Tag: "overweight" at medical news
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...-menopausal women 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 fol...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...rtain populations, including young black males and overweight
males, have a problem with pressure returning to normal because of reduced ability to eliminate sodium. Dr. Kapuku wants to know if this impaired ability to regulate sodium also increases the risk for the early changes in the heart's ability to fill....
Massive weight loss conference Dallas April 1-2
... an estimated 64 percent of U.S. adults are either overweight
or obese. More than 106,000 body contouring procedures were performed in 2004, up 77 percent over the last five years according to the ASPS. Massive weight loss patients, who accounted for nearly 56,000 procedures, continue to drive the growth in bod...
Waist size linked to diabetes risk in adult men
...sk for diabetes whether or not a man is considered overweight
or obese according to his BMI." The authors suggest that the currently recommended waist circumference cutoff of 40 inches for men may need to be lowered. "Many of the men who developed type 2 diabetes had measurements lower than the cutoff," explain...
US life expectancy about to decline, researchers say
...sease, cancer and other complications. Obesity and overweight
are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. And the largest increases in obesity have occurred among children and minorities. Body weight is affected by many genetic, psychological and environmental factors that influence ...
Study of obese diabetics explains why low-carb diets produce fast results
...arbohydrates." Almost 80 percent of diabetics are overweight
or obese, compounding health risks such as heart disease and stroke. Boden wanted to examine how low-carbohydrate diets, which have been shown to produce rapid weight loss, affected weight, appetite and blood sugar in obese diabetics. He discovered...
Effects of education level on rates of obesity differ by race
...ally in the United States, the prevalence rates of overweight
and obesity remain disproportionately higher for A...m previous studies suggests that SES may influence overweight
and obesity for women of different racial groups. Ten T. Lewis, Ph.D., of Rush University Medical Ce...
Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
...I less than 18.5), normal weight (BMI 18.5 24.9), overweight
((BMI 25.0 29.9), class one obesity (BMI 30.0 34...s (70 percent of men and 81 percent of women) were overweight
or obese. Nearly 20 percent of women younger than 55 years and 7.0 percent of men in that age group ...
Will your kids grow up to be fat?
... likely than their leaner peers to become obese or overweight
as young adults. This research was conducted over ...Research journal. "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...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2005 (first issue)
...ex (BMI) and asthma occurred in females who became overweight
during late adolescence and early adulthood. At age 9, there was no evidence of an association, but by 26 it was statistically significant. Analysis of data was performed in 1,037 children at ages 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, and 26. Information on asth...
Studies address issues of risk and survival in rapidly increasing GI cancers
...ased the likelihood of survival: Those who were overweight
before diagnosis (BMI 25-30 kg/m2) had an approximately 30 percent lower risk of death compared to normal and underweight patients. Patients with moderate to high incomes (= $15,000 per year) had an up to 38 percent lower risk of death compared to ...
Scientific evidence for diets: don't believe everything you read
...ret accurately. In the USA, 97 million adults are overweight
or obese. Extensive studies on the role of diet, exercise and genes are being carried out in a general effort to better understand and prevent obesity. The researchers analysed 231 articles reporting studies of the effects of diet restriction, diet ...
UIC offers new weight loss surgery for obese teens
... American Academy of Pediatrics, the prevalence of overweight
and obesity among children and adolescents has doubled in the past two decades. "It's clear that obesity is a costly public health issue in the United States when it's estimated that more than five percent of the population is severely overweight," s...
Drugs aid weight loss among type 2 diabetes patients
...ues. Norris says people with diabetes who are also overweight
may have a harder time losing weight than non-diabetics. Insulin therapy itself might cause weight gain, Norris says. Keeping track of a complex series of treatments for diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure "all complicate behavioral c...
Study associates alcohol use patterns with Body Mass Index
...tain drinking patterns constitute risk factors for overweight
Morbidly obese pay nearly twice as much for health care
...han for normal-weight adults, 65 percent more than overweight
adults, and 47 percent more than obese adults. The excess costs among morbidly obese adults resulted from greater spending on visits to the doctor, outpatient hospital care, inpatient care and prescription drugs, the researchers say. "The economic bu...
Study explores risks of obesity in children with kidney transplants
...e and all children. "Adolescents may already be overweight
when they develop kidney disease and the little ones may develop obesity as a result of some of their therapy," she says. "We need to try and help kids, if they are heavy, to try to lose weight before they get a transplant and to pay more attention t...
Obesity and weight gain associated with poorer breast cancer survival
Alexandria, VA-- Women who are overweight
prior to breast cancer diagnosis, or who are lean ...sify women as normal weight (BMI of 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 an...
Obesity may affect accuracy of prostate screening
...lues when screening for prostate cancer if men are overweight
Insufficient sleep associated with overweight and obesity
CHICAGO Obese and overweight
patients in a study group reported sleeping less t...fied as being of normal weight (BMI less than 25), overweight
(BMI 25 29.9), obese (BMI 30 39.9), or severely obese (BMI 40 or greater). The average participant...
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