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2011-07-14 13:25:50

For kidney disease patients, a large belt size can double the risk of dying. A study led by a Loyola University Health System researcher found that the larger a kidney patient's waist circumference, the greater the chance the patient would die during the course of the study. The study by lead researcher Holly Kramer, MD, MPH, and colleagues was published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases. Waist circumference was more strongly linked to mortality than another common measure of...

2009-11-23 10:24:21

A Loyola University Health System study has found that one out of five Type 2 diabetics is morbidly obese -- approximately 100 pounds or more overweight. Researchers reported that 62.4 percent of U.S. adults with Type 2 diabetes are obese, and 20.7 percent are morbidly obese. Among African American adults with Type 2 diabetes, 1 in 3 is morbidly obese. "The rate of morbid obesity among people with diabetes is increasing at a very alarming rate, and this has substantial public health...

2005-11-08 14:15:05

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Chronic kidney disease is much more likely to develop in overweight and obese people with high blood pressure (hypertension) than in those of ideal body weight, according to the results of a large study. In the past two decades, the prevalence of obesity in US adults has doubled from 15 percent to more than 30 percent such that two thirds of US adults are now overweight or obese. Overweight and obesity are established risk factors for several chronic...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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