Exposure to pesticides and metals in day-to-day life tied to increased heart disease risk

The study found the strongest associations for metals and pesticides and coronary heart disease and atrial fibrillation, and further work should focus on which biological mechanisms play a role for metal-associated and pesticide-associated cardiovascular disease (CVDs). Many metals are strong inducers of oxidative stress which may result in CVD either directly or via increased inflammation

Exposure to pesticides and metals in day-to-day life tied to increased heart disease riskWorkplace exposure to metals and pesticides is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease in Hispanic and Latino workers, reveals research published online in the journal Heart. Language barriers and low levels of education, coupled with fears about job security and immigration status, may make this rapidly growing ethnic group especially vulnerable, say the […]

Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood, reveals study

New research has linked adolescent obesity with up to a four-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer later in life

Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood, reveals studyThe study’s results also suggest that overweight and even higher weight within the ‘normal’ weight range in men may increase pancreatic cancer risk in a graded manner. The findings are published early online in Cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world, and studies have linked adult obesity […]

Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer risk

Older women who lose weight may have a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintain or gain weight, a large American study suggests

Losing weight after menopause interlinked with lower breast cancer riskWhile obesity has long been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, previous research has offered a mixed picture of the potential for weight loss to help reduce that risk. For the current study, researchers assessed weight and height to calculate body mass index (BMI) for more than 61,000 women twice, three years apart. […]

Being overweight or underweight can shorten your lifespan by four years

Having excessively high or low body mass index (BMI) may raise a person’s risk of premature death, findings of a new study have revealed

Being overweight or underweight can shorten your lifespan by four years  The study, published Wednesday in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology and conducted by scientists at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, revealed that BMI that’s either too high or too low is tied to increased morbidity from a range of major diseases. Krishnan Bhaskaran, lead author of the study and associate professor of […]

#WorldObesityDay: Increased BMI linked with lower mental well-being, reveals study

 The study, published today (Wednesday, 26 September) in the BMJ, explored the impact of aspects of physical health, such as body weight, heart health and blood pressure, to see whether a wide age range of individuals with poorer physical health went on to be less happy and less satisfied with their lives

#WorldObesityDay: Increased BMI linked with lower mental well-being, reveals studyThere is an increasing need to prevent obesity because of the consequences for mental as well as physical health, new research by academics at the University of Bristol has found. Previous studies have shown that individuals who are happier and more satisfied with their lives tend to have better physical health and live longer than […]

TV in children’s room increases risk of obesity

Girls who had TVs in their bedrooms at the age of seven were 30 per cent more likely to be overweight when they were 11, compared to children who did not have TVs in their bedrooms. For boys, the risk was increased by about 20 per cent

TV in children’s room increases risk of obesityChildren who have TVs in their bedrooms are more likely to be overweight than those who do not, a study by University College London scientists suggests. For girls in particular, they found the longer spent watching TV, the more likely children were to put on weight. Researchers say there is now an urgent need to […]

Type-2 diabetes signs detectable years before diagnosis, reveal researchers

The findings suggest interventions to stop the disease in its tracks should begin far earlier in life

Type-2 diabetes signs detectable years before diagnosis, reveal researchersThe warning signs of type-2 diabetes may be detectable 20 years before the disease is diagnosed, researchers say. Elevated fasting blood sugar levels and insulin resistance were seen in people years before they developed pre-diabetes, often a pre-cursor to type-2, a study found. Another study found type-1 diabetes may be misdiagnosed after the age of […]

Key signs that your body is craving for more protein

The recommended daily intake for adult women and men is 46 grams and 56 grams respectively. It is possible for vegetarians, vegans, or people under other restrictive diets to experience a mild or severe deficiency without realising it. Here are a few signs to watch out for

Key signs that your body is craving for more proteinYou feel hungry all the time Find yourself overeating throughout the day? Your increased appetite may be a sign of inadequate protein in your diet, as noted by a 2013 study from the University of Sydney, Australia. “We found that regardless of your age or BMI, your appetite for protein is so strong that you […]

Study reveals: Urological problems lead to depression, sleep issues in men

The research found that risk of depression and sleep problems was common among the men, particularly older ones and those who were overweight or experiencing ‘lower urinary tract symptoms’

Study reveals: Urological problems lead to depression, sleep issues in menThis was the main conclusion that investigators at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) came to after studying 124 men aged 54, on average, who were attending a clinic specialising in men’s health. The men completed detailed questionnaires about mental and general health, sleep, and urologic conditions, such as erectile function and ease or difficulty […]

People who underwent weight-loss surgery had better job prospects, finds study

Obese adults who get surgery to lose weight may have an easier time getting a full-time job than they would without these operations, a French study suggests

People who underwent weight-loss surgery had better job prospects, finds studyResearchers followed 238 patients who had obesity surgery between 2010 and 2015. Before the procedures, 158 of them, or 66%, had full-time jobs; two years later 199, or 84%, were employed full-time. “Our study shows positives changes in employment status two years after bariatric surgery in a (severely) obese patient population,” said senior study author […]
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