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Latest Obesity associated morbidity Stories

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...

2009-11-20 12:14:26

Condition increases risk of high blood pressure and heart problems in this patient population Sleep apnea is common in individuals who receive a kidney transplant and is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease or stroke, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). Researchers found that kidney transplant patients are just as likely to have this sleep disorder as dialyzed kidney disease...

2009-10-16 10:50:48

Contrary to what was previously assumed, overweight is not increasing the overall death rate in the German population. Matthias Lenz of the Faculty of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Natural Sciences of the University of Hamburg and his co-authors present these and other results in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrtzeblatt International (Dtsch Artzebl Int 2009; 106[40]: 641ð”Æ’“ ). Most Germans are overweight, with a body...

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2009-07-08 13:15:53

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that the rate of obesity in America is higher than ever. Two-thirds of Americans are considered to be overweight or obese, according to the CDC report issued on Wednesday. "The proportion of U.S. adults who are obese increased to 26.1 percent in 2008 compared to 25.6 percent in 2007," according to the CDC report. "In six states "“ Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia "“...

2009-06-30 11:51:21

Researchers have found evidence that chronic disease in either a mother or father can create unfavourable conditions in the womb that are associated with the development of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) in daughters. In another study, researchers found that brothers of women with PCOS and insulin resistance are themselves at greater risk of developing insulin resistance or diabetes, suggesting that factors associated with the condition can be passed down to sons as well as daughters.The...

2009-06-23 16:15:32

Young adults who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and being obese at an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a study in the June 24 issue of JAMA.Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer-related death for both men and women in the United States. As the prevalence of overweight and obesity have rapidly increased during the last 2 decades, accumulating evidence has emerged...

2009-06-23 15:50:00

In reviewing the weight history of pancreatic cancer patients across their life spans, researchers at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have determined that a high body mass index in early adulthood may play a significant role in an individual developing the disease at an earlier age.The study, published in the June 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, also found that patients who are obese the year before diagnosis have a poorer outcome than those...

2009-04-07 09:18:33

Carrying extra weight earlier in life increases the risk of developing problems with mobility in old age, even if the weight is eventually lost, according to new research out of the Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.The study, funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Wake Forest University Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center, appears in the April 15 issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology."In both men and women, being...

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2009-02-11 07:35:00

Obese women are more likely to give birth to children with birth abnormalities, according to new findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. British researchers said the health issues for children include spina bifida, heart problems, cleft palate and a number of other defects. The findings underscore obesity's role as a major health problem and add to evidence that being too heavy while pregnant carries risks for both mother and child. Katherine Stothard and...

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2009-01-14 16:09:04

A large study of U.S. women suggests that obese women may have a higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than their thinner counterparts. Ovarian cancer has a higher death rate than most because in the initial stages it typically has vague symptoms or none at all. A U.S. study involving more than 94,000 women between the ages of 50 and 71 who were followed for more than 7 years noted several connections between obesity and ovarian cancer. The researchers found that obese women were the most...