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Prenatal risk factors may put children at risk of developing kidney disease Certain prenatal risk factors are associated with the development of chronic kidney disease in children, according to a study. Future studies should investigate whether modifying these factors could help protect childrens kidney health. Risks for certain
Science Daily | Apr 17, 2014 11:11 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers fail to cover all types of contaminants Fish consumption advisories for expecting mothers are ineffective in reducing infant exposure to contaminants like persistent organic pollutants. The researchers' model estimates that women who stop eating fish shortly before or during their pregnancy may
Science Daily | Apr 17, 2014 6:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Key milestone for brown fat research with ground-breaking MRI scan The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy and b
Science Daily | Apr 17, 2014 1:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Oft-assumed reasons for racial obesity disparities may not be only cause, study says African-Americans have higher obesity rates than do whites, and while socioeconomic status is often believed to be the root cause, a new study suggests other factors should be considered. Non-Hispanic blacks in the United States have the highest age-adjus
Science Daily | Apr 16, 2014 9:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Residing in high altitude military facilities protects service members from obesity Overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude, according to a new study. The quasi-experimental, retrospective study assessed the health records
Science Daily | Apr 16, 2014 9:19 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Obesity can amplify bone, muscle loss A new syndrome called osteosarcopenic obesity that links the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity has been identified by researchers. The syndrome explains how many obese individuals experience a triad of problems that place them at
Science Daily | Apr 16, 2014 8:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Expect changes in appetite, taste of food after weight loss surgery Changes in appetite, taste and smell are par for the course for people who have undergone Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery during which one's stomach is made smaller and small intestines shortened. These sensory changes are not all negative, and could lea
Science Daily | Apr 16, 2014 3:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Body mass index associated with breast cancer, regardless of body shape A larger waist circumference is associated with higher risk of postmenopausal breast cancer, but not beyond its contribution to BMI, a new study of predominantly white women finds. The study fails to confirm previous findings that body shape itself is an
Science Daily | Apr 16, 2014 1:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Preterm delivery, low birth weight, neonatal risk in pregnant women with high blood pressure Pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death, which highlights a need for heightened surveillance, suggests researc
Science Daily | Apr 16, 2014 12:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Antibiotics improve growth in children in developing countries Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, according to researchers who have just conducted a research literature review on the subject. Their results suggest that the youngest children from the
Science Daily | Apr 16, 2014 12:36 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend