Navigation Links
Fat and healthy? York U study finds slim isn't always superior
Date:8/15/2011

TORONTO, August 15, 2011 A study out of York University has some refreshing news: Being fat can actually be good for you.

Published today in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, the study finds that obese people who are otherwise healthy live just as long as their slim counterparts, and are less likely to die of cardiovascular causes.

"Our findings challenge the idea that all obese individuals need to lose weight," says lead author Jennifer Kuk, assistant professor in York's School of Kinesiology & Health Science, Faculty of Health. "Moreover, it's possible that trying and failing to lose weight may be more detrimental than simply staying at an elevated body weight and engaging in a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables," she says.

Kuk's team looked at 6,000 obese Americans over a 16-year span, comparing their mortality risk with that of lean individuals.

They found that obese individuals who had no (or only mild) physical, psychological or physiological impairments had a higher body weight in early adulthood, were happier with this higher body weight, and had attempted to lose weight less frequently during their lives. However, these individuals were also more likely to be physically active and consume a healthy diet.

Researchers used a newly-developed grading tool, the Edmonton Obesity Staging System (EOSS), which has been found to be more accurate than body mass index (BMI) for identifying who should attempt to lose weight. Developed by University of Alberta researchers, it is modelled on staging systems that classify the extent and severity of other diseases such as cancer, mental illness and heart disease. It offers five stages of obesity based on both traditional physical measurements such as BMI and waist-to-hip ratio, plus clinical measurements that reflect medical conditions often caused or aggravated by ob
'/>"/>

Contact: Melissa Hughes
mehughes@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22097
York University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Long-term study shows effect of climate change on animal diversity
2. £2 million study to reveal workings of dementia genes
3. New study looks to define evangelicals and how they affect polling
4. CU-Boulder study suggests air quality regulations miss key pollutants
5. Researchers study acoustic communication in deep-sea fish
6. Study reveals homeowner perceptions in fire-prone areas
7. Researchers study how pistachios may improve heart health
8. Study: urban black bears live fast, die young
9. New study indicates link between weight gains during pregnancy and dieting history
10. Study reveals specific gene in adolescent men with delinquent peers
11. Sweat it out: UH study examines ability of sweat patches to monitor bone loss
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced ... Human Genetics from October 18 22, 2014 in ... promote the entry of students, post doctorates and scientists ... science community and to encourage the participation of young ... This year MARC conferred 16 awards totaling $29,600., The ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... identified the developmental on-off switch for Streptomyces , ... two-thirds of the world,s naturally derived antibiotic medicines. ... it is possible to manipulate this switch to make ... appearing August 28 in Cell , found that ... and a larger protein called BldD ultimately controls whether ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the ... drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in ... better treatment options for recovering drug addicts. The new ... Brook University in New York, USA and the U.S. ... Optical Society,s (OSA) open-access journal Biomedical Optics ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Small molecule acts as on-off switch for nature's antibiotic factory 2Small molecule acts as on-off switch for nature's antibiotic factory 3This is your brain's blood vessels on drugs 2This is your brain's blood vessels on drugs 3
... even a small amount of MDMA, better known as ecstasy, ... study to look at the neurotoxic effects of low doses ... were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ... in blood circulation in some areas of the brain in ...
... India constitute more than one-sixth of the world's ... related to genetic diseases. And with the growth ... and western lifestyles have risen to near-epidemic proportions, ... importance. , In response to this dearth ...
... has yielded new evidence for domesticated horses up to 5,600 ... appear to be the remains of horse corrals beside pit ... by horse manure. The Krasnyi Yar site was inhabited by ... relied heavily on horses for food, tools, and transport. , ...
Cached Biology News:Ecstasy can harm the brains of first-time users 2Researchers make progress in studying genetic traits of India-born populations 2New evidence of early horse domestication 2New evidence of early horse domestication 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 ... be valued at $5.6 billion in 2019. It ... 18.1% from 2013 to 2019, and was valued ... research report published by Transparency Market Research. , ... please visit: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/companion-diagnostics-market.html . , The research ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... PA (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Pittcon ... Hub MacDonald, and colleague Koichiro Matsuda, Horiba Scientific, have ... on September 5, 2014. JASIS , Asia’s largest ... 3-5, 2014, in Makuhari Messe, Japan. , The ... Tools for Bioanalysis from Single Molecules to Single Cells” ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Local veterinarian, Dr. Keith Clement, and his ... to participate in an investigational study of donor stem ... of this study is to determine if a single ... arthritically affected joints can help reduce pain and inflammation ... current investigational study must be older than nine months, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 29, 2014 Due to a misstatement posted ... the Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC ( ASCTC ) ... cell therapy research that might benefit ALS patients. Because ... new stem cell technologies and therapeutic applications, FRC listed ASCTC ... Challenge donors who wish not to support research that ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Companion Diagnostics Market to Hit $5.6 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research 2Companion Diagnostics Market to Hit $5.6 Billion in 2019: Transparency Market Research 3Fifth Annual U.S. Symposium at JASIS Organized by Pittcon’s Program Chairman Hub MacDonald 2Burnt Hills Veterinary Hospital Seeks Candidates for an Investigational Study of Stem Cells for Dogs with Arthritis 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Declines ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donors Wishing to Support Ethical Research for New Stem Cell Therapies 2The Adult Stem Cell Technology Center, LLC Declines ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Donors Wishing to Support Ethical Research for New Stem Cell Therapies 3
... SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10, 2011 Enobia Pharma Inc., ... II study of ENB-0040, a bone targeted enzyme replacement ... serious, rare metabolic bone disorder. The results were presented ... of Enobia, at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare ...
... (Nasdaq: PRXL ) will release Second Quarter Fiscal ... the close of the stock market.  The announcement will be ... the PR Newswire website at www.prnewswire.com . ... 10:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 to discuss ...
... DuPont (NYSE: DD ) has entered ... a global enzyme and specialty food ingredients company, for ... of Danisco net debt.  Upon closing, this transaction would ... with science-intensive innovations that address global challenges in food ...
Cached Biology Technology:Enobia Announces Successful Completion of Phase II Juvenile Study of ENB-0040, a Bone Targeted Enzyme Replacement Therapy 2Enobia Announces Successful Completion of Phase II Juvenile Study of ENB-0040, a Bone Targeted Enzyme Replacement Therapy 3PAREXEL Announces Date of Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Earnings Release and Conference Call 2DuPont to Acquire Danisco for $6.3 Billion 2DuPont to Acquire Danisco for $6.3 Billion 3DuPont to Acquire Danisco for $6.3 Billion 4
... conserved form of cell suicide, which follows ... component of this process is a cascade ... enzymes participate in a series of reactions ... signals and result in the cleavage of ...
... System provides optimized reagents and protocols for ... genes by insertion of group II introns. ... group II introns and utilizes a simple ... II intron for specific insertion into the ...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a full length recombinant PPIL2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = PPIL2...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant QARS. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = QARS...
Biology Products: