News tagged with overweight
Statins, the most widely prescribed drugs worldwide, are often suggested to lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease in individuals with obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of medical disorders ...
Cardiology May 15, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Using a simple smartphone application to photograph one's meals is a useful slimming aid for the overweight, according to an experiment reported on Sunday.
Overweight and Obesity May 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Women who engage in "fat talk"—the self-disparaging remarks girls and women make in relation to eating, exercise or their bodies—are less liked by their peers, a new study from the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry May 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Weight loss—by dietary changes alone or combined with physical exercise—has a positive impact on the production of adipose tissue hormones: Adipose tissue produces less leptin but, instead, more adiponectin, which counteracts ...
Health Mar 07, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—With a little exercise and dieting, overweight people with type 2 diabetes can still train their fat cells to produce a hormone believed to spur HDL cholesterol production, report medical researchers from ...
Medical research Oct 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A high fat diet may damage the part of the brain that controls appetite and energy expenditure which in turn dictates our weight.
Medical research Sep 11, 2012 | 1 / 5 (2) | 1 |
An evaluation of national data by UC Davis researchers has found that extra weight is not necessarily linked with a higher risk of death.
Health Jul 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 2 |
Social jetlag -- a syndrome related to the mismatch between the body's internal clock and the realities of our daily schedules -- does more than make us sleepy. It is also contributing to the growing tide of obesity, according ...
Medical research May 10, 2012 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Metabolic disorders, such as excess abdominal fat, raised blood pressure, higher levels of insulin, glucose and triglycerides and lower levels of the beneficial HDL cholesterol can be found in children as young as 6 to 8 ...
Cardiology Apr 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Using a mobile app that tracks eating and activity helped people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off for at least a year, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Health Dec 10, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 2 |
Having a lower percentage of body fat may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, according to a study by an international consortium of investigators, including two scientists from the Institute for Aging ...
Genetics Jun 26, 2011 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Teaching new mums about healthy eating and active play can help cut the risk of their child being overweight or obese, a study published today in the British Medical Journal finds.
Overweight and Obesity Jun 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Overweight children are far more likely to take prescription medications than children of a normal weight—a trend that adds to already higher health-care costs for treating childhood obesity, according ...
Overweight and Obesity Oct 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
People who participate in community gardening have a significantly lower body mass index—as well as lower odds of being overweight or obese—than do their non-gardening neighbors. Researchers at the University ...
Health Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Overweight women may never escape the painful stigma of obesity even after they have shed the pounds, new research suggests.
Overweight and Obesity May 29, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1
Overweight is often used interchangeably with pre-obese and is generally defined as having more body fat than is optimally healthy. Being overweight is a common condition, especially where food supplies are plentiful and lifestyles are sedentary. As much as 64% of the United States adult population is considered either overweight or obese, and this percentage has increased over the last four decades.
Excess weight has reached epidemic proportions globally, with more than 1 billion adults being either overweight or obese. Increases have been observed across all age groups.
A healthy body requires a minimum amount of fat for the proper functioning of the hormonal, reproductive, and immune systems, as thermal insulation, as shock absorption for sensitive areas, and as energy for future use. But the accumulation of too much storage fat can impair movement and flexibility, and can alter the appearance of the body.
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