News tagged with obesity epidemic
Related topics: obesity , childhood obesity , body mass index , weight gain , children
(HealthDay) -- Roughly one-third of adults in 12 states are obese, with Mississippi topping the list at 34.9 percent, according to a new analysis of U.S. figures.
Overweight and Obesity Aug 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese can encounter a host of health complications. The added weight also appears to affect how their children grow and develop, at least initially.
Pediatrics Aug 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Overweight and obese individuals can achieve a decade's worth of important health benefits by losing just 20 pounds, even if they regain the weight later that decade, according to research presented at the American Psychological ...
Overweight and Obesity Aug 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have identified a mechanism that can give energy-storing white fat some of the beneficial characteristics of energy-burning brown fat. The findings, based on studies of ...
Medical research Aug 02, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (5) | 0 |
In-utero exposure to relatively high magnetic field levels was associated with a 69 percent increased risk of being obese or overweight during childhood compared to lower in-utero magnetic field levels, according to a Kaiser ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Childhood obesity has nearly tripled in the past three decades, and by 2009, 17 percent of those 2-19 years of age were classified as obese. If actions against childhood obesity do not take place it is likely that today's ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with blocked arteries to their extremities, known as peripheral artery disease (PAD) or critical limb ischemia (CLI), may now find relief from lower leg pain and wounds caused by impaired leg artery circulation with ...
Cardiology Jul 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay) -- A day before a public hearing on New York City's proposed ban on super-sized restaurant sodas, a new analysis finds that such a ban would spare consumers excess calories.
Health Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Recent guidelines recommending cholesterol tests for children fail to weigh health benefits against potential harms and costs, according to a new commentary authored by three physician-researchers at UCSF.
Pediatrics Jul 23, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act has cleared the way for national requirements about posting nutritional information at chain restaurants. Listing calories, fat content, ...
Health Jul 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Statistics show that today, almost one in four Canadians is obese. A deadly trend that has been on the rise for the last thirty years, obesity is associated with diabetes, heart disease and cancer. But is the obesity epidemic ...
Overweight and Obesity Jul 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cat Pause proudly describes herself as "fat", can live with euphemisms like "curvy", "chunky" or "chubby", but baulks at what she believes are value-laden labels such as "overweight" or "obese".
Overweight and Obesity Jul 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1
Most adolescents preparing for weight-loss, or bariatric, surgery are deficient in vitamin D, a new study demonstrates. The results to be presented at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Health Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study suggests that the appetite-inducing hormone ghrelin increases the incentive for humans to eat high-calorie foods, even on a full stomach. The results will be reported Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual ...
Overweight and Obesity Jun 25, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Being physically fit may improve survival rates among diabetes patients with a particular type of heart abnormality, a new study determines. The results will be presented at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in ...
Diabetes Jun 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0