SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- A majority of adults in California are obese or overweight, and more than 2 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, according to a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) --Researchers have shown that using specific drugs can protect nerve cells in mice from the lethal effects of Parkinson’s disease.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) --Naringenin, an antioxidant derived from the bitter flavor of grapefruits and other citrus fruits, may cause the liver to break down fat while increasing insulin sensitivity, a process that naturally occurs during long periods of fasting.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) --A new study finds that bariatric surgery- the surgical insertion of a band or other device, or partial removal of the stomach--is increasingly recognized as a way for morbidly obese adolescents to lose weight, and more of these patients are using the gastric banding method which has not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration for use in adolescents.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (ASRN.ORG) -- A national study finds a strong, consistent correlation between adult diabetes and particulate air pollution that persists after adjustment for other risk factors like obesity and ethnicity, report researchers. The relationship was seen even at exposure levels below the current EPA safety levels.
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Liz Di Bernardo