Medical Breakthroughs on Obesity

By Jason Myers

WHO reported that there are by now 1 billion adults who are overweight and 300, 000 of them are identified as obese. The increasing number of overweight and obese people has grown at an alarming speed; it has also arrived at worldwide epidemic proportions. Reasons of obesity have been linked to over consumption of food that are rich in sugar and saturated fats that are animal-based, inactive lifestyle, and the modified eating patterns among cultures in highly modernized areas around the world.

Obesity is one of the many reasons of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and some kinds of cancer. Today obesity has tuned out to be one of the most public medical issues specifically among developing countries.

If this concern is not addressed to immediately, people will be at risk of deadly diseases due to obesity. Medical science the world over has continuously in research of medical breakthroughs on obesity. This is in reply to the worldwide requirement to stop health-connected risk of obesity. A research in Albert Einstein College of Medicine's medical researchers has yet to be proven as one of the medical breakthroughs on obesity.

According to the research that maintaining the amount of fatty acids in the brain may be the cure to obesity. Furthermore the research aims to modify the effects of molecular substance malonyl CoA. This molecule is supposed to have been an effect on the actions of the hypothalamus, which as a result enhances the hunger of an individual.

If the scientist can found a way to change the content of malonyl CoA in the brain, people will not crave anymore for so much food. This research is posing pledge to cure obesity to children and adults alike, although it is yet to be tested on humans.

Medical researchers from Imperial College have discovered a way to reduce the craving for food in people. Injecting a drug that increases the oxyntomodulin content in the stomach was being conducted in diabetic patients. This hormone, which is created naturally by the body sends message to the brain that the stomach is full. - 30540

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