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Fatness Could Be Next Global Threat
2012-06-19 04:53:26

As people around the globe continue to get fat, researchers now say that gaining weight may be a bigger threat to global food resources than having an extra billion people. Researchers found that if the entire human population stepped on one massive scale, the weight would read 632 billion pounds. During the study, the team obtained information about the average body mass index of people in each country, and calculated the percentage of the population that is overweight and obese....

2012-06-06 09:10:20

A collaborative re-analysis of data from the InterAct case-control study conducted by Claudia Langenberg and colleagues has established that waist circumference is associated with risk of type 2 diabetes, independently of body mass index (BMI). Reporting in this week's PLoS Medicine, the researchers estimated the association of BMI and waist circumference with type 2 diabetes from measurements of weight, height and waist circumference, finding that both BMI and waist circumference were...

2012-06-06 05:34:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Diabetes affects 25.8 million people in America as the seventh-leading cause of death in the United States. Now, a new study may shed light on an effective strategy for the prevention of this disease. Claudia Langenberg and colleagues conducted a collaborative re-analysis of data from the InterAct case-control study, ultimately finding a link between waist circumference and the risk of type 2 diabetes, independently of body mass index (BMI). After estimating the...

2012-06-04 19:39:55

A 38-year longitudinal study of New Zealanders suggests that individuals with higher genetic risk scores were more likely to be chronically obese in adulthood, according to a report published in the June issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Obesity is capable of being inherited and genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have started to uncover the molecular roots of heritability by identifying multiple single-nucleotide polymorphisms...

2012-05-24 19:25:39

Kaiser Permanente Study analyzed electronic health records of 900,000 youth Children who are overweight or obese -- particularly older, non-Hispanic white girls -- are more likely to have a neurological disorder known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a rare condition that can result in blindness, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. In a cross-sectional, population-based study of 900,000 children ages 2-19 years old, researchers...

2012-05-22 08:37:40

A review of medical records of patients treated at an academic tertiary care center suggests that obese patients present to their physicians with more advanced stage and more aggressive forms of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC), according to a report published Online First by Archives of Surgery, a JAMA Network publication. Thyroid cancer is on the rise on the United States and most of the increase is due to PTC, although the authors write that it is debatable whether the increase is caused...

2012-05-21 23:02:45

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI provides a reliable measurement of body fat for most people and is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 21, 2012 Diet Doc has added a free, simple tool to their website that allows the reader to calculate their own Body Mass Index or BMI. Your BMI is a number calculated from a person's weight and height. BMI is a fairly reliable indicator of body fat...

2012-05-21 20:11:52

Obese adolescents with no symptoms of heart disease already have heart damage, according to new research. The findings were presented at the Heart Failure Congress 2012, 19-22 May, in Belgrade, Serbia. The Congress is the main annual meeting of the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology. Obesity is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and previous research has shown that obese adults have structural and functional changes to their hearts. The current study...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.