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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...

2008-12-29 13:28:03

Obese and non-obese patients have same overall survival Obesity affects health in several ways, but new research shows obesity can have minimal impact on ovarian cancer survival. A study by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center found ovarian cancer survival rates are the same for obese and non-obese women if their chemotherapy doses are closely matched to individual weight. The findings contradict earlier research that shows obese women have...

2008-09-25 12:00:15

By Paula Fentiman Obese women who carry most of their extra weight in their stomach are 70% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, a study found today. Researchers identified a link between high waist-to-hip ratios and cancer of the pancreas while monitoring more than 138,000 women for seven years. The study of postmenopausal American women investigated the effects of obesity on pancreatic cancer as part of the Women's Health Initiative, which looks at health problems experienced by...

2006-08-29 08:29:20

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Findings from a new study confirm that obesity is associated with decreased survival among women with ovarian cancer. "A large study reported last year showed that obesity adversely affects the survival of a number of cancers, including ovarian," senior author Dr. Andrew J. Li, from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, told Reuters Health. Li explained that his team wanted to see if this was due to the presence of other...

2006-01-24 13:16:13

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obesity is associated with a broad range of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, Scottish and Australian researchers report. "That's a potentially huge public health problem and burden on the health care system," senior investigator Dr. John J. V. McMurray told Reuters Health. "Of course, our focus was just on cardiovascular disease and not the other problems also associated with obesity -- including cancer." The whole spectrum of...

2006-01-24 13:15:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK -- Obesity is associated with a broad range of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events, Scottish and Australian researchers report. "That's a potentially huge public health problem and burden on the health care system," senior investigator Dr. John J. V. McMurray told Reuters Health. "Of course, our focus was just on cardiovascular disease and not the other problems also associated with obesity -- including cancer." The whole spectrum of cardiovascular problems...

2006-01-09 12:35:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Many obese people are in denial about their size and do not want to lose weight even if it would improve their health, according to a British poll on Monday. More than half of 4,000 people questioned by the charity Cancer Research UK were overweight or obese but a quarter of them were not concerned about losing weight. "It's worrying to think that people are in denial about their weight -- people who are carrying extra weight face significant health risks including cancer,"...

2006-01-09 12:35:00

LONDON -- Many obese people are in denial about their size and do not want to lose weight even if it would improve their health, according to a British poll on Monday. More than half of 4,000 people questioned by the charity Cancer Research UK were overweight or obese but a quarter of them were not concerned about losing weight. "It's worrying to think that people are in denial about their weight -- people who are carrying extra weight face significant health risks including cancer," said Dr...

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...

2005-09-27 14:49:05

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The results of a new prospective study provide additional evidence that obesity may increase women's risk of developing multiple myeloma, a type of bone-marrow cancer. Results of studies looking into a potential link between excess weight and multiple myeloma have been inconsistent, Cindy K. Blair of the University of Minnesota Cancer Center in Minneapolis and her colleagues note in the medical journal Epidemiology. Past studies have used...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.