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More Than Two Billion People Globally Are Overweight Or Obese
2014-05-29 08:01:58

Obesity is quickly becoming the world’s biggest health epidemic as nearly 30 percent of the entire population are either overweight or obese. The rise in global obesity/overweight rates over the past three decades has been significant and widespread.

2014-05-21 10:46:52

The Lancet Weight loss at any age in adulthood is worthwhile because it could yield long-term heart and vascular benefits, suggests new research published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The findings are from a study examining the impact of lifelong patterns of weight change on cardiovascular risk factors in a group of British men and women followed since birth in March 1946. They showed that the longer the exposure to excess body fat (adiposity) in adulthood the greater the...

2014-05-21 10:25:19

The risk of experiencing an oxygen deficit at birth (birth asphyxia) increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese.

2014-05-20 10:02:40

In patients with congestive heart failure, obesity and a larger waist size have paradoxically been associated with a better prognosis in the prior investigations.

2014-05-15 11:33:25

Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement (TKR) patients, independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition (comorbidity).

2014-05-14 16:25:46

ROSEMONT, Ill., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in

2014-05-12 20:23:14

Burlington and WomenHeart Tour raises $1.4 million to advance education and awareness in this high-risk community WASHINGTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, at the launch of

2014-05-01 10:07:36

Obese individuals who have no signs of cardiovascular disease show a much higher prevalence of early plaque buildup in the arteries compared to healthy normal weight individuals.

Fat Shaming Leads To Obesity
2014-04-29 07:24:15

A new study led by the University of California Los Angeles found that girls who are fat shamed by someone they trust — told they are too fat by a parent, sibling, friend, classmate or teacher — are more likely to be obese by age 19.

2014-04-18 23:00:43

The non-profit Children’s Obesity Fund, cofounded by the Omidi brothers, is donating funds to the Obesity Prevention Center for Children and Youth, a highly effective organization that offers


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