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Morbidly Obese Making U.S. Fatter, Quicker
2012-10-02 20:50:09

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online America has often been teased about our expanding waistlines and bulging bellies. Our affinity for cheap food fast, and lots of it, has brought us to a point where more than one-third of American adults are obese. This includes having Body Mass Indexes of 30 or more, according to the CDC. Though we may be getting fat on cheaper food, we´re paying more in medical costs to keep us upright. According to a recent survey,...

2012-09-26 22:58:32

Previous studies may have underestimated the effect on future health, say authors Being obese as a child or adolescent may have a larger effect on future health than previously thought, suggests a study published on bmj.com today. It comes as New York City passes a ban on large-size sugary drinks to help tackle obesity and related health problems in the US. MPs are now calling on the government to introduce similar legislation in the UK. Researchers at the University of Oxford show...

2012-09-19 16:32:53

Could the impact of chronic stress explain why American black girls are more likely to be overweight than white girls? According to Dr. Tomiyama of the University of California, Los Angeles in the U.S., and her colleagues, higher levels of stress over 10 years predict greater increases in body weight over time in both black and white girls. However, the experience of chronic stress appears to have a greater negative effect on black girls' weight, which may explain racial disparities in...

2012-09-18 13:53:14

A study comparing bariatric surgical procedures for obesity suggests that even though undergoing the less commonly used biliopancreatic diversion/duodenal switch (DS) may be associated with higher early risks compared with gastric bypass (GB), the DS appears to achieve better weight loss and control of co-existing illnesses, especially among patients whose body mass index (BMI) was more than 50, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Surgery, a JAMA Network publication....

2012-09-17 23:06:11

A new study published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism (APNM)  looks beyond the much-feared weight gain common to first-year students and reports on the full 4-year impact of higher education on weight, BMI, and body composition. "Gropper et al. present a unique study that follows students through their undergraduate years. It documents the nature of the weight gain and shows the differences between males and females,” says Susan Whiting, a...

Childhood Obesity - No One Size Fits All Diagnosis
2012-09-11 07:12:36

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 12.5 million. This is the number of children between the ages of two and 19 who are obese in the United States. One out of seven. This is the rate of low-income children in preschool who are obese. These are just a few statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on childhood obesity. With these startling statistics, more and more research has been done on the topic. Recently, pediatric researchers...

Overweight People Can Be As Healthy As Thin People
2012-09-05 13:41:09

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two different studies by European and US researchers concluded that obese adults who are otherwise physically fit had no greater risk of dying prematurely than those with a normal body mass index (BMI), according to research partially funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and soft-drink maker Coca-Cola. The findings show there is a subset of obese people who are metabolically healthy, with no symptoms of insulin...

2012-08-27 19:51:12

Obesity triggers atrial fibrillation in fertile women, according to research presented today at the ESC Congress 2012 by Dr Deniz Karasoy from Denmark. Atrial fibrillation and obesity are among the largest public health related challenges in the western world today. Atrial fibrillation is the commonest heart rhythm disorder and is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. Previous studies have demonstrated that obesity increases the risk of new-onset atrial fibrillation in...

Obesity Treatment Online Programs Show Promise
2012-08-17 11:42:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Computer and internet-based weight management plans are becoming a cost-effective approach to treating overweight or obese people, with the potential to have a major impact on general public health. Being overweight or obese can increase a person's risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke and other chronic medical and health conditions. The World Health Organization predicts that the number of obese and overweight...


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