Fast food is growing in popularity with Ghanaians.
Ghanaian consumption patterns towards fast food are evolving.
Being overweight or obese negatively affects brain health.
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In this new study, people who were overweight had fewer brain cells and lower levels of blood flow compared to people of a normal weight.
Many of the obesity policies were similar or exactly the same.
We don’t need more government obesity strategies – governments just need to implement the proposed policies for them to work.
Weight loss is often recommended to type 2 diabetes patients.
'One-size-fits-all' weight loss advice could be inadvertently harmful to some patients.
Juan Duran-Gutierrez kisses his newborn daughter Andrea for the first time in his home after bringing her home from the hospital on Aug. 5.
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Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Most genes in the human body can be disrupted by man-made chemicals.
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Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?
Grip strength declines with many health conditions.
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Heart disease, cancer and diabetes all cause weaker hand grip strength.
Our circadian rhythm is an important aspect of our health.
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Frequent disruption of our internal 'body clock' is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity.
‘Apple shaped’ people store more fat in their abdomen, while ‘pear shaped’ people store it in their lower body.
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The type of fat tissue we store in certain parts of our body is partly behind this link.
Patients who were overweight and obese had lower mortality rates following cardiac surgery than those with BMIs in the normal or underweight range.
For patients recovering from heart surgery, being overweight or moderately obese appears to be an advantage over being underweight or even having a normal BMI.
Our new research shows deep body fat wrapped around the heart can release dangerous molecules, potentially leading to atrial fibrillation.
Eating lots of fruits and vegetables will boost the immune system.
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Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.
Bad food: it’s addictive and cheaper.
Governments often blame citizens for social outcomes which are the result of their own policies.
Cardiovascular risk factors are high in Sierra Leone.
Cardiovascular risk factors like diabetes and hypertension are preventable or relatively easy to treat with inexpensive medication.
Public health education campaigns disregard economic factors.
We've discovered a new protein produced by the liver, and found it helps control blood sugar levels in mice. This could revolutionise the way we treat type 2 diabetes in the future.
Abnormal functioning of the immune system is what characterises severe COVID, and can be driven by diabetes, obesity, sex and age.
Most of these initiatives still place emphasis on getting people to change their eating and lifestyle habits.
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The food and beverage industry is increasingly involved in the policymaking process.
New guidelines for health-care providers advise supporting every individual to achieve their best health, rather than focusing on weight status.
New Canadian clinical practice guidelines for obesity aim to help reduce the prevalence and impact of weight bias and stigma in clinical care, and also encourage the public to advocate for change.
One of the government’s strategies is to promote increased physical activity.
The most effective strategy for reducing obesity will be tailored to each individual.