Tag: "obesity" at medical news
Bad habits, non-cholesterol risk factors in youth linked to fatty plaques
...sk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or obesity
already had fatty streaks and artery-clogging plaq...ese men, whereas no difference was associated with obesity
in women. Hypertension and elevated blood sugar tended to be associated with advanced coronary arte...
Study shows obesity bad for the mind too
While studies have linked obesity
to serious cardiovascular diseases including strok...eriencing more pain. "This study demonstrates that obesity
has a daily impact on every aspect of an individual's well-being," says the study's lead author, Kos...
Gender differences apparent in psychological factors that predict later hypertension
...the result of unhealthy behaviors such as smoking, obesity
and a sedentary lifestyle. "There have been hints in the literature of such differential risk factor patterns, men appearing more sensitive to work-related threats to autonomy, and women to difficulties in relationships with family and friends,...
University of Pittsburgh leads major national study on treating patients who have diabetes and heart disease
...cted to continue, partially due to the increase in obesity
and sedentary lifestyles, said Katherine Detre, M.D., Dr. P.H., professor of epidemiology and director of the Epidemiology Data Center at the University of Pittsburgh GSPH, and principal investigator of the study. The latest figures show that six to ...
Diet and exercise dramatically delay type 2 diabetes
...h (NIH). "In view of the rapidly rising rates of obesity
and diabetes in America, this good news couldn't c... age 20 and older. It is strongly associated with obesity
(more than 80 percent of people with type 2 diabetes are overweight), inactivity, family history of ...
News tips from the care and outcomes meeting
...op out of weight loss programs. Drop-out rates in obesity
treatment programs are often high, and low attendance is tied to poor results. To identify factors that might influence dropping out or skipping sessions, researchers analyzed attendance patterns at a 10-week weight loss program advertised to Africa...
Annals of Internal Medicine, Tip Sheet, October 2, 2001
...equired gallbladder surgery. Other factors such as obesity
were more important factors in predicting gallbladder disease that required surgery. Anti-cancer drug may treat aplastic anemia Researchers treated 19 patients with severe aplastic anemia with high doses of the anti-cancer drug cyclophosphamide (Ar...
Heavier white female workers earn less
...e of Americans who meet the clinical definition of obesity
has risen from 15 percent in 1980 to 23 percent in 1990 to 26 percent in 1999....
Animal-based nutrients linked with higher risk of stomach and esophageal cancers
...alysis of these data, the research team found that obesity
is strongly linked with risk of these cancers. "The increase in the prevalence of obesity
in the United States certainly contributes to the time trends," said Mayne. "Our resultssuggest that...
Rapid infant weight gain may predict childhood obesity
...es of weight gain during infancycould be linked to obesity
later in childhood. Studying a large, diversecohor... In the past, infancy has not been targeted for obesity
prevention, and atthis time there are no effective and safe intervention strategies in infancyfor th...
CRP provides another reason to lose weight and gain heart health
...RP levels.The mechanisms correlating the degree of obesity
to circulating CRP levels have yet to be determined, but Tchernof says one theory is particularly compelling. The hypothesis that inflammatory factors (particularly interleukin-6 and TNF-alpha) mediate the link between fat accumulation and plasma CRP...
Mayo Clinic Proceedings looks at epidemic of obesity in February issue
...ome strategies that might help reduce the surge of obesity
in the nations population. In the United States, the prevalence of obesity
increased from 12 percent in 1991 to nearly 18 percent in 1998. A study of self-reported weight, wei...
Mothers attitudes toward childrens eating linked to childrens obesity
...s penchant for gaining weight might influence kids obesity
more than previously thought, according to a study...s in the child. "These findings are important for obesity
prevention efforts, because they illustrate specific behaviors in parents that can be modified," say...
Maternal feeding practices are linked to childhood obesity
...hildren are obese, and the prevention of childhood obesity
has become a vital public health priority because ...r a child will become overweight, future childhood obesity
preventative efforts should focus on the feeding behaviors of the parents. Spruijt-Metz, Donna et al...
Physical activity is key to maintaining normal weight after weight loss
Between 1991 and 1998, the prevalence of obesity
in the United States increased by almost 50%. Current research efforts are focused on the relative contributions of dietary change and physical inactivity to the increase in overweight and obesity, which together now characterize 55% of the American...
New report links birth defects, premature birth to being overweight before pregnancy
...omorrows babies are linked to the soaring rates of obesity
among women of childbearing age, according to a new report released here today by the March of Dimes Task Force on Nutrition and Optimal Human Development. "Weight before pregnancy matters much more than people realize, even health professionals," sa...
Obesity growing threat to world health
... are a growing number of its inhabitants. In fact, obesity
is spreading at an alarming rate, not just in indu...lized countries but in developing countries, where obesity
often sits next to malnutrition. "This places an additional economic burden on poorer countries tha...
NHLBI study shows vast majority of middle-aged Americans at risk of developing hypertension
...nds over time may be due in part to an increase in obesity
among the men in the study," said Vasan. "Their average body mass index rose between the two periods. Women in the study did not have such a rise in body mass index." He added that, "The decrease in the lifetime risk of developing Stage II or gre...
Childhood eating habits may persist into adolescence and lead to obesity
...e also observing an alarming increase in childhood obesity
not only in industrialized countries but also in many developing countries. It's important to realize that childhood and adolescence are critical periods for individuals to develop healthy eating habits and to lay the foundation for future good healt...
Obesity, stress among factors predicting high health care costs
...sment appraised overall wellness, exercise habits, obesity
and stress. The relationship between the study par... high-risk scores for overall wellness, stress and obesity
used more health care services and had higher health care costs than those who were at lower risk. H...
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