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2012-11-28 00:21:57

CHICAGO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Visceral, or deep belly, obesity is a risk factor for bone loss and decreased bone strength in men, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "It is important for men to be aware that excess belly fat is not only a risk factor for heart disease and diabetes, it is also a risk factor for bone loss," said Miriam Bredella, M.D., radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital...

2012-11-20 15:48:45

Gastric bypass patients who attended five follow-up office visits in two years as recommended by their surgeons lost nearly twice as much weight (113 lbs. vs. 57 lbs.) as patients who attended only two follow-up visits, according to a University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing study in Obesity Surgery. The global epidemic of overweight and obese people is estimated to include 1.7 billion individuals, with two-thirds of those living in the U.S. Measurement of body mass index (BMI), a...

Psoriasis Linked To Obesity Risk In Children
2012-11-20 07:13:35

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Northwestern University recently revealed that children who have psoriasis, a common skin condition that leads to irritation and redness, also have double the chance of becoming overweight or obese. In particular, the study, considered the largest project to look at children with psoriasis, found that kids with the skin disease in the United States had a higher likelihood (four times the odds to be exact) of...

2012-11-12 11:37:05

After total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, patients who are morbidly obese have similar pain and function outcomes as patients who do not fall into this weight category, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The finding is surprising given that numerous studies have shown that obese patients have worse outcomes. The study will be reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, to be...

2012-11-08 16:26:54

BRONX, N.Y., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that body mass index (BMI)--the most commonly used weight-for-height formula for estimating fatness--may not be the best measure for estimating disease risk, and particularly the risk of certain types of cancer. The study was published today in the online edition of the American Journal of Epidemiology. (Logo:...

Physical Activity Increases Life Expectancy By 4.5 Years
2012-11-07 12:35:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many experts and organizations have been advocating regular physical exercise–like the NFL´s Play 60, which encourages kids to be active for an hour each day, and every so often a study comes along that reinforces the benefits of exercise for people of any age. According to a new report from an international team of researchers, recently published in the open-access journal PLoS Medicine, regular physical activity during...

2012-11-06 03:41:55

University of Alberta medical research supports the 'obesity paradox' Medical researchers at the University of Alberta studied the records of nearly 1000 patients who were admitted to hospital with pneumonia and noted those who were obese were more apt to survive compared to those who were of normal weight. For their research study, the team examined the records of 907 patients with pneumonia who were admitted to six Edmonton hospitals and also had their body mass index recorded....

2012-10-30 19:09:52

Being overweight and obese during adolescence appears related to an increased risk of all-cause treated end-stage renal disease (ESRD) during a 25-year period, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Children and adolescents with high body mass index (BMI) often become obese adults, and obese adults are at risk for chronic conditions such as diabetes, which can mean future risk of chronic kidney disease and ESRD, according...

2012-10-25 15:25:15

-- CHOP Scientists Use Versatile Gene Discovery Chip to Detect Gene Variants Involved in Biology of Obesity -- PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large international study has identified three new gene variants associated with body mass index (BMI) levels in adults. The scientific consortium, numbering approximately 200 researchers, performed a meta-analysis of 46 studies, covering gene data from nearly 109,000 adults, spanning four ethnic groups. In...

2012-10-24 11:58:40

Higher levels of activity, lower BMI may help to protect them against Type 2 diabetes, even if they gain weight as adults Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care. The researchers found that Amish children in Lancaster...