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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...

As Waistlines Increase So To Do Health Care Costs, Says New Study
2013-12-17 06:54:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If you’re looking for extra motivation to shed some pounds in 2014, consider this: new research appearing in the journal Obesity has found a correlation between health care costs and increasing body mass measurements. The study, which was conducted by investigators at Duke University Medical Center, found that the financial burden associated with medical and drug claims increased gradually with each unit increase in body mass...

Fat And Healthy? Experts Say Not So Much
2013-12-04 05:11:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Can a person be obese and still be healthy? The answer is no, according to a new study, from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute of Cancer Research (AICR), that appears in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. According to reports published by FoxNews.com, individuals who were obese but did not have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated blood sugar levels or other metabolic issues were...

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...

2013-07-22 23:20:13

Summarizing the findings of a 30-year study by the U.S National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Health News Wires has published an educational article and video that demonstrates the increased risk of heart disease associated with long-term obesity. Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 Summarizing the findings of a 30-year study by the U.S National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Health News Wires has published an educational article and video that demonstrates the increased risk of heart...

2013-03-19 12:25:50

Research Published in the Journal, Obesity, Confirms Obesity-Mortality Tie SILVER SPRING, Md., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Being obese is likely to shorten life by nearly 10 years for America's young and middle-aged adults, according to research published in the medical journal, Obesity. The article, "Obesity and Early Mortality in the U.S.," by James A. Greenberg, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences at Brooklyn College of the City...

Obesity Paradox: Obese Heart Patients Less Likely To Die
2013-03-18 05:42:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Obese cardiac patients are actually less likely to die from their heart-related condition than those who maintain normal body weight, researchers from University College London claim in a new study. According to Andrew Kincade of Examiner.com, the investigators studied 4,400 heart patients hailing from England and Scotland. They found that patients with cardiovascular issues who were clinically obese — having a body mass...

2012-11-06 03:41:55

University of Alberta medical research supports the 'obesity paradox' Medical researchers at the University of Alberta studied the records of nearly 1000 patients who were admitted to hospital with pneumonia and noted those who were obese were more apt to survive compared to those who were of normal weight. For their research study, the team examined the records of 907 patients with pneumonia who were admitted to six Edmonton hospitals and also had their body mass index recorded....

2012-09-20 16:31:25

This is the conclusion of a study published in the prestigious journal European Heart Journal conducted by professor Francisco B. Ortega, a researcher at the University of Granada Department of Physical Education and at the Karolinska Institut Department of BioSciences and Nutrition (Sweden) A person can be obese and metabolically healthy at the same time, which means that this person will have the same mortality risk for heart disease or cancer that people of normal weight. This is the...

2012-09-18 23:03:47

Obesity is a major contributor to heart disease that substantially hinders the disease's proper diagnosis and treatment, says a cardiologist researching the impact of obesity and weight loss on the heart. With obese youth as the fastest-growing demographic group, the country's problem is only going to get worse, said Dr. Sheldon Litwin, a preventive cardiologist and Chief of the Medical College of Georgia Section of Cardiology at Georgia Health Sciences University. About half of...