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New study identifies specific obesity-related risk factors for kidney cancer

A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer, and identifies several specific obesity-related factors.

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People with obesity – their heroic battle to defeat their genes in a hostile hypercaloric sedentary environment

Obesity is defined as an excessive accumulation of body fat that causes health problems. Current data indicate that the incidence of obesity has increased to epidemic proportions in the last 40 years.

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Dr Marwan Elbagoury
Dr Marwan Elbagoury
Marwan is an Alexandria University, Pharmacy graduate (2006), MBA from Cambridge KIPP (2015), Bachelor of Law graduate (2018), M.Sc. of Advanced Oncology (2018). He has over ten years experience in multinational biotechnology companies and has twelve scientific papers published.
Dr Marwan Elbagoury
Dr Marwan Elbagoury
Dr Marwan Elbagoury
Marwan is an Alexandria University, Pharmacy graduate (2006), MBA from Cambridge KIPP (2015), Bachelor of Law graduate (2018), M.Sc. of Advanced Oncology (2018). He has over ten years experience in multinational biotechnology companies and has twelve scientific papers published.

The treatment of obesity and CVD

The expansion of obesity has increased dramatically around the world. Obesity is defined as excessive storage of energy in the form of fats.1 It is one of the most common nutritional disorder in developing countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) declared that obesity has become a global health problem, which can lead to a variety of serious conditions. In addition

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Dr Shaza Shaaban Zackaria
Dr Shaza Shaaban Zackaria
Experienced family physician with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. Skilled in nonprofit organizations, epidemiology, reproductive health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and healthcare. She has a Master's degree focussed on respiratory medicine from University of South Wales.
Dr Shaza Shaaban Zackaria
Dr Shaza Shaaban Zackaria
Dr Shaza Shaaban Zackaria
Experienced family physician with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and health care industry. Skilled in nonprofit organizations, epidemiology, reproductive health, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and healthcare. She has a Master's degree focussed on respiratory medicine from University of South Wales.

Is obesity an identified risk factor in asthma patients?

Asthma is one of the commonest chronic diseases around the globe where it is reported that around 300 million people are suffering of this disease.

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[i] Shoshtari, M. H., Malayeri, H. T., & Bejestani, H. S. (2017). The relationship between body mass index and increased airway reactivity based on methacholine challenge test results. Advances in Dermatology and Allergology/Postȩpy Dermatologii I Alergologii, 34(6), 580–586. http://doi.org/10.5114/ada.2017.72465

[ii] Dixon AE, Peters U.(2018) The effect of obesity on lung function.Expert Rev Respir Med.14:1-13

[iii] Bates, J. H. T. (2016). Physiological Mechanisms of Airway Hyper responsiveness in Obese Asthma. American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology, 54(5), 618–623. http://doi.org/10.1165/rcmb.2016-0019PS

[iv] Rasmussen, F and Hancox, R.J.(2014)Mechanisms of obesity in asthma. Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology14(1)35-43

[v] Forno,E. Han,Y-Y. Mullen,J.Celedon,J.C.(2018) Overweight, Obesity, and Lung Function in Children and Adults—A Meta-analysis.Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice. 6 (2), 570-581.e10, Copyright © 2017 American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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