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2013-09-13 13:16:44

American Heart Association Meeting Report Obese children quadruple their risk and overweight children double their risk of developing high blood pressure in adulthood, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association High Blood Pressure Research Scientific Sessions 2013. Researchers tracked the growth and blood pressure of 1,117 healthy adolescents from Indianapolis for 27 years, starting in 1986, and found: During childhood, 68 percent of the kids were a normal...

2013-09-11 23:21:36

Investigational system addresses unmet need as AMA recognizes obesity as a disease. Calgary, Alberta, and Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 InnerVision Medical Technologies, Inc., a developmental-stage company engaged in research and development of high-resolution ultrasound systems, today announced completion of its prototype ultrasound device and early evaluation results for imaging morbidly obese patients. The ultrasound system offers encouraging results, as the ultrasound...

Five Percent Of American Children Suffer From Severe Obesity
2013-09-10 15:06:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly published statement in the American Heart Association journal Circulation warns about the health consequences for ‘severely obese’ children – a newly defined risk class. "Severe obesity in young people has grave health consequences," said lead author Aaron Kelly, a researcher at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. "It's a much more serious childhood disease than obesity." He added that the rate...

2013-09-04 08:01:27

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found that among obese people who had lost considerable weight, those with high insulin levels–a marker of insulin resistance in the body–were the most likely to experience better blood vessel function following the weight loss. These findings appear online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Obesity has emerged as one of the most critical health care problems in the U.S....

2013-08-28 09:27:06

Chronic inflammation could signal higher risk of diabetes, heart disease Reduced levels of inflammation may explain how some obese people are able to remain metabolically healthy, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). Obesity generally is linked to a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. Some people who are obese, however, do not develop high blood pressure and unfavorable...

Obesity Related Deaths Higher Than Thought
2013-08-16 11:02:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Obesity could play a role in more American deaths than previously thought, according to a new report in American Journal of Public Health. In the report, a group of American researchers analyzed 19 waves of data from the National Health Interview Survey, which is administered by the US Census Bureau. The survey data spanned from 1986 to 2006, the last year available. Previous research has led many experts to peg American premature...

2013-07-31 23:02:31

The recent explosion in obesity caused a number of medical problems among Americans and led to an increase in long term care claims. LTC Tree explains how preparing for these potential situations is crucial as long term care costs continue to rise. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 Obesity has been on a steady incline in both children and adults across the United States since the 1980s. In June, the American Medical Association (AMA) declared obesity a disease in an effort to remove...

2013-07-30 23:04:06

MedicareMall.com examines why seniors, despite having an obesity rate unparalleled in history, are living longer than ever. (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a study in 2010 that indicated adults over the age of 60 were more likely to be obese than their younger counterparts. Although obesity appears to be on the rise in the United States, Americans are living longer than ever. Even seniors with obesity appear to be enjoying unprecedented...

Obese Patients Can Still Benefit From Kidney Transplants
2013-07-29 05:12:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obese kidney failure patients who receive transplants experience the same overall survival benefit as their more physically fit counterparts, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the American Journal of Transplantation. According to MedPage Today Contributing Writer Salynn Boyles, the study authors discovered renal failure patients who are obese but have a body mass index (BMI) score under 40kg/m2...

2013-07-26 11:39:05

Researchers find superior outcomes initially, but worse overall The Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) is the IASLC's premier Journal. JTO emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach in the articles accepted for publication, and includes original research (clinical trials and translational or basic research), reviews and opinion pieces. Become a member of IASLC and receive a complimentary subscription to the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. The research below comes from JTO. Obesity...


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