--the National School Lunch Program.
 

Author(s): Jennifer A Woo Baidal, Elsie M Taveras

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Nov;371(20):1862-5.

 

Two years after their implementation, new school-nutrition standards are at risk. In response to complaints about food waste and difficulties in meeting certain goals, among other issues, lawmakers have proposed granting schools waivers if they are losing revenue.

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2014

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Chinese mothers' perceptions of their child's weight and obesity status.
 

Author(s): Shu Chen, Colin W Binns, Bruce Maycock, Yun Zhao, Yi Liu

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(3):452-8.

 

This study recorded maternal perceptions of preschool children's weight in Chinese mothers living in Australia and China. A survey was undertaken of 1951 mothers living in Chengdu and Wuhan, China and 89 Chinese mothers living in Perth, Australia. All participants were mothers with ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Association between tooth loss and overweight/obesity among Brazilian adults: the Pró-Saúde Study.
 

Author(s): Luciane Maria Pilotto, Roger Keller Celeste, Eduardo Faerstein, Sonia Maria Blauth de Slavutzky

Journal: Braz Oral Res. ;28(1):.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between tooth loss and overweight/obesity in an adult Brazilian population. It is a cross-sectional study comprising 3,930 adults [1,744 men and 2,186 women; median age of 40 y (ranging 20-59); 16.9% obese; 7.3% almost all or all ...

Last Updated: 21 Aug 2014

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The terms "Obesity" returned 1528 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The influence of Mediterranean, carbohydrate and high protein diets on gut microbiota composition in the treatment of obesity and associated inflammatory state.
 

Author(s): Patricia Lopez-Legarrea, Nicholas Robert Fuller, María Angeles Zulet, Jose Alfredo Martinez, Ian Douglas Caterson

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(3):360-8.

 

The role of the gut microbiota in understanding the onset and development of obesity is gaining importance. Dietary strategies are the main tool employed to counteract obesity, and nowadays they are focused on a wide range of different aspects of diet and not only on calorie restriction. ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Childhood obesity in Asia: the value of accurate body composition methodology.
 

Author(s): Andrew P Hills, Najat Mokhtar, Sharon Brownie, Nuala M Byrne

Journal: Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014 ;23(3):339-43.

 

Childhood obesity, a significant global public health problem, affects an increasing number of low- and middle-income countries, including in Asia. The obesity epidemic has been fuelled by the rapid nutrition and physical activity transition with the availability of more energy-dense ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2014

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Childhood asthma and obesity--what is the true link?
 

Author(s): Perdita Permaul, Watcharoot Kanchongkittiphon, Wanda Phipatanakul

Journal: Ann. Allergy Asthma Immunol.. 2014 Sep;113(3):244-6.

 

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Treatment of Antipsychotic-associated Obesity With a GLP-1 Analogue
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Obesity; Metabolic Syndrome X; Drug-induced Obesity; Schizophrenia

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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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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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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