Tag: obesity facts

Gene Associated with Obesity?

A gene appears to be associated with overweight and obesity in psychiatric patients, as well as the general population, according to a report published by JAMA Psychiatry. The CRTC1 gene is involved in obesity and energy balance in animals, but its role in human obesity is unknown. Eva Choong, Pharm.D.,...

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Obesity As a Disease – Really!

åÊ The American Medical Association recently voted to define obesity as a disease, making it a medical condition requiring treatment that should be covered by insurance. Obesity affects more than a third of adults and 17 percent of children nationwide. The AMA took its vote during its annual meeting after...

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Living in Denial

A White Paper by Catalyst Healthcare Research – LIVING IN DENIAL – is absolutely eye-opening in its revelations. There has been a huge push on wellness programs, particularly in the workplace. Yet often times the people who use them are the same health-conscious people who really don’t need them as...

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