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Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...men from 50 to 70 years old who were overweight or obese
and had waists larger than 35 inches. Women in this age group are at increased risk for metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk for heart disease. The syndrome is diagnosed when someone has at least three of the following: a...
Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men
...s whether or not a man is considered overweight or obese
according to his BMI." The authors suggest that th...of 40 inches or greater and who also fell into the obese
category with a BMI of 30 or greater were at more than twice the risk to get type 2 diabetes as were...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
... as bad a shape as we think," Olshansky said. "The obese
may be inadvertently 'saving' Social Security, but the obese
themselves and the health care system that cares for them will pay a very heavy price in terms of hi...
Explosion of child obesity predicted to shorten us life expectancy
...dulthood." Two thirds of American adults today are obese
or overweight, and the proportion of people with extreme obesity has risen especially rapidly, the investigators note. Thus far, medical treatment has had little success in offsetting this trend. Ludwig attributes much of the obesity epidemic to en...
Compound may help prevent diabetes in fast-food fans
... obesity, the compound may reduce the chances that obese
people will develop diabetes and its deadly complications, particularly heart disease, the researchers note. This study was funded by the USDA. "Obviously, the less fat you eat, the better off you are. But if you're going to eat high fat foods, then ...
Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results
... boredom. The research was conducted in a group of obese
patients with type 2 diabetes who followed the Atk...loss, affected weight, appetite and blood sugar in obese
diabetics. He discovered that study subjects did not eat less because they were bored with the foo...
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for March 15, 2005
...Calories A new three-week in-hospital study of ten obese
volunteers with mild type 2 diabetes mellitus compared a usual diet with a very low-carbohydrate diet (Article, p. 403). During the first study week, participants ate about 3,000 calories and 300 grams of carbohydrates per day and remained at entry ...
New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds
...uring the first study week, participants, who were obese
and had mild type 2 diabetes mellitus, ate a regular diet in which they could eat anything and as much as they wanted. They ate about 3,000 calories and 300 grams of carbohydrates per day and remained at entry weight. In the following two weeks, whe...
Will your kids grow up to be fat?
... are more likely than their leaner peers to become obese
or overweight as young adults. This research was c...al. "We have known that kids who are overweight or obese
have a higher risk for being overweight or obese
as adults. But in this paper, we show that even chi...
News tips from the 2005, 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology
...vention Center.) Disrupted fat cell signaling in obese
mice has been linked to increased cell death, or a... obesity. Comparison of heart tissue samples from obese
mice and normal mice showed that when leptin signaling was disrupted, the hearts became enlarged and...
Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read
...rticles from 1966 to 2003 that reported studies of obese
adult participants. The team focused on how the articles reported subject characteristics, using the Consolidation of the Standard of Reporting Trials Characteristics (CONSORT) as a guide. The CONSORT statement is a list of 21 elements, recommended ...
UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
... banding, or LAP-BAND, for weight loss in severely obese
teens. The minimally invasive procedure is the only adjustable and reversible surgical weight-loss option available in the United States. UIC is the only medical center in the United States currently involved in a Food and Drug Administration-approve...
Mayo Clinic study finds obese kidney donors face few increased risks
..., Minn. -- Mayo Clinic researchers have found that obese
individuals in otherwise good health who donated a...n months after kidney donation, Mayo doctors found obese
donors did not experience more problems than non-obese donors. However, prior to donation, obese
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
CINCINNATI--Health-care costs for morbidly obese
adults are nearly twice those of people considered...study found that medical expenditures for morbidly obese
adults in the year 2000 were 81 percent more than for normal-weight adults, 65 percent more than ove...
Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants
...exico and Canada between 1987 and 2002 showed that obese
children age 6-12 had a five-year mortality rate m...pectively. Across the entire age spectrum studied, obese
children who received a transplant were more likely to die of cardiopulmonary disease the leading c...
Obesity and weight gain associated with poorer breast cancer survival
... 18.5 to 24.9), overweight (BMI of 25 to 29.9), or obese
(a BMI above 30). Researchers also computed change in weight before and after diagnosis and classified women as losing weight, maintaining weight, gaining a modest amount of weight, and gaining a substantial amount of weight. Although other studies h...
Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity
...than their naturally lean counterparts. This means obese
people burn 350 fewer calories a day than do lean ...iously imagined." He adds that the NEAT defect in obese
patients doesn't reflect a lack of motivation. "It most likely reflects a brain chemical difference...
Obesity may affect accuracy of prostate screening
... inferior outcomes of prostate cancer treatment in obese
men" in that they "may be caused by delayed detection" rather than biological differences in the tumor. The study implies that physicians may consider adjusting PSA values when screening for prostate cancer if men are overweight or obese....
Type of weight loss surgery more effective at reducing insulin resistance
...en type 2 diabetes. Bariatric surgery for severely obese
patients leads to weight loss and improves insulin... including measurement of insulin sensitivity. The obese
patients then underwent either gastric bypass, which restricts food intake by making the stomach ver...
Insufficient sleep associated with overweight and obesity
...re has also been an increase in the number of both obese
and severely obese
people in the U.S. Robert D. Vorona, M.D., from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, and co...
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