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The Economic Effects Of Obesity
2012-05-01 05:01:41

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A recent study by the University of Manchester and Monash University, Melbourne found that obese women are more likely to be discriminated against when looking for jobs and more likely to be offered lower starting salaries then their non-overweight colleagues. The report, published in the International Journal of Obesity, looked at anti-fat prejudice and a universal measure of bias to determine how job discrimination affected obese candidates. The...

2012-04-30 15:55:56

Several medical organizations have recently recommended that doctors switch from using the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth curves to the World Health Organization (WHO) growth curves to better determine overweight and obesity in children in Canada aged 5 years. However, a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) shows no advantage in using one over the other. The CDC and WHO growth curves are used widely around the world, but they have...

Obese Drivers Far Less Likely To Buckle Up
2012-04-27 08:50:04

Finding comes from UB researchers who found in 2010 that obese people are more likely to die in a crash Obese drivers are far less likely to wear seatbelts than are drivers of normal weight, a new University at Buffalo study has found, a behavior that puts them at greater risk of severe injury or death during motor vehicle crashes. The UB study found that normal weight drivers are 67 percent more likely to wear a seatbelt than morbidly obese drivers. Drivers were considered overweight...

2012-04-25 00:02:26

Kids can be really mean — especially to other kids — and school-yard bullying can have serious immediate and long-term effects. One area of increasing concern in this regard is the possibility that overweight or obese children shoulder the brunt of bullying. With childhood obesity rates reaching unprecedented levels, this may translate into even more negative behavior being experienced by today's kids. It is also possible that children who are disliked by their peers may respond...

2012-04-12 05:24:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A third of Americans are now obese and up to 70% of them are trying to lose weight. Researchers have found that obese dieters who said they ate less fat, exercised more, and used prescription weight loss medications were more likely to lose weight. "Despite popular perception that obese people are unable to lose weight, a substantial number of obese participants in our study did report successful weight loss, suggesting that some obese U.S. adults can and do lose...

2012-04-07 23:02:23

When most people think about weight loss, their goals consist of material advantages including fitting into a smaller size, looking good in a swimsuit and attracting a significant other. And while these are all good reasons to lose weight, there are other more important incentives to drops a few pounds. In an effort to educate consumers about health and wellness, hCG Blog has created a list of the top 5 reasons to lose weight. (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 HCG Blog regularly offers visitors advice...

2012-04-06 11:04:17

A group of US researchers has quantified the amount of radiation obese patients receive when undergoing routine medical scans. Results published today, 6 April, by IOP Publishing in the journal Physics in Medicine & Biology, have shown that, when undergoing a CT scan, a forced change of operation parameters for obese patients results in an increase of up to 62 per cent in organ radiation exposure compared to lower weight patients. The researchers, from Rensselaer Polytechnic...

2012-04-04 21:10:17

Embarrassment, social stigma may discourage use of lifesaving tests A new study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that obese white women may be less likely than normal-weight counterparts and African-Americans of any weight or gender to seek potentially lifesaving colon cancer screening tests. Results of this study follow the same Johns Hopkins group's previous research suggesting that obese white women also are less likely to arrange for mammograms, which screen for breast cancer, and...

2012-04-04 20:37:35

Improving or maintaining physical fitness appears to help obese and overweight children reach a healthy weight, reports a new study from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. Researchers analyzed four years of data from in-school fitness tests and body mass index (BMI) measurements of students in grades 1—7 in the city of Cambridge, Mass. In the study published online March 15 by the journal Obesity, Sacheck and colleagues examined the association...


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