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Smoking and Weight Change After New Health Diagnoses in Older Adults

Archives of Internal Medicine Research on smoking cessation Smoking and patterns of diet and activity are the 2 leading underlying causes of death in the United States, yet the factors that prompt individuals to adopt healthier habits are not well underst ...

Modulation of Blood Pressure by Central Melanocortinergic Pathways

Geenfield, J. R. et al Research article on genetic and pharmacologic studies Weight gain and weight loss are associated with changes in blood pressure through unknown mechanisms. Central melanocortinergic signaling is implicated in the control of energy b ...

Common Variants near MC4R are Associated with Fat Mass, Weight and Risk of Obesity

Loos, R. J. et al Research article examining variants to obesity and insulin resistance To identify common variants influencing body mass index (BMI), the authors analyzed genome-wide association data from 16,876 individuals of European descent. After pre ...

Genome-wide association yields new sequence variants at seven loci that associate with measures of obesity

Thorleifsson, G. et al Study on genome-wide association (GWA) of the heritable factors of obesity Obesity results from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. To search for sequence variants that affect variation in two common measures of ob ...

Action on Smoking and Health

Action on Smoking and Health Tobacco, Smoking, Society. Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) Ireland is focused on reducing the impact of tobacco use in Irish society. Just under 7,000 Irish citizens die each year from the effects of tobacco related disease ...

YHeart

British Heart Foundation Website for 11-18 year olds promoting healthy lifestyles Yheart is an interactive website aimed at 11-18 year olds, promoting healthy lifestyles. It provides information on healthy eating, physical activity and heart health throug ...

Yoobot

British Heart Foundation Online game for students promoting healthy lifestyle choices Yoobot is an online game where students can create a mini version of themselves (by scanning in a photo) to feed and look after. There's a time accelerator within t ...

CBHF

British Heart Foundation Healthy lifestyle, Activity, Health promotion The CBHF website is an interactive website for 7-11 year olds. It includes games, activities and information on keeping your heart healthy and encourages healthy lifestyle choices. Car ...

Enjoy Healthy Eating.info

Public Health Agency (PHA) ADULT, BREASTFEEDING (INFANT), BREASTFEEDING (MOTHER), FOOD, HEALTHY EATING, NUTRITION, PREGNANCY, VEGETARIAN DIET This site is aimed at adults aged 18 years and over. It includes nutrition information through the life stages in ...

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)

Centre for Review and Dissemination OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT DARE contains 15,000 abstracts of systematic reviews including over 6,000 quality assessed reviews and details of all Cochrane reviews and protocols. The database focuses on the effects of interventi ...

Foresight Tackling Obesities: Future Choices Project

Foresight OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY The project gathered scientific evidence from across a wide range of disciplines to inform a strategic view of the issue of obesity. The Project's Director was Sir David King, Chief Scientific Adv ...

Six new loci associated with body mass index highlight a neuronal influence on body weight regulation

Willer, C. J. et al Research article on weight regulation and genes associated with body mass index Common variants at only two loci, FTO and MC4R, have been reproducibly associated with body mass index (BMI) in humans. To identify additional loci, we con ...

The Raised Incidence of Winter Deaths: Occasional Paper No. 7

Bowie, N., & Jackson, G. Seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels This short paper presents selected information, mainly in graphical form, that illustrates seasonal variations in Scottish mortality levels. In particular it focuses on measures ...