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Less Shut-Eye if You have Breast Cancer

2021 11 Apr

A recent study has shown that women with breast or endometrial cancer have increased levels of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Researchers from the Ludwig Engel Centre for Respiratory Research, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, and the University of Sydney, Australia, found that various epidemiological studies reported increased mortality... Read more

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#RSNA20: Sleeve Gastrectomy in Teenagers Weakens Bones

2020 30 Nov

Childhood obesity is a major public health issue. Over the last ten years, the prevalence of childhood obesity has consistently increased. Sleeve gastrectomy is the most common bariatric surgery procedure performed in both children and adults. In this procedure, 75% of the stomach is removed to restrict food intake and induce weight loss. It results... Read more

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RSNA 2019: MRI Reveals Brain Damage in Obese Teens

2019 25 Nov

An imaging study reveals obesity amongst young people may be due to brain changes that affect important regions responsible for control of appetite and emotions. There is a pattern of brain damage which, according to researchers, has to do with some inflammatory markers like leptin, a hormone made by fat cells that helps regulate energy levels... Read more

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U.S. Doctors Call For Colon Cancer Screening Before 50

2016 21 Mar

Obesity and Diabetes to Blame in Young Patients, says SERMO poll Two thirds of a poll among U.S. doctors concluded that colon cancer screening should begin before the age of 50, while obesity and diabetes are widely blamed for an increase in cases among younger people. The poll by SERMO , the social network for physicians and largest... Read more

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Fatty Liver, Heart Disease Link in Obese People

2016 28 Jan

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) can increase risks of cardiovascular disease and heart failure in obese individuals, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology . Investigators say the findings add more support to the importance of dietary interventions in such patients. NAFLD — also known as hepatic steatosis — is the most... Read more

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RSNA15: Gastric Artery Embolisation Shows Promise in Treating Obesity

2015 02 Dec

An interventional radiology technique may be effective in treating obesity, according to the preliminary results of a study presented on Tuesday, 1 December, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The initial patient in the study represented the first use of left gastric artery embolisation in the Western Hemisphere... Read more

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RSNA15: MRI Reveals Weight Loss Protects Knees

2015 30 Nov

Weight loss can help to slow the degeneration of knee cartilage for obese people, according to a new MRI study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers say that substantial weight loss can also reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis. Obesity is a major risk factor for osteoarthritis, a... Read more

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RSNA15: Smell of Food Activates Impulse Area in Brain

2015 24 Nov

An imaging study shows that the area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells. The findings suggest that obesity has a neurological disorder component and could help inform treatment of obese patients. The study, which was led by Dr. Pilar... Read more

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors May Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

2015 28 Jul

An imaging study shows that specific cardiovascular risk factors, such as alcohol use, smoking, obesity and diabetes, correlate with smaller regional brain volumes that may be early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. The findings are reported in the journal Radiology . Previous studies have linked cardiovascular risk factors and cognitive... Read more

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MRI Technique for NAFLD in Children

2015 06 Feb

Researchers at UC San Diego School of Medicine have tested a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based technique to better detect and evaluate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children. The new method is known as magnitude-based MRI, which was previously developed by researchers in the UC San Diego Liver Imaging Group, to estimate liver... Read more