Obesity & Neurological Disorder
Influence of Obesity on
In a study published Sept. 29 in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers scanned the brains of women as they drank a milkshake. They saw the sugary drink activated an area known as the striatum. Half a year later, the researchers repeated the experiment on the same women some of whom had gained some weight. The more weight the women had put on in the interim, the less their brains responded to the milkshake in the second experiment.
In obese children, a region of the brain in charge of controlling impulsively, called the orbitofrontal cortex, appears to be shrunken compared with that of lean children, according to a study presented this year at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry meeting in New York. Moreover, the smaller this brain region was, the more likely the adolescents were to eat impulsively, the researchers said.
Previous studies have found that people with smaller brain volumes are at higher risk for dementia, and tend to do poorer on cognitive tests.
Obesity in the world
2.1 billion people – nearly 30% of the world’s population – are either obese or overweight, according to a new, first-of-its kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The rise in global
Obesity and Diabetes
Obesity is also no longer a condition that just affects older people, although the likelihood does increase with age, and increasing numbers of young people have been diagnosed with obesity.
Obesity and Infertility
Obesity is defined as an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight.This is often described as a body mass index (BMI)
Obesity & Cancer
Obesity Linked to 13 Types of Cancer. 40% of Cancers Are Linked to Overweight and Obesity. Obesity increases the likelihood of developing many forms of cancer. The link between obesity
Obesity & Neurological Disorder
Influence of Obesity on Neurodegenerative Diseases. Gaining weight may desensitize the brain to the pleasure we get from sugary and fatty foods , prompting us to eat more cookies and cake
Obesity is rampant in the United States and is becoming increasing common worldwide. The increase in obesity prevalence is due to two major factors, plentiful supplies of inexpensive
OBESITY & LIVER DISEASES
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is an umbrella term for several stages of disease. Most people with NAFLD have what’s known as simple fatty liver, which means that more than 5% of the
Obesity in Egypt
Among the most populous countries in the world, the U.S. came on top with the highest rate of obesity among children and youth, namely 13 percent; while Egypt topped the list of obesity
Obesity & Hypertension
High blood pressure (hypertension) is a common health problem plaguing millions worldwide. Obesity is also an important public health problem with its high prevalence
Obesity& Immune Diseases
Obesity plays major role in triggering autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases like Crohn’s Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body
Obesity & Osteoarthritis
The link between being overweight or obese and having osteoarthritis (OA) in weight-bearing joints is fairly easy to understand, though it may be underestimated. Being just 10 pounds overweight
OBESITY & SLEEP DISTRBANCE
Obesity-related sleep disorders improve markedly with weight loss. Sustainable weight loss should be a primary aim in the management of severely obese patients with significant sleep
OBESITY & GALL BLADDER DISEASES
Higher body mass index (BMI) appears to be a causal risk factor for gallstones, particularly for women, Danish researchers found. In a large population study, increasing BMI was associated
OBESITY & STROKE DISEASES
Obesity in Patients with Established Cerebrovascular Disease. The prevalence and consequences of obesity among stroke patients have not been thoroughly studied.