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.
The participants were able to eat almost 3000 calories worth of pizza on average in one sitting.
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The human body is built to adapt to the sudden stress of overeating.
Government should be held accountable for its role in addressing obesity and diet-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, in South Africa.
The food industry's tactics are designed to reduce the likelihood of the government adopting global recommendations to tackle obesity.
BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared.
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BMI categories don't give us a full picture of a person's health risk.
Soda contributes to obesity and other diseases.
But the taxes have to be well-designed to avoid being overly regressive and targeting the poor.
People exercising in Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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South Africa faces high levels of noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. The NHI is likely to battle to cope with treating large numbers of sick people.
Beta amyloid causes damage to the blood vessels.
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In mice, we found that drugs developed to treat Alzheimer’s Disease could be re-purposed to prevent, or even reverse, the blood vessel damage caused by obesity and type 2 diabetes.