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

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.

2012-09-26 22:58:32

Being obese as a child or adolescent may have a larger effect on future health than previously thought.

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?

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.

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.

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

Researchers from University of North Carolina found that older children who are overweight consume fewer calories on a daily basis than peers who are at a healthy weight.

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

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.

2012-08-27 19:51:12

Obesity triggers atrial fibrillation in fertile women.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.