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2013-11-07 15:39:10

Obesity does not significantly impact short-term complications, outcomes Patients with obesity undergo a disproportionately higher number of elective orthopaedic surgeries in the U.S. Obesity has been linked to higher costs, complications, infections and revisions in total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. In a new study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, researchers looked at the impact of obesity on the costs and outcomes of total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA)...

2013-11-04 16:41:22

In 3-year follow-up after bariatric surgery, substantial weight loss was observed among individuals who were severely obese, with most of the change occurring during the first year; however, there was variability in the amount of weight loss, as well as in diabetes, blood pressure, and lipid outcomes, according to a study published online by JAMA. "Bariatric surgery results in large, sustained weight loss in severely obese [body mass index (BMI) ≥ 35] populations. Although generally...

US Girls Entering Puberty Earlier Than Ever
2013-11-04 09:49:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sometimes it seems like today’s children are growing up faster than ever, and a new study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that American girls are indeed entering puberty earlier than ever before. The study also found a strong connection between female childhood obesity and the early onset of puberty. "The impact of earlier maturation in girls has important clinical implications involving psychosocial and biologic...

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2013-10-30 18:02:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Every night, millions of American families sit down to eat dinner – where they do it could be an indicator of their physical health. According to a new study published in the journal Obesity, adults and children who sit down together to eat supper as a family tend to have a lower body mass index (BMI) than those who don’t. In the study, two researchers from Cornell University looked at the relationship between daily family...

2013-10-30 11:00:30

Men who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to die from the disease than men who are of healthy weight, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. In patients with more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, the researchers also found an even stronger correlation between obesity and mortality. This study included 751 Kaiser Permanente patients with prostate cancer who...

2013-10-22 12:15:35

New results from a prospective study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology show that patients with a body mass index (BMI) in the obese range live on average two to three months less after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, compared with healthy weight patients, even after adjusting for factors that are known to predict survival for patients with this disease, such as age and disease stage. This association was statistically strongest for people who were overweight two decades before...

2013-10-17 16:41:43

Common practice of using height and weight to prioritize bariatric surgery patients needs to change: UAlberta medical research Most people who receive bariatric surgery in Canada, and around the world, are obese women, even though their male counterparts are more at risk, especially if those men are smokers and have diabetes. These findings are demonstrated in newly published medical research from the University of Alberta. Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry researchers Raj Padwal,...

Hypertension Risks High For Obese, Overweight Kids
2013-10-11 10:21:06

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from Kaiser Permanente Southern California reveals that high body weight in children and adolescents is strongly associated with the likelihood of hypertension. Overweight youth are twice as likely as their normal-weight peers to have hypertension. Obesity adds another layer of complication: moderately obese youths have four times higher risk; and extremely obese children and adolescents are 10 times more likely to have...

2013-10-02 12:06:51

Weaker association found in south Asians The findings stress the important role of higher BMI in the increasing rates of death from cardiovascular disease in Asia, which could be managed by policy and prevention strategies, say the authors. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally and is predicted to steadily increase over the next few decades. Many Asian populations that used to be physically active with a low BMI now have some of the world's highest rates of...

Pregnancy Weight Gain Linked To Childhood Obesity
2013-10-02 10:32:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new Arkansas-based study, a woman’s weight gain during pregnancy has a direct impact on her child’s risk of obesity through age 12. The study, which was published on Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine, included over 41,000 mothers and considered several confounding factors such as birth weight and genetics. "From the public health perspective, excessive weight gain during pregnancy may have a potentially...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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