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In adults with obesity, brain insulin action may be selectively impaired

March 27, 2015

The prefrontal cortexes of adults with overweight and obesity appear to have selectively impaired brain insulin action, possibly causing a modified homeostatic set point and decreased control of overeating behaviors, according to recent findings.

Likewise, the hypothalamus of adults with high visceral adipose tissue may be impaired in terms of brain insulin action, according to the researchers.

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Anti-HCV seropositivity not associated with metabolic syndrome

March 27, 2015
Anti-hepatitis C virus infection seropositivity was not associated with metabolic syndrome among Taiwanese adults, regardless of age, gender and fibrosis, according to…
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Fat distribution may influence mortality rates in men, women

March 27, 2015
The distribution of fat in the abdomen and thighs can have a significant effect on mortality in both men and women, according to research in the journal Obesity.Fat…
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Diabetes diagnoses increasing within Medicaid expansion states

March 27, 2015
States that expanded Medicaid under the ACA have significantly higher rates of diabetes diagnoses compared with patients in states that did not expand coverage…
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New CVD risk score can be adjusted for use in any country

March 27, 2015
A new risk equation can be recalibrated for application in any country with routinely available information, researchers reported in The Lancet Diabetes &
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 3
Biology and Behavior

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Obesity is a complex, multifactorial disease. Understanding how psychology, genetics, biology and neurobiology…
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