Tag: "obesity" at medical news
Japanese adults with diabetes have increased cancer risk
... common health conditions and risk factors such as obesity
might contribute to both diabetes and cancer, and some types of cancer may actually cause diabetes. In addition, those being treated for diabetes often visit a physician more frequently than those without a chronic health condition, and this increas...
Diabetes, not obesity, increases risk of developing critical illness and early death
...f developing critical illness and dying early, but obesity
without diabetes does not. A study published today...ot have diabetes. These results are surprising, as obesity
is linked to diabetes. The authors of the study conclude that the relationship between obesity, diab...
For super-obese patients, duodenal switch beats gastric bypass
...he super obese make up only a fraction of the U.S. obesity
pandemic, but their ranks are increasing faster than any other group. When the term was coined in 1987, fewer than one in 2,000 adults in the United States met the criteria of a BMI greater than 50. (A normal BMI is 18.5 to 24.9. From 25 to 29.9 is...
Lower income means higher risk for heart disease
...e more likely to have high levels of CRP, and that obesity
is the largest contributor to above normal CRP levels. The findings, which were funded by the National Institutes of Health, provide a better understanding about risk factors for poor health outcomes later in life....
Prostate cancer treatment increases risk of diabetes and heart disease
...ies have found GnRH agonists to be associated with obesity
and insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes. "Our study found that men with local or regional prostate cancer receiving a GnRH agonist had a 44 percent higher risk of developing diabetes and a 16 percent higher risk of developing coronary hear...
Is there a relationship between a mother prompting her child to eat and obesity?
The prevalence of childhood obesity
has increased significantly since the 1980s. Many...at maternal feeding behaviors are related to child obesity
risk." Prompting may cause the child to eat more, even when full, and therefore teach to child to i...
Planning guidebook to help make walking safer and more convenient
Though it's not a prescription to cure obesity
or a magic wand to make traffic congestion disappear, the new Georgia Guidebook for Pedestrian Planning does provide detailed directions for administering a healthy dose of help. The guidebook, developed by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Te...
The Scripps Research Institute, McDonald's align to fight childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes
...sident of The Scripps Research Institute. "With obesity
often comes debilitating, even fatal type 2 diabetes. These are epidemics that Americacannot ignore. The McDonald's and Scripps Research alignment represents advancement in the effort to change the landscape of these severe pediatric health issues, a...
Updated sleep apnea screening recommended for commercial drivers
... depended on two major factors - age and degree of obesity
- with prevalence increasing with both. Population projections by FMCSA indicate the number of older drivers will increase by 50% over the next twenty years. Other research demonstrates that drivers with undiagnosed OSA have an increased risk (2 to ...
UC Davis researchers find added benefit of statins in those at high risk for heart disease, diabetes
...ndition defined by symptoms that include abdominal obesity
and high blood pressure. The study, published online in the September 12 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, offers new hope to the one in four Americans with metabolic syndrome who have double the risk of developing heart...
Exercisers may have better breast cancer survival
...adulthood had no impact on survival. "Given that obesity
is relatively well established as a poor prognostic factor in breast cancer," conclude the authors, "it is hopeful that activity may provide an opportunity to improve survival in this sub-population."...
Brown seaweed contains promising fat fighter, weight reducer
...pe that our study [points to a way to] help reduce obesity
in the U.S. and elsewhere," says study leader Kazu...sity lipoprotein), which is known to contribute to obesity
and heart disease. But unlike fish oil supplements, fucoxanthin doesn't have an unpleasant smell, Mi...
Identifying risk for obesity in early childhood
...ation. He said the group pursued the study because obesity
is a major public health problem in the United Sta...ease Control growth standards developed before the obesity
epidemic, children are considered to be overweight if their BMI is over the 85th percentile, or fall...
Overweight in early childhood increases chances for obesity at age 12
...older." A large number of studies have found that obesity
persists from childhood, through adolescence and i...wing up during the current trend of overweight and obesity
in the general population. The analysis was conducted on data collected as part of the NICHD Study ...
Childhood obesity briefing on Sept. 13
...ent could work together to address rising rates of obesity
in children and youth. It will be released at a one-hour public briefing. DETAILS: Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of the National Academies building, 2100 C Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. Those who cannot attend may listen to...
Obesity in men linked to infertility
...ute of Environmental Health Sciences. "Preventing obesity
can help improve men's overall health, perhaps even their reproductive health." The NIEHS unveiled a new strategic plan, "New Frontiers in Environmental Sciences and Human Health," in May aimed at challenging and energizing the scientific communi...
Better after-school snack choices boost nutrition for low-income kids, UC Davis research confirms
...lp low-income children -- those at highest risk of obesity
-- consume more fruit and less saturated fat, said lead author Diana Cassady, an assistant professor of public health sciences at UC Davis. "Even though school food programs have very limited budgets, this study suggests that with leadership and a...
Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer
A new study provides evidence that obesity
leads to more aggressive types of ovarian cancer. ... hypothesize that higher mortality associated with obesity
may be caused by more aggressive tumors rather than delays in diagnosis. Andrew J. Li, M.D. of the...
Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer, Cedars-Sinai research shows
...rican Cancer Society's journal Cancer, showed that obesity
affected survival rates, shortened the length of t...mmon type. While previous studies have shown that obesity
is a factor in the development and prognosis of cancers such as breast, uterine and colorectal, the ...
New study seeks to lower diabetes risk in youth
...y common disease in youth. "The alarming rise in obesity
and type 2 diabetes in all age groups poses a majo...etes cases. "As a society, we need to address the obesity
epidemic if we're going to have any success containing the rising rate of type 2 diabetes in kids. ...
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