Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Certain Heartburn Drugs Likely To Increase Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A new study has found that commonly advised heartburn drugs that belong to proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study also found that the longer you take these OTC heartburn drugs, the more are the odds of developing type 2 diabetes.

Statins Linked To Improved Intestinal Bacterial Flora in Obese People, Study

A new study, published in the journal Nature, has found that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could improve the intestinal microbial flora and control inflammation in obese people. The study found that statins control inflammation caused by an unhealthy microbe called Bact2 enterotype.

Coronavirus ICU Admissions Twice As High for Patients with Obesity

New research has found that more and more people with obesity are admitted into the ICU due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. People with a BMI of more than 35 are at increased risk of ICU admissions than those with BMI between 30 and 34.

Factors Causing Childhood Obesity Are Different For Poorer and Wealthier Nations

A new study has found that the causative factors of childhood obesity are different for wealthier and poorer nations. The study also found that treating childhood obesity is a bit complex. Obesity in children could lead to type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular disease.

Role Of “Love Hormone” In Losing Weight

Love Hormone Losing Weight
Oxytocin hormone or “Love hormone” treatment works in solving the problem of obesity by making a person control his eating behavior. It is also efficient to improve sexual reproduction, mother-infant bonding, social interaction, anxiety, trust and childbirth.

Obesity-Associated Cancers Are Rising In Millennials, Says Study

Obesity Associated Cancers
Obesity-related cancers are rapidly increasing at a faster rate in younger generations than in older generations in the United States, says the American Cancer Society. There has been a steep rise in the past 40 years. Researchers suggest people to lose weight if they are obese to reduce the risk of certain cancers.