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How to increase labor productivity of patients with AIDS in developing countries

Many patients with AIDS are receiving antiretroviral treatment via public programs especially in developing countries. Such programs are helpful for increasing the survival time of patients that in turn is beneficial for the well-being of their children.

The influence of phthalates and bisphenol A on the obesity development and glucose derangement

Obesity and diabetes epidemics represent a real health problem worldwide. There are about 2 billion overweight adults out of which over 600 million are obese. Based on National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reports it has been

The worldwide prevalence and phenotypic features of polycystic ovary syndrome

PCOS is the most common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age. Although many studies have investigated the prevalence of PCOS, there are discrepancies in their results. Even using the same subset of diagnostic criteria, the reasons

Role of fermented beverages in the maintenance of weight loss

Obesity is an increasingly prevalent disease and is associated with multiple chronic complications, such as diabetes mellitus, arterial hypertension, increased risk of cancer, etc. These complications may be ameliorated or even disappear after small but maintained weight

Type I interferons fuel adipose inflammation in obesity

When people get fat the visceral adipose tissue (VAT), fatty deposits inside the body that cling around the internal organs, get inflamed. This chronic low grade inflammation is termed metaflammation. Metaflammation has been found to contribute to

A natural product derived from fatty acids found in nuts and seeds reduce obesity

Obesity is a major worldwide epidemic. In the US, one third of the population is overweight, another third is obese. There are many complications of obesity, including metabolic syndrome, diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver, high blood pressure,

The most popular smartphone diet apps not required to be the most usable and effective apps

According to WHO global estimates, in 2014, about 13% of the world’s adult population (11% of men and 15% of women) was obese, while 39% of adults aged 18 years and older (38% of men and 40%

How sugar and fat affect our brain leading to a high blood pressure?

Obesity is a serious, chronic and pandemic disease that can have a negative effect on many systems in our body. People who are overweight or obese have a much greater risk of developing serious diseases including hypertension.

The gut balance solution to obesity

The gut hartbors trillions of microbes that support many critical functions throughout the body (Fig. 1.). These microorganisms collectively are called The Gut Microbiome and are mainly bacteria but are also known to contain yeasts, and even

Obesity in British and German online newspapers

How news articles discuss events and issues may impact how these events and issues are understood by people and what courses of action receive more support. Much has therefore been written about the news representation of obesity

What do patients think about regaining weight after weight-loss surgery?

Obesity is increasingly common and has devastating effects on society.  When an individual is obese, they are more likely to have heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and cancer.  Furthermore, obese people have less quality of life and

What do we know about weight regain following the sleeve gastrectomy weight loss operation?

Obesity is increasingly common and has devastating effects on society.  When an individual is obese, they are more likely to have heart disease, lung disease, diabetes and cancer.  Furthermore, obese people have less quality of life and

Efficacy of exercise intervention for weight loss in overweight and obese adolescents: Meta-analysis and implications

The global rise in obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has been linked to modifiable lifestyle factors, including lack of physical activity. However, no known meta-analysis has been conducted on the effects of exercise intervention on body

Identifying patients who are at risk of weight regain after obesity surgery

Surgery for obesity called bariatric surgery, is a highly effective treatment option for achieving and maintaining long-term weight loss.  It helps reduce the risk and often resolve medical problems that are associated with obesity including type 2

Body weight and age may predict severity of obstructive sleep apnea in children

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in children is a common clinical problem that causes obstruction to breathing during sleep. Affecting one in ten children, the growing prevalence of this problem has attracted national attention. The hallmark of OSA

Obesity enhances the risk of arrhythmia

The heart consists of 4 chambers in mammals. The upper two chambers are atria, and the lower ones are ventricles. Ventricles work as pump to eject blood to whole body. Atria have 2 important roles: 1) to