Tag: "obesity" at medical news

Study of obesity in prostate cancer screening uncovers new predictor of disease for overweight men

...ted with high levels of PSA in the blood. However, obesity or high body mass index (BMI) has been tied to lower PSA levels. BMI measures weight in relation to height. Compounding this diagnostic difficulty is that increasing BMI leads to increasing prostate size, but, again, lower PSA. Larger prostates pr...

New model makes diagnosing osteoporosis easier

...ansas City, and colleagues from China, showed that obesity can accelerate bone loss (conference abstract P152...teoporosis," Deng said. "We conclude that reducing obesity is good for osteoporosis care." Deng and colleagues compared measures of fat, lean mass (i.e. muscle...

Overweight and obesity enlarges teenagers' hearts

...y authors wrote. "The main findings are that, when obesity is present, something happens in our hearts to inc...this respect is to define a time point after which obesity does not pose as a risk factor anymore," the editorial authors wrote. "For young people with presenc...

Treating obesity may improve the efficacy of therapy for hepatitis C

...f circulating proteins and sugars. In other words, obesity is associated with a wide range of metabolic chang...fatty liver disease. Given the association between obesity and metabolic abnormalities, Michael R. Charlton, M.D. of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepat...

Epidemic of unneeded amputations

...y arterial blockages related to diabetes, smoking, obesity and vascular system complications are occurring at an alarming rate. Yet physicians may be too quick to amputate as 85 percent of them may be preventable, according to the International Diabetes Foundation. Amputations are not only disfiguring and l...

Study links obesity to liver failure

...NGELES (May 24, 2006) Researchers have found that obesity can put patients with acute liver failure at incre...tinal surgery. The connection between diabetes and obesity in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been well established; however, ...

Study: Super-sizing your food takes a hidden toll on your pocketbook

.... "When confronted with the overwhelming costs of obesity to society as a whole, people don't always take th...that upsizing a meal is no bargain after all. With obesity projected to rise from the current 30 percent to 40 percent of the American population by 2010, this...

Inconsistent access to food in low-income households may contribute to weight gain

...entify economic factors that increase the risk for obesity among low-income Americans, we can work to modify some of these risk factors."...

Springer acquires Obesity Surgery from FD-Communications

...unity of bariatric surgeons." He continued, "With obesity clearly on the rise, the need for high-quality bariatric surgery content will continue to spread across the globe." Dr. Deitel and Frances Deitel will continue in their respective roles as Editor-in-Chief and Director of Advertising Sales for the jo...

Obesity linked to all types of breast cancer

...placement therapy actually mitigate the effects of obesity on cancer risk. Moreover, current weight as define...18. While there is much literature on the risk of obesity and breast cancer, there is no data on whether that risk is specific for the type of breast cancer. ...

Procedures beat meds to help patients fight obesity, GERD

...onditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease and obesity are becoming popular options, but the medical comm...ts in the United States are considered obese, with obesity among adolescents and older adults rising dramatically. While gastric surgeries are soaring in popu...

Some people would give life or limb not to be fat

...of the people responding to an online survey about obesity said they would give up a year of their life rather than be fat, according to a study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale. The 4,000 respondents in varying numbers between 15% and 30% also said they would rather walk away from thei...

Cultural approach is key to tackling obesity

...ure plays a significant role in how women perceive obesity in terms of both appearance and health, according ...ed over 10 years on descriptions of the concept of obesity by health professionals, Black Americans, Latino Americans and Caucasian Americans. Davidson and Kna...

For elderly, extra pounds may lower mortality rates

...ring their elderly years," Corrada said. "In turn, obesity during young adulthood and being underweight during the elderly years leads to higher mortality rates." "The overall message," Corrada added, "should be that what constitutes a 'normal' range for people over 80s should be re-examined."...

Cardiovascular disease costs UK economy 29 billion a year

...opulation, and the threat to heart health posed by obesity and diabetes...

Exercise can protect against skin cancer

... warrants further investigation, particularly with obesity on the increase in the Western world," said Conney, State of New Jersey Professor of Chemical Biology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In another first, the researchers also detected what could be the mechanism responsible for this eff...

JCI table of contents, May 11, 2006

... METABOLIC DISEASE MCP-1: the missing link between obesity and insulin resistance Individuals diagnosed with...ase and stroke. The molecular mechanisms that link obesity and insulin resistance are the subject of intense investigation and are not completely understood. I...

Strong governmental leadership needed to tackle obesity epidemic

...ial to drive the policy changes needed to curb the obesity epidemic, states an editorial in this week's issue... editorial. The Lancet believes that prevention of obesity is only likely with fundamental changes to societies that involve, for example, production and avail...

Over 80 million Americans risking early death through smoking or obesity

...ds a study published on bmj.com today. Smoking and obesity are two of the leading causes of death and illness in the United States, but the overlap between the two conditions has never been measured. Using data from the 2002 national health interview survey, researchers estimated the proportion of adults in ...

New guidelines offer power to prevent stroke

... and patients -- particularly those with abdominal obesity and hypertension -- about sleep disorder symptoms. Other risk factors such as inflammation, infection and migraine are all mentioned in the guidelines as areas in which research is evolving. The guidelines also recommend low-dose aspirin to prevent ...

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