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Obesity Amplifies Harmful Effects of Alcohol on the Liver

Being overweight or having obesity significantly increases the risk for liver disease and the likelihood of dying from it compared with being of normal weight, regardless of level of alcohol consumption, new research shows. “People in the overweight or obese range who drank were found to be at greater risk of liver diseases compared with participants […]

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Stomach-specific protein plays a key role in the progression of obesity

Scientists believe a stomach-specific protein plays a major role in the progression of obesity, according to new research in Scientific Reports. The study co-authored by an Indiana University School of Medicine researcher, could help with development of therapeutics that would help individuals struggling with achieving and maintaining weight loss. Researchers focused on Gastrokine-1 (GKN1) — […]

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Bill Would Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent

At 2 a.m. Sunday, most of the United States will “spring forward” as daylight saving time starts. A group of senators has once again introduced legislation that would make DST permanent — meaning nobody would “fall back” at 2 a.m. Nov. 7. A synopsis of the Sunshine Protection Act of 2021 says permanent DST would […]

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Heavier Girls Hit Hormonal Puberty Earlier, Develop Breasts Later

Girls with more body fat experienced earlier menarche and hormone changes, but later full breast development, compared with those with normal weight, according to longitudinal data from 90 girls aged 8-15 years. A link between obesity and early puberty has been observed among U.S. girls for decades, but more recent studies suggest that “girls with […]

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Hepatotoxicity Risk Differs Between Psoriasis, PsA, and RA Patients

Patients taking methotrexate for psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis (PsA) were at a higher risk of developing liver disease than were patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on methotrexate, in a large population-based study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. “These findings suggest that conservative liver monitoring is warranted in patients receiving methotrexate […]

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In Transgender Youth, Obesity Impacts Effects of Sex Steroids on HDL-C

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In transgender and gender-diverse young people receiving sex steroids, obesity exacerbates the decrease in high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels and attenuates the benefits of estradiol, researchers say. “This study adds to what is known about the role of sex steroids (i.e., estrogen and testosterone) in cholesterol metabolism,” Dr. Kate Millington […]

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Causes of liver disease

The liver functions by clearing the body of drugs toxins and poisons and metabolizing nutrients for use. When the liver is damaged in the short or long term due to infection or other causes there may be liver disease. Classification of liver disease based on causes To divide causes of liver disease based on the […]

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Bariatric Surgery Linked to Longer Life Expectancy in Obesity

THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2020 — Bariatric surgery is associated with longer life expectancy than usual care among patients with obesity, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Lena M.S. Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D., from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues compared mortality and […]

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Obesity greatest risk factor for young adults with COVID-19

Young adults with underlying conditions such as morbid obesity, diabetes and hypertension are at the highest risk of being placed on a ventilator or dying from COVID-19, according to a study of 3,000 hospitalized patients aged 18 to 34. The analysis, published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, focused on patients hospitalized between April […]