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Researchers analyze frequency of mislabeling in herbal and dietary supplements

Herbal and dietary supplement mislabeling is common and should be evaluated as a potential cause for liver damage, according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting – held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases.

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ObesityWeek: Effective approaches to prevent and treat pediatric obesity

Childhood obesity has more than tripled since the early 1970s and has become one of the most pressing public health concerns of our time.

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Protein identified as promising novel obesity treatment

This week Amgen published data showing that injection of a protein known as growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF15) facilitated weight loss in obese mice and primates.

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Liver cancers linked to compound popular in herbal remedies

A latest study has shown that Aristolochic Acids (AA) – that are commonly used as a natural product found in some natural remedies, could be associated with liver cancers. Researchers from Singapore and Taiwan showed in their study that AA could be causing mutations in the genes that predispose an individual to liver cancers.

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Study: Many women do not follow guidelines to prevent pregnancy after bariatric surgery

Many women do not follow the guidelines to prevent pregnancy for an 18-month period following bariatric surgery, University of Pittsburgh researchers examining post-surgery contraceptive practices and conception rates report.

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New study examines link between sleep and weight management

A new study by sleep experts at Loughborough University is examining how sleep and weight management are related.

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Study examines respiratory function and exercise ability in obese children

A study underway at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine is investigating the respiratory effects of obesity in children, including obese children who may be misdiagnosed with asthma.

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Bariatric surgery linked to reduced risk of cancer for severely obese patients

Severely obese patients who undergo bariatric surgery lower their risk of developing cancer by at least a third, according to a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researcher leading a large retrospective cohort study of patients in the western United States.

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Multiple sensory losses predict morbidity and mortality in older adults

The five senses are hearing, vision, smell, touch, and taste. When these senses begin to dim or are lost as we age, we face challenges dealing with everyday life. Losing one’s senses can also cause serious health problems.

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Study compares long-term metabolic effects of conventional and genetically-modified soybean oil

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have tested a genetically-modified (GM) soybean oil used in restaurants and found that while it induces less obesity and insulin resistance than conventional soybean oil, its effects on diabetes and fatty liver are similar to those of conventional soybean oil.

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