Search Tag: weight loss

Cardiology Management

Low-Carb Diet is Better Irrespective of Weight

2019 04 Jul

A new study published in JCI Insight confirms the belief that a high intake of carbohydrates is unhealthy, whether a person is trying to lose weight or not. A low-carb, high-fat diet improves the metabolic syndrome, whether our weight changes or not. Improvement in metabolic syndrome refers to a reduction in waist circumference, triglycerides,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Potential of mobile health apps in facilitating weight loss

2019 29 May

Effective weight management is critical for controlling chronic diseases as well as maintaining physical health. Over the last 40 years, obesity has tripled worldwide. Today, 13% of all adults can be classified as obese, and 39% can be considered overweight. We are now at a point where most countries have more people who are overweight or obese... Read more

Cardiology Management

Addressing medicine’s bias against patients with obesity

2019 27 Feb

Obesity is a major health issue around the world. In the United States, for example, nearly 75 percent of adults ages 20 years or older are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.     Being overweight is not easy. In addition to health risks associated with obesity, people with weight problems often... Read more

Cardiology Management

Effect of breakfast on weight change and energy intake

2019 15 Feb

New research suggests that eating breakfast may not be a good idea if one wants to lose weight. Adding breakfast to the diet may hinder weight loss efforts in adults as it could have the opposite effect.  Obesity is one of the biggest health issues of the present time. Being overweight is associated with increased risk of chronic illness such... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: physical activity better than weight loss for heart patients

2018 07 Jun

New research finds that increased physical activity, not weight loss, gives individuals with coronary heart disease a longer lease on life. Researchers at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have found that heart disease patients can gain weight without jeopardising their health, but sitting in their recliner incurs significant... Read more

IMAGING Management

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

IMAGING Management

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

Executive Health Management

ICO 2014: Seca's mBCA Ideal Tool for Obesity Management

2014 14 Mar

The number of obese people in the world has doubled in the past three decades. The obesity epidemic has long since spread to countries with moderate to low economic performance. Stopping this development is one of the goals of the 12th International Congress on Obesity (ICO). From 17th to 20th March 2014, nutritionists and scientists will convene... Read more

IMAGING Management

RSNA 2013: Weight Loss Aided by Embolisation Procedure

2013 26 Nov

Results of a study offering a potential new lead for obesity research will be presented at next week’s annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The findings show that individuals who underwent embolisation of the left gastric artery for gastrointestinal bleeding experienced a 7.9 percent decrease in body weight in the three... Read more