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2011-07-14 13:25:50

For kidney disease patients, a large belt size can double the risk of dying.

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.

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.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.