Johns Hopkins research on obese mice finds that the impact of dieting

Johns Hopkins research on obese mice finds that the impact of dieting

Johns Hopkins research on obese mice finds that the impact of dieting and losing weight benefits the heart health of the young, but not the older ones

In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function in young obese mice can be reversed when the animals lose weight from a low-calorie diet. However, older mice, who had been obese for a longer period of time, did not regain better heart function after …

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Known overweight and obesity risk factors

Known overweight and obesity risk factors

The prevalence of overweight is higher for men (70 percent) than women (62 percent). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of adults who are overweight or obese has continued to increase.
• About 68.3 million men age 20 and older are overweight or obese, that’s about 3.3 million more obese/overweight men than women!
• Of the 60 million obese adults in the U.S., 28.6 million of these are men.

On average, men die almost 6 years younger than women and suffer higher
mortality rates for …

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RICHARD A. KAHN, PhD joins as Chief Scientific Advisor

RICHARD A. KAHN, PhD joins as Chief Scientific Advisor

Richard A. Kahn, PhD., is the chief scientific advisor for the High Five for Men’s Health program for Building Healthier America, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing the negative trends in overweight/obesity in America. He is also an independent consultant/researcher and clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Prior to his retirement from the American Diabetes Association in June 2009, Dr. Kahn was responsible for all the scientific and medical affairs of the Association. He oversaw the professional education …

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