Abdominal obesity

Decreased physical performance due to loss of muscle mass ( i.e. sarcopenia ) is prevalent in ageing and appears more...


The FDA ( Food and Drug Administration ) has approved Myalept ( Metreleptin for injection ) as replacement therapy to...


In a study, investigators at UT Southwestern Medical Center found that people with a larger waist-to-hip ratio may be at...


Mothers of babies born with some structural birth defects, including missing limbs, malformed hearts and underdeveloped spinal cords, appear more...


Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center have been able to use simple, non-toxic chemical injections to add and remove fat...


Researchers at the Johns Hopkins and Yale university medical schools have found that a simple blood test to measure uric...


Although ischemic heart disease ( IHD ) is often considered a "man's disease," it takes the lives of more women...


A study by Queen's University researchers has shown that visceral fat in the abdomen is directly associated with a higher...


Transcendental meditation, a relaxation technique may decrease blood pressure and reduce insulin resistance among patients with coronary heart disease. Transcendental meditation,...


Rimonabant ( Acomplia ) has demonstrated that it can lower blood glucose and reduce weight and waist circumference, as well...


Data from a 16-week Phase II study showed that Pramlintide ( Symlin ) reduces body weight in obese subjects. Pramlintide is...


Orlistat ( Xenical ), a drug that, combined with diet, exercise and behavioral therapy, reduces fat absorption, appears helpful for...


Laboratory model missing one copy of Prox1 gene exhibits abnormal increase in fat accumulation around sites of lymph leakage from...


There has been a great deal of progress made in the development of safer, more effective obesity procedures. Obesity patients...


A study by collaborating researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center ( BIDMC ), and Brigham and...


Researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University ( OHSU ) found the cause that help explain why middle-aged women...


A study found that waist circumference is associated with insulin resistance in children and may offer a simple way to...


A study, published in The Lancet, has shown that waist-to-hip ratio, not body mass index ( BMI ), is...