Navigation Links
Obese people can be metabolically healthy and in good shape
Date:9/20/2012

A person can be obese and metabolically healthy at the same time, which means that this person will have the same mortality risk for heart disease or cancer that people of normal weight. This is the conclusion of a study published in the prestigious journal European Heart Journal [1].

"Obesity is associated with a large number of chronic diseases as heart diseases or cancer. However, there is a group of obese people that do not suffer the metabolic complications associated with obesity", the author of the study, Prof. Francisco B.Ortega, explains.

Prof. Ortega is currently working as a researcher and professor at the University of Granada Department of Physical Education, and at the Karolinska Institut Department of BioSciences and Nutrition in Sweden. Prof. Ortega conducted this study during his professional stay at the University of South Carolina (USA), in collaboration with Prof. Steven N. Blair, one of the most renowned researchers in the world in the field of physical activity, fitness and health. Prof. Blair is the coordinator of the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS), which includes more than 43,000 people followed-up either for 15 years or until their death,

Prof. Ortega et al. observed in their study that between 30-40% of obese patients were metabolically healthy. "We made two findings: firstly, metabolically-healthy obese people exhibited better cardiorespiratory fitness or aerobic fitness-. Secondly, this subgroup has a lower mortality risk rate for heart disease or cancer than other obese people, and has the same mortality risk than people of normal weight."

"This study concludes that, regardless of body weight and fat, people with better aerobic fitness have a lower risk for heart or cancer disease and death", Dr. Ortega states.

"This finding means that a more accurate prognosis of the risk for heart or cancer disease in obese people can be achieved if health professionals assess the lipid pro
'/>"/>

Contact: Francisco B. Ortega
ortegaf@ugr.es
34-958-244-374
University of Granada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Diminished Taste Buds Noted in Obese Children
2. Belly Fat Adds to Diabetes Risk in Obese Adults, Study Finds
3. Severely Obese Women Attempting IVF May Have Lower Egg Quality
4. Its Possible to Be Obese and Heart-Healthy: Studies
5. Obese and overweight women face increased risk of recurrence of most common type of breast cancer
6. Many Obese Americans Struggle With Stigma, Discrimination, Poll Finds
7. Older Americans Living Longer, But Becoming More Obese
8. Fat Stats: 30% of Adults in 12 States Now Obese
9. Severely Obese Donors Raise Risks for Kids With Liver Transplant
10. Obese donors increase risk of death for pediatric liver transplant recipients
11. Obese Label May Not Apply to Heavy Ex-NFL Players
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/30/2014)... The San Diego personal injury lawyers of The Law ... are now offering free case reviews for individuals that have ... “Symptoms of asbestos exposure can take years to develop, so ... ago may just now be suffering from the ill effects,” ... J. Helbock A.P.C. “We want people to know that we ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Nuanced ... pleased to announce the release of the Medical Web Design ... a cumulation of research done across multiple agencies and the ... Design trends are constantly changing as the industry grows. Therefore ... be aware of ideas that consumers enjoy most. New trends ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... 30, 2014 Saint Luke’s Medical ... awarded the Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 Level 3 ... for Quality Assurance. Only one out of four ... Level 2, or Level 3 recognition. , Patients ... Medical Home report faster access to their doctors, ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 VogueQueen.com, a ... steps with the newest trends in garment fashion by ... the company is selling an all-inclusive array of ... When shopping online, a lot of customers take price ... promotions frequently. That makes the purchase more affordable for ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... a form of acupuncture where a small ... needles produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety ... for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint ... (AIs) to treat breast cancer. The results of ... by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C. Offers Case Evaluations for Possible Asbestos Claims 2Health News:Nuanced Media Releases "Medical Web Design Trends of 2014" Article 2Health News:Saint Luke’s Medical Group Awarded Patient-Centered Medical Home 2011 Level 3 Recognition 2Health News:VogueQueen.com Now Provides Graceful And Sexy Lingerie Collection For August 2Health News:Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors 2Health News:Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors 3
... immune cells than sedentary, healthy adults , , MONDAY, Nov. ... help ward off heart disease and cancer, and now new ... cells themselves. , , Endurance athletes had longer telomeres ... cell -- in their white blood cells than healthy, nonsmoking ...
... SEIU Local 21LA members and New Orleans employees of ... 1, 2009, at noon at Sodexo Facilities and Maintenance headquarters, ... policy and arbitrary disciplinary policies that target employees who are ... member. Sodexo employees who clean schools in the Recovery School ...
... , ... released today by Latino Decisions, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for ... shows a widespread consensus among the Latino/Hispanic electoral about the importance of ... the first time, health care tops the list of national issues identified ...
... Nov. 30 Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE: TYC ... shareholders will be held on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at ... Hotel, Beethoven-Strasse 21, 8002 Zurich, Switzerland. Registered shareholders as of ... vote at the annual general meeting. Additionally, individuals who ...
... , GAINESVILLE, Fla., Nov. 30 The launch of ... the first FDA-cleared, fully-automated morphological system for the detection ... The ONCAD system will be officially unveiled at the ... Chicago. , Developed in partnership with leading experts in ...
... ― Providing free medications to people after heart attack ... low cost for provincial governments, according to a new ... "Many patients are not benefiting from effective ... says Dr. Irfan Dhalla, the study,s lead author and ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging 2Health News:Exercise Guards White Blood Cells Against Aging 3Health News:As H1NI Hits New Orleans in Force: School Custodians to Hold Rally to Call on Contractor to Stop Penalizing Workers Coping With Illness 2Health News:New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support Among Latinos for Health Care Reform That Includes Public Option 2Health News:New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support Among Latinos for Health Care Reform That Includes Public Option 3Health News:New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support Among Latinos for Health Care Reform That Includes Public Option 4Health News:New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support Among Latinos for Health Care Reform That Includes Public Option 5Health News:New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support Among Latinos for Health Care Reform That Includes Public Option 6Health News:New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support Among Latinos for Health Care Reform That Includes Public Option 7Health News:New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support Among Latinos for Health Care Reform That Includes Public Option 8Health News:New Survey Shows Overwhelming Support Among Latinos for Health Care Reform That Includes Public Option 9Health News:New Breast MRI Technology Enables Enhanced Breast Cancer Detection 2Health News:New Breast MRI Technology Enables Enhanced Breast Cancer Detection 3Health News:Coverage of inexpensive drugs may increase length and quality of life after heart attack 2
(Date:7/29/2014)... July 29, 2014  Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... Clinical Chemistry (AACC) 2014 Clinical Lab Expo today by ... unique ways Roche is partnering with customers to redefine ... tell us every day that they,re looking for a ... in their labs and offices," said Jack Phillips ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... BEDFORD, Mass. , July 29, 2014  Instrumentation Laboratory ... identity, including a new corporate logo. This is part of ... IL. Founded in Boston, MA ... Group family of companies since 1992.  Other companies in the ... ), Biokit and Systelab ( Barcelona, Spain ).  ...
(Date:7/29/2014)... LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. , July 29, 2014  Sysmex ... equipment and information systems technology, will feature an exhibit ... (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in ... 31, 2014. "We are extremely excited ... tremendous opportunity to interact with our customers and continue ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 2Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 3Roche focuses on partnering with customers to redefine the value of the laboratory at the AACC 2014 Clinical Lab Expo 4Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 2Instrumentation Laboratory Unveils New Corporate Brand 3New Product Offerings Highlight Sysmex's Presence at 2014 AACC in Chicago 2New Product Offerings Highlight Sysmex's Presence at 2014 AACC in Chicago 3
... YORK, April 23, 2012  Delcath Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... working capital line of credit revolver with Silicon Valley Bank ... sciences. The credit facility is available for general corporate purposes ... Commenting on the transaction, Eamonn P. Hobbs, President ...
... 21, 2012 Medaxial, the healthcare value ... Queen,s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its international ... are the UK,s most prestigious business accolade, bestowed by ... of companies who have achieved outstanding results in international ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Delcath Systems, Inc. Secures $20 Million Credit Facility 2Delcath Systems, Inc. Secures $20 Million Credit Facility 3Delcath Systems, Inc. Secures $20 Million Credit Facility 4Pharmaceutical Industry Service Company Awarded The UK's Most Prestigious Business Accolade in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in International Trade 2Pharmaceutical Industry Service Company Awarded The UK's Most Prestigious Business Accolade in Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in International Trade 3
Modular hip abduction system designed to provide superior fit, adjustability and functionality for optimum patient stability, comfort and compliance...
... Pavlik-type harness with greatly improved wearability ... congenital hip dysplasia. Color-coded straps, Velcro ... foot pieces.,Color-coded anterior straps help avoid ... made while the child lies supine. ...
... the most significant advance in walker design in years. ... where the weight bearing surfaces of the foot rest ... absorbed at the heel strike. The footbed in the ... for added comfort and stability. , ,No leg ...
... cost walker features a non-skid rocker outsole ... profile design minimizes leg length discrepancies. Five ... strapping quick and easy. Steel uprights are ... ankles and extra bandaging. This extra width ...
Medicine Products: