Researchers of Oregon State University have found that problems such as autoimmune disease, to clinical depression, and simple obesity
may in fact be linked to immune dysfunction that begins with a "failure to communicate" in the human gut.
and obesity hyperlipemia treated with otoacupoint pellet pressure and body acupuncture.
Today, two clinical phenotypes are recognized: (1) type I (Madelung collar), affecting predominantly males with fat accumulation in the neck, nape of the neck, shoulders, upper arms, and upper back; and (2) type II, which also affects women and is characterized by a female fat distribution in the upper back, deltoid region, upper arms, hips, and upper thigh region, giving the appearance of simple obesity
If it's simple obesity
with no medical condition causing them to be this big, it's a real shame if children are getting to that stage so young that they're having to have their environment adapted for them simply because of their weight.
Holsen's team conducted fMRI brain scans of individuals with one of three eating conditions - anorexia nervosa, simple obesity
, and Prader-Willi syndrome (extreme obesity) - as well as healthy control subjects.
The researchers wanted to know whether simple obesity
could raise cardiovascular disease risk before the metabolic syndrome develops, and thus screened over 300 individuals ages 7 to 18 years.