Latest Obesity associated morbidity Stories
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.
Being overweight or obese does not lead to improved survival among patients with type 2 diabetes.
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.
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.
The number of children admitted to hospital for problems related to obesity in England and Wales quadrupled between 2000 and 2009.
Parents are increasingly conscious of the dangers of childhood obesity.
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.
Overweight or obese kids are at three times greater risk for high blood pressure compared with children of normal weight, according to researchers.
Overweight and obese women are at greater risk of giving birth to a preterm baby compared with normal weight women.
Obese patients with colon cancer are at greater risk for death or recurrent disease compared to those who are within a normal weight range.
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