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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079635/influences-of-age-obesity-and-adverse-drug-effects-on-balance-and-mobility-testing-scores-in-ambulatory-older-adults
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Eric Anson, Elizabeth Thompson, Brian L Odle, John Jeka, Zachary F Walls, Peter C Panus
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The adverse effects of drugs may influence results on tests of mobility and balance, but the drug-specific impact is not identified when using these tests. We propose that a quantitative drug index (QDI) will assist in assessing fall risk based on these tests, when combined with other fall risk variables. METHODS: Fifty-seven community-dwelling older adults who could walk independently on a treadmill and had Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) scores equal to or greater than 24 participated...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076370/dizziness-and-falls-in-obese-inpatients-undergoing-metabolic-rehabilitation
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Stefano Corna, Valentina Aspesi, Nicola Cau, Federica Scarpina, Natalia Gattini Valdés, Luigia Brugliera, Veronica Cimolin, Paolo Capodaglio
AIM: The relationship between dizziness and falls in the obese population is a relatively unexplored issue. The aims of the present study were to define the 1-year prevalence of dizziness in an obese inpatient population undergoing metabolic rehabilitation and to investigate possible correlations with fall events. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited 329 obese subjects: 203 female (BMI 43,74 kg/m2 ± 0.5 SE; age 17-83 years, 58.33 ± 0.9 SE) and 126 male (BMI 44,27kg/m2 ± 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040621/non-separable-time-preferences-novelty-consumption-and-body-weight-theory-and-evidence-from-the-east-german-transition-to-capitalism
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Davide Dragone, Nicolas R Ziebarth
This paper develops a dynamic model to illustrate how diet and body weight change when novel food products become available to consumers. We propose a microfounded test to empirically discriminate between habit and taste formation in intertemporal preferences. Moreover, we show that 'novelty consumption' and endogenous preferences can explain the persistent correlation between economic development and obesity. By empirically studying the German reunification, we find that East Germans consumed more novel Western food and gained more weight than West Germans when a larger variety of food products became readily accessible after the fall of the Wall...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026862/evaluation-of-the-accuracy-of-common-weight-estimation-formulae-in-a-zambian-paediatric-surgical-population
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L Bowen, M Zyambo, D Snell, J Kinnear, M D Bould
Limited resources and access to healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa are associated with high rates of malnourished children, although many countries globally are demonstrating increasing childhood obesity. This study evaluated how well current age- or height-based formulae estimate the weight of children undergoing surgery in Zambia. All children under 14 years of age presenting for elective surgery at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka, had both height and weight measured. Their actual weight was compared against estimated weight from various formulae...
December 27, 2016: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013362/the-impact-of-fat-and-obesity-on-bone-microarchitecture-and-strength-in-children
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Joshua N Farr, Paul Dimitri
A complex interplay of genetic, environmental, hormonal, and behavioral factors affect skeletal development, several of which are associated with childhood fractures. Given the rise in obesity worldwide, it is of particular concern that excess fat accumulation during childhood appears to be a risk factor for fractures. Plausible explanations for this higher fracture risk include a greater propensity for falls, greater force generation upon fall impact, unhealthy lifestyle habits, and excessive adipose tissue that may have direct or indirect detrimental effects on skeletal development...
December 24, 2016: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993343/the-heterogeneity-of-obesity-fitting-treatments-to-individuals-republished-article
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Kelly D Brownell, Thomas A Wadden
Body weight is regulated by a complex interaction of biological, behavioral, and cultural factors. The population as a whole is at risk for obesity because of increased intake of dietary fat, the consumption of calories in fewer meals per day, striking accessibility to palatable foods, and decreased physical activity. This risk may become a reality in individuals with certain biological predispositions (genetic tendency, low metabolic rate, increased fat cell number), specific eating patterns, and susceptibility to the extreme cultural pressure to be lean...
November 2016: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987017/life-in-the-fat-lane-seasonal-regulation-of-insulin-sensitivity-food-intake-and-adipose-biology-in-brown-bears
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K S Rigano, J L Gehring, B D Evans Hutzenbiler, A V Chen, O L Nelson, C A Vella, C T Robbins, H T Jansen
Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) have evolved remarkable metabolic adaptations including enormous fat accumulation during the active season followed by fasting during hibernation. However, these fluctuations in body mass do not cause the same harmful effects associated with obesity in humans. To better understand these seasonal transitions, we performed insulin and glucose tolerance tests in captive grizzly bears, characterized the annual profiles of circulating adipokines, and tested the anorectic effects of centrally administered leptin at different times of the year...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Comparative Physiology. B, Biochemical, Systemic, and Environmental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976559/clinical-accuracy-of-non-contact-infrared-thermometer-from-umbilical-region-in-children-a-new-side
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Hurşit Apa, Salih Gözmen, Şükran Keskin-Gözmen, Fatma Aslan, Nuri Bayram, İlker Devrim
Measurement from axillary site with digital thermometer has been accepted as the most accurate method. But this method is time consuming. Tympanic and forehead measurements are often used but don't always seem to be more appropriate. Another site, umbilical region, could be an alternative site. This study aims to compare the measurements with axillary digital thermometer and non-contact infrared thermometers at sites from umbilicus and forehead to determine whether umbilical site could be used accurately in children...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939237/weight-gain-reduction-among-2-year-college-students-the-choices-rct
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Leslie A Lytle, Melissa N Laska, Jennifer A Linde, Stacey G Moe, Marilyn S Nanney, Peter J Hannan, Darin J Erickson
INTRODUCTION: The young adult years have been recognized as an influential period for excess weight gain. Non-traditional students and those attending 2-year community colleges are at particularly high risk for a range of adverse weight-related outcomes. DESIGN: Choosing Healthy Options in College Environments and Settings was an RCT with students randomly assigned into a control or intervention condition after baseline assessment. The study was designed to evaluate if a 24-month weight-gain prevention intervention reduces the expected increase in BMI and overweight prevalence in young adults attending 2-year colleges...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938418/growing-up-in-portugal-cape-verdean-ancestry-children-exhibit-low-overweight-and-obesity-compared-with-portuguese-in-urban-lisbon
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A L André, C Padez, V Rosado-Marques, P L Griffiths, M I Varela-Silva
Portugal has one of the highest rates of childhood overweight and obesity in Europe. However, little is known about the health of ethnic minorities living in its capital city, Lisbon. The Cape Verdean community in Lisbon tend to have low educational levels, material deprivation and struggle with discrimination and racism, factors that would probably be associated with a higher prevalence of overweight and obesity. Data for the Cape Verdean population were collected in three different time periods by three different research teams in 1993, 2009 and 2013 and included children aged 6-12 years living in the Cova da Moura neighbourhood of the Greater Lisbon Metro Area...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Biosocial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27937737/multilevel-analysis-exploring-the-links-between-stress-depression-and-sleep-problems-among-two-year-college-students
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Deshira D Wallace, Marcella H Boynton, Leslie A Lytle
OBJECTIVE: This study explored the association of stress and depression with a multidimensional sleep problems construct in a sample of 2-year college students. PARTICIPANTS: The sample consisted of 440 students enrolled in 2-year study from Fall 2011 to Fall 2013. METHODS: Participants in an obesity prevention study completed surveys assessing sleep, stress, and depression at baseline, 4, 12, and 24 months. Multilevel models predicting sleep problems were conducted to distinguish episodic from chronic reports of stress and depression...
December 12, 2016: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936950/cardiometabolic-diseases-of-civilization-history-and-maturation-of-an-evolving-global-threat-an-update-and-call-to-action
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Richard Kones, Umme Rumana
Despite striking extensions of lifespan, leading causes of death in most countries now constitute chronic, degenerative diseases which outpace the capacity of health systems. Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in both developed and undeveloped countries. In America, nearly half of the adult population has at least one chronic disease, and polypharmacy is commonplace. Prevalence of ideal cardiovascular health has not meaningfully improved over the past two decades. The fall in cardiovascular deaths in Western countries, half due to a fall in risk factors and half to improved treatments, have plateaued, and this reversal is due to the dual epidemics of obesity and diabetes type 2...
December 12, 2016: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906690/the-long-road-to-leptin
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Jeffrey Friedman
Leptin is an adipose tissue hormone that functions as an afferent signal in a negative feedback loop that maintains homeostatic control of adipose tissue mass. This endocrine system thus serves a critical evolutionary function by protecting individuals from the risks associated with being too thin (starvation) or too obese (predation and temperature dysregulation). Mutations in leptin or its receptor cause massive obesity in mice and humans, and leptin can effectively treat obesity in leptin-deficient patients...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856041/the-importance-of-a-shared-definition-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-the-case-of-obese-women
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Luca Alessandro Gondoni, Anna Maria Titon, Mariella Montano, Ferruccio Nibbio, Gianandrea Bertone
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a risk factor for all-cause mortality. Left ventricular (LV) mass is usually indexed for normalizing the value to the patients phenotype and a correction by body surface area (BSA) is widely utilized being the only approved one according to the last echocardiography guidelines. However indexing LV mass by BSA may cause an underestimation of LVH prevalence in obese subjects and many authors have utilized in the obese subset of patients a correction by height(2...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824658/influences-of-resistance-training-on-physical-function-in-older-obese-men-and-women-with-sarcopenia
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Katja Stoever, Anke Heber, Sabine Eichberg, Klara Brixius
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Sarcopenic obesity is associated with disability, gait problems, and falls. Activities of daily living such as walking and climbing stairs are physically difficult or impossible for the individual with severe obesity. These aspects also limit participation in recreational activities or exercise programs. However, good muscle function is crucial to maintain functional independence. The objective of this study was to investigate the influence of resistance training on physical function in older, obese persons with sarcopenia...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818369/french-law-what-about-a-reasoned-reimbursement-of-serum-vitamin-d-assays
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Jean-Claude Souberbielle, Claude Laurent Benhamou, Bernard Cortet, Mickael Rousière, Christian Roux, Vered Abitbol, Cédric Annweiler, Maurice Audran, Justine Bacchetta, Pierre Bataille, Olivier Beauchet, Rémi Bardet, Alexandra Benachi, Francis Berenbaum, Hubert Blain, Françoise Borson-Chazot, Véronique Breuil, Karine Briot, Philippe Brunet, Jean-Claude Carel, Philippe Caron, Olivier Chabre, Philippe Chanson, Roland Chapurlat, Pierre Cochat, Régis Coutant, Sophie Christin-Maitre, Martine Cohen-Solal, Christian Combe, Catherine Cormier, Marie Courbebaisse, Grégory Debrus, Brigitte Delemer, Georges Deschenes, Marc Duquenne, Guillaume Duval, Patrice Fardellone, Denis Fouque, Gérard Friedlander, Jean-Bernard Gauvain, Lionel Groussin, Pascal Guggenbuhl, Pascal Houillier, Thierry Hannedouche, William Jacot, Rose-Marie Javier, Guillaume Jean, Claude Jeandel, Dominique Joly, Peter Kamenicky, Bertrand Knebelmann, Marie-Hélène Lafage-Proust, Yves LeBouc, Erick Legrand, Florence Levy-Weil, Agnès Linglart, Laurent Machet, Emmanuel Maheu, Eric Mallet, Christian Marcelli, Pierre Marès, Christophe Mariat, Gérard Maruani, Yves Maugars, France Montagnon, Bruno Moulin, Philippe Orcel, Henri Partouche, Virginie Personne, Charles Pierrot-Deseilligny, Michel Polak, Claire Pouteil-Noble, Dominique Prié, Agathe Raynaud-Simon, Yves Rolland, Jean-Louis Sadoul, Bernard Salle, Corinne Sault, Anne-Marie Schott, Isabelle Sermet-Gaudelus, Martin Soubrier, Ivan Tack, Eric Thervet, Isabelle Tostivint, Philippe Touraine, Florence Tremollières, Pablo Urena-Torres, Jean-Paul Viard, Jean-Louis Wemeau, Georges Weryha, Norbert Winer, Jacques Young, Thierry Thomas
The number of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) assays has increased tenfold in France in less than 10 years, sometimes for invalidated reasons. In 2013, the French National Authority for Health (Haute autorité de santé, or HAS) limited the indications for serum 25OHD measurements to rickets/osteomalacia, older adults with recurrent falls, monitoring of kidney transplant in adults, and surgical treatment of obesity in adults. Our aim here was to note that other indications for serum 25OHD measurements are supported by previous literature and by a number of national and international recommendations, in particular the following: any situation of bone fragility, any chronic renal failure <45 mL/min/1...
December 1, 2016: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818118/-medical-induced-abortion
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K Bettahar, A Pinton, T Boisramé, V Cavillon, S Wylomanski, I Nisand, D Hassoun
OBJECTIVE: Updated clinical recommendations for medical induced abortion procedure. METHODS: A systematic review of French and English literature, reviewing the evidence relating to the provision of medical induced abortion was carried out on PubMed, Cochrane Library and international scientific societies recommendations. RESULTS: The effectiveness of medical abortion is higher than 95% when the protocols are adjusted to gestational age (EL1)...
December 2016: Journal de Gynécologie, Obstétrique et Biologie de la Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804271/from-kindergarten-through-second-grade-u-s-children-s-obesity-prevalence-grows-only-during-summer-vacations
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Paul T von Hippel, Joseph Workman
OBJECTIVE: To assess the relative importance of school and nonschool risk factors, this study estimated whether overweight and obesity prevalence grows faster during the school year or during summer vacation. METHODS: In the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010-11, a nationally representative complex random sample of 18,170 U.S. children was followed from the fall of kindergarten in 2010 through the spring of second grade in 2013. Children's weight and heights were measured in schools each fall and spring...
November 2016: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799700/the-effect-of-age-and-body-mass-index-on-plantar-cutaneous-sensation-in-healthy-women
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Eylem Tütün Yümin, Tülay Tarsuslu Şimşek, Meral Sertel, Handan Ankaralı
[Purpose] This study was conducted to examine the effects of age and body mass index on plantar cutaneous sensation in healthy women. [Subjects and Methods] Two hundred and three healthy female volunteers over the age of 20 were included in the study. The statistical analyses were performed by considering the age and body mass index values of the individuals. The individuals were divided according to their ages and body mass index values. Foot pain was measured with a visual analogue scale and plantar cutaneous sensation using Semmes-Weinstein monofilaments...
September 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789616/bda-410-treatment-reduces-body-weight-and-fat-content-by-enhancing-lipolysis-in-sedentary-senescent-mice
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Andrea S Pereyra, Zhong-Min Wang, Maria Laura Messi, Tan Zhang, Hanzhi Wu, Thomas C Register, Elizabeth Forbes, Nelmi O Devarie-Baez, Daniel Clark Files, Martin C Abba, Cristina Furdui, Osvaldo Delbono
Loss of muscle mass and force with age leads to fall risk, mobility impairment, and reduced quality of life. This article shows that BDA-410, a calpain inhibitor, induced loss of body weight and fat but not lean mass or skeletal muscle proteins in a cohort of sedentary 23-month-old mice. Food and water intake and locomotor activity were not modified, whereas BDA-410 treatment decreased intramyocellular lipid and perigonadal fat, increased serum nonesterified fatty acids, and upregulated the genes mediating lipolysis and oxidation, lean phenotype, muscle contraction, muscle transcription regulation, and oxidative stress response...
October 27, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
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