Tag: "obesity" at medical news
Institute will study how worker health affects productivity and profit
...ion, stress, musculoskeletal disorders, migraines, obesity
and pain affect productivity, and what kinds of management practices can help? Are they cost effective? Does investing in people or technology reap larger productivity payoffs? These kinds of questions are the focus of a new research center, the Corn...
Dental x-rays may detect potential for heart attack, stroke and death
...eart attack or bypass surgery, stroke, diabetes or obesity
were also reviewed for both groups. They found that 34 patients in Group 1 (with CAC) had greater than one risk factor, while seven had no risk factors at all. In Group 2 (without CAC), the investigators found that 29 patients had more than one ris...
American kids poor food choices: Fewer than 15 percent eat recommended fruits and vegetables
...ajority of U.S. children are at increased risk for obesity
and numerous chronic diseasesunless they learn to ...says. With the Surgeon General reporting that U.S. obesity
rates in children increased nearly three-fold during the last 20 years, children need help in making...
The low-down on high blood pressure more focus on prevention and treatment goals
...phics of the aging population and rising trends in obesity
and sedentary lifestyles says Jones. A recent analysis predicts that current middle-aged Americans face a 90 percent chance of developing high blood pressure some time during their lives, according to the editorial. Cardiovascular disease is still ...
Obesity and smoking increase asthma risk
... have asthma. This study adds to the evidence that obesity
and smoking are risk factors that play an important role in the prevalence of asthma, said Charon Gwynn, Ph.D., Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer for the CDC. Since these are also risk factors for a number of other diseases including heart diseas...
'I think I can' helps shed pounds after giving birth
...nes recommend puts women at six times the risk for obesity
by a child's first birthday. The extra pounds contribute to the growing epidemic of obesity
in this country, boosting the risks of a number of diseases including diabetes, heart diseases and h...
USC researchers suggest possible cause for kidney cancer
...mparable rates in the early 1970s. In addition to obesity
and hypertension, known risk factors for kidney ca... the fundamental mechanism behind the link between obesity
and hypertension and kidney cancer," says Gago-Dominguez, "then developing therapeutics or chemoprev...
International study of children and adolescents reveals major trend toward overweight and obesity
...ng evidence of a major shift toward overweight and obesity
in some of these societies, a trend that is of spe...se of childrens inactivity and linked to childhood obesity
in several studies. In the United States alone, a significantly greater proportion of adolescents (...
Ginseng berry extract shows promise for diabetes, obesity
...ed 300,000 deaths each year. The economic cost of obesity
in the U.S. was about $117 billion in 2000. The rising rate of obesity
also contributes to the growing prevalence of type 2 diabetes. "Since this berry contains agents tha...
Breastfeeding associated with lower risk of childhood obesity
...infants could have a 30% reduced risk of childhood obesity
compared with children who were given formula milk...stfeeding has been proposed for protection against obesity
later in life, but the evidence is inconclusive. John Reilly and colleagues from the University of G...
Generation x-tra large: Americans getting fatter younger, study finds
...e. "The compelling thing about these lists is that obesity
puts people at risk for both common causes of deat...for intervention before the health consequences of obesity
take their toll." "Our study clarifies who is at highest risk for obesity, identifies an age when th...
UNC study: Americans getting obese earlier, ethnic groups put on weight at different rates
...l of Medicine. We saw no difference in the rate of obesity
development between black and non-Hispanic white m...s 35 to 37, she said. Overall, the prevalence of obesity
in U.S. adults between ages 20 and 74 doubled during the past 40 years, from 13 percent to 27 percen...
More clues about obesity revealed by brain-imaging study
..., lead author of the study. Wang acknowledges that obesity
is a complex disease with many contributing factors, including genetics, abnormal eating behavior, lack of exercise, and cultural influences, as well as cerebral mechanisms, which are not yet fully understood. In a recent study, he and his team found...
Lean ground beef fortified with soybean phytosterols lowers cholesterol
...iven the current high prevalence of overweight and obesity
in the United States, supplementing lean ground beef with soybean phytosterols may be a lower fat and more nutritious alternative to fortified margarine for the purposes of lowering CVD risk in this population....
Behavior plays key role in disease development and control, according to 10-year prospective review
...obesity, it is becoming clear that the main reason obesity
is increasing in the United States is due to a "toxic environment" that implicity discourages physical activity while explicity encouraging the consumption of supersized portions of high-fat, high-sugar foods. Bold public policy initiatives may help ...
Less inflammation, better heart health in physically fit females
... researchers assessed CRP levels by race, fitness, obesity
and waist size. They found that: CRP levels were 0.43 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dL) in African-American women, 0.25 mg/dL in Native American and 0.23 mg/dL in Caucasian women. Women with low fitness had significantly higher CRP levels (0....
More than 10 million developed cancer in 2000
...rend of a world-wide increase in the prevalence of obesity
and the increasing acquisition of the Western lifestyle by many countries, it is unlikely that the burden of associated tumours will decrease in the foreseeable future. A reduction in mortality will, therefore, largely depend on progress in early det...
Fish-rich tribal diet linked with low leptin levels
...ood. High leptin levels have been associated with obesity
and increased risk for cardiovascular disease. As people gain weight, the body may stop listening to the leptin message, so more leptin is produced, explains senior author Virend K. Somers, M.D., D. Phil., professor of medicine in the division of car...
Heart disease is a pediatric problem: New guidelines point to lifestyle 'training' in childhood
...he "super-sizing" of America's children Rates of obesity
have doubled among U.S. young people during the past two decades, with the highest rates among African-American and Latino youth. Obese children experience the same risk factors associated with heart disease in adults such as high blood pressure, hi...
Gastric bypass surgery for obesity may ease symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease
...The result is chronic heartburn. "GERD and morbid obesity
often coexist, not only because they are both very common but also because obesity
is a major risk factor for GERD; 50 to 70 percent of patients seeking gastric bypass surgery have GE...
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