Tag: obesity statistics

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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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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Senior Fitness, Obesity and Medicaid – Weighty Issues!

Obesity carries with it inherent health problems. Combine obesity and old age and you exacerbate age-related decline.ξ A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows those over 65 should continue with diet and exercise, dispelling the belief that weight loss can cause the elderly to lose...

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