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Conferenza stampa online sull’Urban Obesity

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 17 maggio 2020

Milano 18 maggio, ore 11.00-12.00. L’obesità rappresenta uno dei principali problemi di salute pubblica a livello mondiale sia perché la sua prevalenza è in costante aumento sia perché è un importante fattore di rischio per diverse malattie croniche, quali diabete tipo 2, malattie cardiovascolari e tumori. Inoltre, diversi recenti studi e analisi hanno evidenziato come l’obesità rappresenti anche un importante fattore di rischio per l’aggravamento degli esiti dell’infezione da Sars-Cov 2, in particolare tra i pazienti più giovani.
L’aumento a livello globale dell’incidenza di obesità, e delle malattie non trasmissibili in genere, è da attribuire ai sempre maggiori livelli di urbanizzazione, oltre che all’invecchiamento della popolazione, a stili di vita più sedentari e al consumo di cibi non salutari. Per questo motivo, nell’ambito del progetto Milano Cities Changing Diabetes, amministratori, esperti, società scientifiche e associazioni di pazienti e di cittadinanza hanno sottoscritto la Carta di Milano sull’Urban Obesity, un’assunzione di responsabilità per rendere le nostre città ambienti più salutari e meno obesogeni.Il documento, le sue finalità e gli impegni sottesi all’adesione ai suoi principi saranno illustrati nel corso della conferenza, cui interverranno:
Maria Pia Abbracchio, Prorettore Vicario dell’Università degli Studi di Milano con delega a Strategie e Politiche della Ricerca
Luca Busetto, Co-chair Obesity Management Task Force EASO (European Association for the Study of Obesity)
Michele Carruba, Presidente Centro di Studio e Ricerche sull’Obesità, Università degli studi di Milano
Giuseppe Fatati, Presidente IO-NET (Italian Obesity Network)
Andrea Lenzi, Coordinatore Open (Obesity Policy Engagement Network) Italia
Enzo Nisoli, Direttore Centro di Studio e Ricerche sull’Obesità, Università degli studi di Milano

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World obesity day

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 marzo 2020

Roma. La giornata che è in programma oggi è stata annullata dagli organizzatori. Resta il problema. Per questo motivo lasciamo inalterato il comunicato con l’auspicio che l’evento possa essere riproposto quanto prima. Era stato promosso da World Obesity Federation, Società Italiana dell’Obesità (SIO), Italian Obesity Network (IO- NET), Obesity Policy Engagement Network (OPEN) e Amici obesi Onlus, in collaborazione con Changing Obesity. Secondo i dati dell’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità (Oms) l’obesità e il sovrappeso interessano 2,3 miliardi di persone nel mondo, rappresentando una vera e propria emergenza sanitaria che sta diventando sempre più onerosa dal punto di vista sociale, economico e clinico.La maggior parte delle persone ritiene che l’obesità sia il semplice risultato di una serie di scelte di vita sbagliate, in realtà, è una malattia multifattoriale ed eterogenea che ha radici profonde. Il World Obesity Day, istituito per sensibilizzare sul tema dell’obesità e cambiare il modo di parlare di questa malattia, sarà l’occasione di confronto tra Istituzioni, mondo medico-scientifico e associazioni pazienti.

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“Together, we can change the narrative around obesity”

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 22 febbraio 2020

Roma mercoledì 4 marzo – ore 10.00 Auditorium “Cosimo Piccinno” del Ministero della salute Lungotevere Ripa 1. Secondo i dati dell’Organizzazione mondiale della sanità (Oms) l’obesità e il sovrappeso interessano 2,3 miliardi di persone nel mondo, rappresentando una vera e propria emergenza sanitaria che sta diventando sempre più onerosa dal punto di vista sociale, economico e clinico.La maggior parte delle persone ritiene che l’obesità sia il semplice risultato di una serie di scelte di vita sbagliate, in realtà, è una malattia multifattoriale ed eterogenea che ha radici profonde. Il World Obesity Day, istituito per sensibilizzare sul tema dell’obesità e cambiare il modo di parlare di questa malattia, sarà l’occasione di confronto tra Istituzioni, mondo medico-scientifico e associazioni pazienti.

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Barometer obesity in Italia

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 aprile 2019

In Italia, il 46 per cento degli adulti (18 anni e più), ovvero oltre 23 milioni di persone, e il 24,2 per cento tra bambini e adolescenti (6-17 anni), vale a dire 1 milione e 700mila persone, è in eccesso di peso. In entrambe le fasce di età si osservano delle differenze in base al genere; le donne mostrano un tasso di obesità inferiore (9,4 per cento) rispetto agli uomini (11,8 per cento). Ancora più marcata è la differenza tra i bambini e adolescenti, di cui il 20,8 per cento delle femmine è in eccesso di peso rispetto al 27,3 per cento dei maschi.
L’analisi territoriale conferma come l’eccesso di peso sia un problema molto diffuso soprattutto al Sud e nelle Isole; in particolare tra i più giovani, dove sono ben il 31,9 e 26,1 per cento rispettivamente i bambini e gli adolescenti in eccesso di peso, rispetto al 18,9 per cento dei residenti del Nord-Ovest, il 22,1 per cento del Nord-Est e il 22 per cento del Centro. Tra gli adulti, le diseguaglianze territoriali sono meno marcate: il tasso di adulti obesi varia dall’11,8 per cento al Sud e nelle Isole, al 10,6 e 10,2 per cento nel Nord-Est e Nord-ovest rispettivamente, fino all’8,8 per cento del Centro. Anche per la sedentarietà emerge un forte gap territoriale Nord – Sud. Fatta eccezione per la Sardegna, nella maggior parte delle regioni meridionali e insulari più di un terzo dei giovani non pratica né sport né attività fisica e le percentuali più elevate si rilevano in Sicilia (42 per cento), Campania (41,3 per cento) e Calabria (40,1 per cento).
Questi sono alcuni dei dati del rapporto di Istat realizzato per l’Italian Obesity Barometer Report presentato a Roma in occasione del 1st Italian Obesity summit – Changing ObesityTM meeting, organizzato dall’Italian Barometer Diabetes Observatory (IBDO), con il patrocinio del Ministero della Salute, ANCI – Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani, Intergruppo Parlamentare Qualità di vita nelle Città, Sport, Salute e Benessere, ADI – Associazione Italiana di Dietetica e Nutrizione Clinica, Amici Obesi, Italian Obesity Network (IO- NET), SIE – Società Italiana di Endocrinologia, SIEDP – Società Italiana Endocrinologia e Diabetologia Pediatrica, SIMG – Società Italiana di Medicina Generale e delle Cure Primarie, SICOB – Società Italiana di Chirurgia dell’OBesità e delle malattie metaboliche, SIO – Società Italiana dell’Obesità e il contributo non condizionato di Novo Nordisk.
Oltre alla differenza di diffusione dell’obesità tra Nord e Sud Italia, si riscontra un divario anche tra zone rurali e centri urbani: la percentuale più elevata di persone obese, pari al 12 per cento, si rileva nei piccoli centri sotto i 2 mila abitanti, mentre nei centri dell’area metropolitana tale quota scende all’8,8 per cento. Tuttavia, dal 2001 al 2017, gli incrementi più elevati nelle prevalenze dell’obesità si sono osservati proprio nei centri delle aree metropolitane (da 6,8 per cento a 8,8 per cento) e nelle loro periferie (da 8,2 per cento a 10,9 per cento).“Oltre alle disuguaglianze territoriali, un importante ruolo lo gioca il livello di istruzione. Un elevato titolo di studio rappresenta, infatti, un fattore protettivo per l’obesità, soprattutto per quanto riguarda la prevenzione a vari livelli e ancor più per quella primaria”.
“L’obesità si manifesta a causa di uno squilibrio tra introito calorico e spesa energetica con conseguente accumulo dell’eccesso di calorie in forma di trigliceridi nei depositi di tessuto adiposo. Si tratta di una patologia eterogenea e multifattoriale, al cui sviluppo concorrono sia fattori genetici e biologici che ambientali” afferma Paolo Sbraccia, Vice Presidente IBDO Foundation e Professore Ordinario di Medicina Interna dell’Università di Roma “Tor Vergata” che ha coordinato l’Italian Obesity Barometer Report.

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3rd Health City Forum e 11th Italian Barometer Diabetes & Obesity Forum

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 28 giugno 2018

Roma. Lunedì 2 luglio ore 14.30-20.00 Sala congressi Loyola presso la Pontificia Università Gregoriana, Piazza della Pilotta 4 3rd Health City Forum – 2nd Roma Cities Changing Diabetes Summit – Creating the world of tomorrow e 11th Italian Barometer Diabetes & Obesity Forum martedì 3 luglio ore 9.00-14.00. I cambiamenti demografici in corso, che includono l’urbanizzazione, il peggioramento degli stili di vita, l’invecchiamento della popolazione e l’isolamento sociale si riflettono in una crescita costante della prevalenza di diabete e obesità. Secondo i dati dell’International Diabetes Federation (IDF), sono 246 milioni (65 per cento) le persone che hanno ricevuto una diagnosi di diabete e abitano nei centri urbani, rispetto ai 136 milioni delle aree rurali. La principale arma a disposizione per frenare questa avanzata è la prevenzione, attraverso la modifica di quei fattori ambientali, educativi e culturali che la favoriscono. Per questo motivo è fondamentale che le Istituzioni e le amministrazioni locali si dedichino a politiche in grado di trasformare le città in ambienti della salute, coinvolgendo anche il pubblico nella ricerca e applicazione di strumenti per rendere l’ambiente urbano più sostenibile.Al Forum saranno presenti istituzioni italiane, esponenti politici, rappresentanti del mondo accademico e associazioni di pazienti, al fine di analizzare le diverse iniziative volte ad affrontare la pandemia di diabete e obesità sotto diversi punti di vista: medico, urbanistico, logistico.

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Obesity trebles in Brazil schoolchildren over 30 years

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 settembre 2016

fortaleza-brazilFortaleza, Brazil Obesity has trebled in schoolchildren in Brazil over the past 30 years, reveals research presented at the Brazilian Congress of Cardiology. The study in more than 5000 children in Rio de Janeiro found obesity rose from 6% in 1986 to 18% in 2016.  The annual congress of the Brazilian Society of Cardiology (SBC) is held in Fortaleza from 23 to 25 September 2016. Experts from the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) will present a special programme.“Our findings are worrying, given that adults who were obese in childhood and adolescence are the most common victims of early death from cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke,” said last author Dr Andréa Araújo Brandão, a cardiologist at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and abstract coordinator for the congress.The investigators evaluated the rates of obesity, overweight and high blood pressure in 3897 children aged 10 to 15 years attending schools in Rio de Janeiro in 1986 and 1987. They returned to the same schools 30 years later and conducted the same measurements in 1722 children of the same age.They found that the prevalence of overweight and obesity combined nearly doubled over the 30 year period, from 17% to 32%. There was a greater increase in obesity (6% versus 18%) compared to overweight (11% versus 14%) after 30 years.The prevalence of high blood pressure declined between the two periods (11% versus 8%). In 2016, central obesity was present in 46% of the schoolchildren and 60% did not take part in any physical activity.
“Unhealthy lifestyles are becoming more common in schoolchildren in Brazil, with increased intake of processed food that is high in calories and sugar,” said Dr Brandão. “Meals and snacks are often eaten away from home, physical activity is low and leisure time is often sedentary.” “We found a lower prevalence of blood pressure than 30 years ago which could be because we changed from the auscultatory to the oscilometric method of measurement,” she added. “It is worth noting that more children in 2016 had isolated diastolic hypertension and combined systolic/diastolic hypertension, which carry a poor prognosis.” “The high rates of obesity in children in Brazil today puts them at greater risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, low self esteem and even depression,” said Dr Brandão. “There is no doubt that we need to encourage healthier habits among these young people,” she continued. “It is of utmost importance to adopt public policies to regulate food in school canteens and impose restrictions on food advertising. Encouraging physical activity at schools and at home, and the reduction of sedentary leisure time, are also important measures.” Dr Brandão concluded: “Family involvement is critical and fundamental to successfully improving children’s lifestyle habits. Paediatricians are key players in the early diagnosis of excess weight and blood pressure changes. Starting at three years of age, every child should have their blood pressure measured each year.” Professor Fausto Pinto, ESC immediate past-president and course director of the ESC programme in Brazil, said: “Prevention of heart disease starts at a young age.2 Children should be encouraged to be physically active and avoid prolonged periods of sitting. Legislation is needed to restrict marketing of unhealthy foods to children and parents should avoid smoking when children are present.” (Authors: ESC Press Office)

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Obesity needs urgent action warns research organisation

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 maggio 2016

bruxelles (1). The leading organisation responsible for research into obesity in Europe has warned that unless something is quickly done to tackle the region’s rising obesity epidemic, it is going to have a devastating effect on healthcare costs and productivity.The warning, from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), comes in the wake of several reports showing that obesity and overweightness continue to increase at an alarming rate and will affect more than half of all European citizens by 2030. In some countries it may be as high as 90%.EASO, and its member associations in 32 countries in Europe, will be staging various events to draw attention to the situation and to create greater awareness and understanding of obesity as part of the activities for European Obesity Day this Saturday (21 May).According to World Health Organisation, obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries in Europe since the 1980s.It is now costing European countries more than €70 billion in healthcare and lost productivity.
Two reports in the medical journal, the Lancet[i], have also highlighted the sheer magnitude of the global obesity epidemic and have highlighted a huge rise in type 2 diabetes as a result.
Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain forms of cancer, are among a number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are all a greater risk to people with excess weight.
European Obesity Day is organised annually by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) to bring people together and to increase knowledge about obesity and the many other diseases on which it impacts.Other major disease organisations, including those related to Cancer, Diabetes, cardiovascular, hypertension, diet and liver disease are also taking part to highlight the dangers that overweight and obesity causes to those diseases too.As well as events on the day itself, many of the EASO National Associations have also been organising various initiatives over recent weeks.These have included public awareness campaigns throughout France and Spain; lectures on the importance of fresh food and vegetables for school children and symposia in medical universities in Bulgaria; public events to measure key health indicators in Bratislava, Trnava and Kosice in Slovakia; Presentations and discussions in the Parliament and at regional level in Italy; and numerous obesity advice initiatives with the media around Europe.In line with the theme for European Obesity Day 2016, Action for a Healthier Future, people across all EU member states are being encouraged to participate.
At a European level, EASO has expressed its support for a Written Declaration that has been initiated in the European Parliament. It calls for greater recognition of obesity as a disease by EU Member States.“Obesity is a complex and chronic disease with numerous causes, many of which are beyond an individual’s control,” says EASO President, Professor Hermann Toplak. “The causes can range from genetic and endocrine conditions to environmental factors, such as stress, diet and increasingly sedentary working patterns.
“A healthier lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular physical activity can help maintain a normal weight. However, obesity is a chronic disease and should be recognised and treated as such. Accepting and supporting people with obesity will help them seek the help and treatment they need,” he said.

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Obesity Day to highlight growing obesity epidemic in Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 marzo 2016

obesoBrussels. The growing obesity epidemic, which is predicted to affect more than half of all European citizens by 2030, will be the focus of European Obesity Day to be held on 21 May.According to World Health Organisation, obesity is one of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century. Its prevalence has tripled in many countries of the WHO European Region since the 1980s, and the numbers of those affected continue to rise at an alarming rate.In addition to causing various physical disabilities and psychological problems, excess weight drastically increases a person’s risk of developing a number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.The risk of developing more than one of these diseases also increases with increasing body weight. Obesity is already responsible for 2–8% of health costs and 10–13% of deaths in different parts of the Region, says WHO. It is also now the 5th leading cause of death worldwide.European Obesity Day is organised by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) in conjunction with its 32 member associations in 32 countries. As well as events on the day itself, various initiatives will be taking place throughout Europe during the month beforehand.
Other major disease organisations, including those related to Cancer, Diabetes, cardiovascular, hypertension, diet and liver disease will also be taking part to highlight the dangers that overweight and obesity causes to those diseases too.Last year, EASO published the findings of a survey among 14,000 members of the public in seven European countries, showing that the majority of people underestimate their own weight, misjudge the weight of others around them, and appear to have little knowledge of the consequences.It also showed that the vast majority of people regard obesity as a problem purely of personal lifestyle, rather than recognising that there are other underlying issues which society needs to address.“Obesity is a complex and chronic disease with numerous causes, many of which are beyond an individual’s control,” says EASO President, Professor Hermann Toplak. “The causes can range from genetic and endocrine conditions to environmental factors, such as stress, diet and increasingly sedentary working patterns. “A healthier lifestyle, including a healthy diet and regular physical activity can help maintain a normal weight. However, obesity is a chronic disease and should be recognised and treated as such. Accepting and supporting people with obesity will help them seek the help and treatment they need,” he said.WHO says that both societies and governments need to act to curb the epidemic. “National policies should encourage and provide opportunities for greater physical activity, and improve the affordability, availability and accessibility of healthy foods. They should also encourage the involvement of different government sectors, civil society, the private sector and other stakeholders.”Professor Toplak agrees that Obesity has become a symptom of our rapidly changing society. “Individuals are vulnerable to changes in food production, processing and marketing and to changes in physical work and transportation. Many of these changes are linked to obesity so we should look out for and take action on changes in the wider society as well as for individuals,” he added.In line with the theme for European Obesity Day 2016, Action for a Healthier Future, people across all EU member states are being encouraged to participate.

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Researchers publish findings of a €3.7m spotlight on obesity

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 29 febbraio 2016

obesoA cross-European team of researchers have reported the results of the four-year, €3.7m SPOTLIGHT study into measures to prevent adult obesity and the role of the environment. They find that urban planners have a responsibility to ensure that the neighbourhoods they design will promote healthy behaviour, and better still if the environment can encourage social networking and community support.
The researchers also find that local interventions to prevent obesity and encourage healthy behaviour need to be adapted to local needs, and the planning of interventions should involve the people being targeted. This may require ‘two-phase’ funding, with an initial fund for participatory design and piloting of a project, and a second phase to implement it if the initial phase shows promise.
“Health promotion in communities is important, and can be successful,” said SPOTLIGHT project coordinator Dr Jeroen Lakerveld of the VU University Medical Canter, Amsterdam. “But short-term funding for community projects may lead to frustration and poor project morale. The agencies that supply funding need to realise that sustained support is needed to get sustained results. Promoting strong communities and re-designing the built environment can contribute significantly to sustainable changes in health behaviour.”

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Exercising and Dieting Not Enough to Stop UK Obesity Freight Train – Dr Berardi

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 22 maggio 2012

What scientists call "Overweight" ch...

What scientists call “Overweight” changes with our knowledge of human health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bradford, England, (PRNewswire) A leading nutritional expert has called for more to be done by influential figures within the UK health and fitness industry after branding worrying obesity and diabetes levels as “freight trains running out of control”. Dr John Berardi, who was recently in the UK attending the FitPro convention, is a prominent researcher in the field of exercise and nutritional science and he believes a greater emphasis needs to be placed on engaging with and educating people of all ages on the benefits of eating healthy and exercising on a regular basis. Nearly a third of all children in the UK are now believed to be classified as overweight and just over a quarter of adults in England were classified as obese in 2010, highlighting how a major cultural problem is escalating. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Predator Nutrition founder Reggie Johal, Dr Berardi said: “While the health and fitness industry in the UK always impresses me, as a health and fitness culture, the UK is doing just about as poorly as we are in North America. “Personally, I split my time between the US and Canada, living part of the year in each country. And whether it’s the US, Canada, or the UK, we’re all struggling. Obesity and diabetes seem like freight trains running out of control. “Of course, that’s not a fitness industry thing. Instead, it has everything to do with the combination of sedentary labor, few natural opportunities for exercise and movement, huge access to high calorie, processed foods, and a tremendous amount of personal stress. “Just telling people to eat less and exercise more doesn’t work. Sure, it theoretically could work. But it can be damn hard for some people to get moving in this direction.”And the problem isn’t necessarily willpower. I know that’s hard to understand at first. But once you have a family to take care of, become a full-time member of a sedentary work force, and become responsible for meeting the needs of either young children or aging parents – and you have to do it all on a limited budget – does it become apparent why this is so hard for people.”That’s why I’m so passionate about reaching people where they’re at. Honestly, the obesity epidemic isn’t going to be solved by the fitness industry unless we reimagine what it is we do. Because, right now, the industry is confined to the four walls of gyms and health clubs.”It’s only when we’re willing reach out beyond fitness club walls and engage people at home, in their workplaces, and in the other places they spend time, that we’ll really have the impact we hope to.” Predator Nutrition is a prominent UK sports nutrition retailer. Follow them on Twitter and Facebook, and circle them on Google+ to receive news of the latest offers and money-saving deals.

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Pet Obesity Concerns Prompt Better Pet Insurance Checks

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 28 aprile 2012

London, (PRNewswire) The rise in pet obesity in the UK has concerned many responsible pet owners. Obese pets could lead to special veterinary care and expensive bills. To minimise the cost of vet care, many pet owners are visiting price comparison sites, such as comparethemarket.com, to find a good deal on pet insurance.
Veterinary charity PDSA warns that pet obesity, particularly in dogs, could become an epidemic* causing them to create the Pet Fit Club. It estimates that over one in three dogs in the UK are overweight or obese, leading to increased risk of serious health conditions and lower life expectancy. For owners who are concerned about their pet’s weight, the charity recommends seeking advice from their vets.Pet insurance is important for many owners, enabling them to give their pets the care that they need. With so many different levels and types of cover, it can be confusing to shop for the right insurance policy. This is why many pet owners are turning to price comparison websites to help them choose the right policy for their needs and avoid paying more than they need.Andrew Stocks, Director at comparethemarket.com said: “The right pet insurance can really help owners afford the best care for their pets, particularly if they are seeking ongoing vet care to tackle a weight problem. comparethemarket.com can help owners to find the right level of cover to suit their needs. By comparing policies and providers from across the market, pet owners can shop around and potentially save money through lower premiums.”Specialising in more than just pet insurance, comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products including car insurance, home insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, credit cards and loans. It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities including electricity, gas, phone, broadband and digital TV.
comparethemarket.com was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK’s leading price comparison websites. comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.

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A Novel Treatment of Chronic Ulcers

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 gennaio 2012

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London Bridge Bioresearch PLC (BBR) announced on the 20th of December 2011, that it has received approval for a phase 2a trial concerning Diabetic Foot Ulcer treatment with isoniazide.
The target molecule has patent protection for treatment based on Isoniazid embedded into a wound dressing and/or as a traditional tablet. Preliminary evidence has shown that isoniazide reduces the healing time of difficult to heal wounds such as pressure ulcers, chronic /venous ulcers and diabetic ulcers. Embedding Isoniazide directly into the dressing instead of applying it systematically could increase local therapeutic effect, reduce systemic side effects of the treatment and increase the ease of the use of the product. Currently no effective treatments exist for the chronic wounds.
Mary Anne Crandall in her report “World Wound Care Markets 2010” (June 2010) said many wounds do not heal at all and many lead to either amputation or death. Improving healing times and percentages of healed wounds would therefore greatly improve healthcare costs and patients’ quality of life. Moreover, Mr. Per Fischer from Fischer BioConsult ApS states: “That about 80% of the total cost of treating such wounds originates from nursing care, changing bandages, etc.; a significant reduction in healing times wound result in a very substantial reduction in health cost. In addition, the quality of life of the patients would also be greatly improved. It is therefore expected that a product with such characteristics would be in great demand.”
In 2009, the total wound care market reached $14 billion USD, with annual growth rates running at 6.5%. It is projected that the market to reach some US$19 billion in 2014. The global distribution of market value in 2009 was US/CA 41%, EU 36%, JP 6%, and ROW 17%. In 2014 it is expected to be: US/CA 38%, EU 35%, JP 8%, and ROW 19%. The present invention indicates much faster healing time, possibly up to a 50% reduction in healing time, resulting in 3 months of therapy on average for the new product, equivalent to approximately 34 dressing being used for patients at 2.5 dressing per week states Mr.Fischer.
Bridge BioResearch PLC (BBR) is a drug development company with the corporate focus on Obesity, Type II Diabetes and related metabolic disorders as well as clinical stage testing. BBR continuously monitors databases for drug development and patents within the area. Targets are carefully selected for evaluation through proprietary assessment tools.

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Obesity day a Empoli

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 7 ottobre 2009

10 ottobre torna, anche per quest’anno, l’Obesity Day, la giornata di sensibilizzazione nazionale su sovrappeso e salute organizzata dall’Associazione italiana di dietetica e nutrizione clinica (ADI) che vede coinvolti più di 200 tra centri di dietetica e unità operative di igiene degli alimenti e nutrizione, fra le quali anche quella dell’Asl 11. Uno stand informativo verrà allestito presso il Centro* Empoli, in via Raffaello Sanzio, all’ingresso della saletta della sezione soci coop. Medici e dietisti del dipartimento di prevenzione dell’Asl 11 saranno a disposizione dell’utenza, dalle 9.00 alle 12.00, per effettuare il calcolo dell’indice di massa corporeo e la misurazione della circonferenza vita, rilasciare consigli ed opuscoli informativi in merito all’alimentazione, all’etichetta nutrizionale dei prodotti e ai modi per migliorare o mantenere il proprio peso. Il tema dell’Obesity day di quest’anno, “Ogni grande impresa inizia sempre con un primo passo”, vuole evidenziare  che la modifica delle proprie abitudini alimentari e la perdita di peso non sono percorsi facili e veloci, ma che, se coscientemente motivati, fare il primo passo costituisce la scelta concreta, il “mettere in atto” che rafforza la volontà, infonde nuova energia e proietta in una dimensione positiva.  Quest’anno l’iniziativa acquisirà ad Empoli un’importanza ulteriore in quanto si inserirà nel contesto del “Ben…essere day”, la giornata che sarà dedicata anche alla medicina naturale e fitoterapia (Green Day) e all’attività fisica, con la quinta edizione di Afa day 2009. Le tre iniziative vogliono sottolineare che per raggiungere ad una condizione di benessere occorre agire su più fronti contemporaneamente: una sana alimentazione, un’equilibrata attività fisica e stile di vita attivo, il privilegiare ciò che la natura mette a disposizione sia come alimenti sia come specialità medicinali. http://www.obesityday.org.

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