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2014-06-12 12:40:21

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Penn study also suggests adding CPAP therapy may help with high blood pressure Obesity and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) tend to co-exist and are associated with a variety of cardiovascular risk factors, including inflammation, insulin resistance, abnormal cholesterol, and high blood pressure. While effective therapies are available for OSA, researchers are still unclear about what interventions are most effective in reducing the burden of...

2014-01-16 09:59:10

Being overweight or obese does not lead to improved survival among patients with type 2 diabetes. The large-scale study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers refutes previous studies that have suggested that, for people with diabetes, being overweight or obese could lead to lower mortality for people compared with normal-weight persons—the so-called "obesity paradox." The study appears in the January 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. "These data...

Pair Of Studies Add Evidence To Link Between Obesity, Poor Health
2013-11-12 06:45:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Overweight people face an increased risk of heart attack and ischemic heart disease (IHD), even in the absence of other risk factors, and older obese women face an increased risk of death, chronic disease and mobility issues prior to the age of 85, according to a two new studies appearing in Monday’s edition of the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. In the study "Obesity and Late-Age Survival Without Major Disease or Disability in...

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...

2013-06-13 16:31:26

The number of children admitted to hospital for problems related to obesity in England and Wales quadrupled between 2000 and 2009, a study has found. Nearly three quarters of these admissions were to deal with problems complicated by obesity such as asthma, breathing difficulties during sleep, and complications of pregnancy, rather than obesity itself being the primary reason. Researchers at Imperial College London looked at NHS statistics for children and young people aged five to 19...

2012-07-23 20:58:02

New study reveals 50% higher risk of urothelial and colorectal cancers in adulthood Parents are increasingly conscious of the dangers of childhood obesity. There is a growing recognition of health problems associated with extra pounds, including the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and joint and muscle pain. New research from Tel Aviv University has revealed another significant reason for children to maintain a healthy weight. Dr. Ari Shamiss and Dr. Adi Leiba of TAU's Sackler Faculty...

2012-03-29 00:20:20

Moffitt Cancer Center researchers find that BMI does not play a role in surgical complications or in survival Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found - contrary to previous studies linking inferior outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies to higher body mass index (BMI) - that in their study of BMI and negative outcomes, there was no such link. They concluded that BMI was not associated with either surgical complications or esophageal cancer patient...

Overweight Kids Have Greater Risk Of High Blood Pressure
2011-10-04 05:20:29

Overweight or obese kids are at three times greater risk for high blood pressure compared with children of normal weight, according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Medicine. The four and a half year study of 1,111 healthy Indiana school children revealed that when the children's body mass index (BMI) reached or passed the 85th percentile, the adiposity effect on blood pressure was more than four times that of normal weight children. Adiposity...

2010-07-21 16:06:05

Research: Maternal overweight and obesity and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: Systematic review and meta-analysis Overweight and obese women are at greater risk of giving birth to a preterm baby compared with normal weight women, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The authors believe that overweight and obese women should have counselling before pregnancy so that they are aware of these risks and can try to modify their weight before pregnancy. They also stress the need...

2010-03-09 13:32:57

Obese patients with colon cancer are at greater risk for death or recurrent disease compared to those who are within a normal weight range, according to a report in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Obesity has long been established as a risk factor for cancer, but our study in colon cancer patients shows that obesity predicts a poorer prognosis after the cancer is surgically removed," said Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., professor of medicine and...


Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'