Navigation Links
Obese Adults Undergo Less Medical Tests And More Vulnerable To Diseases

Dr. Truls Ostbye and his colleagues from the Duke University of Medical Center has found that fat people had less preventive health care. Obese people had lower rate of medical testing and flu vaccination.// The study was conducted in 10,000 people who received mammography tests, Pap smear tests and flu vaccination. The researchers found that the results correlated with whites and no evidence correlated with the results for black people.

The researchers based their findings on data from two studies that surveyed more than 10,600 U.S. adults between 1995 and 2000. In general, they found, rates of mammography screening for breast cancer, Pap tests for cervical cancer and flu vaccination declined as body mass index (BMI) increased.

Obese women have great chances of developing cancers, and due to obesity the chances of developing chronic diseases such as diabetes are very much increased, which may lead to flu complications in this people. The reasons for fat people not going for regular examination is that the examination procedure like pelvic examinations and mammograms are mostly painful to obese people compared to normal people. Moreover, obese adults mostly have a lower income and they have to pay more insurance money.

It's possible, he said, that "anti-fat bias" on the part of healthcare workers is playing some role, with negative attitudes toward obesity consciously or unconsciously affecting their responses to some patients. "We don't know that's the case, though," Taylor added.

SOURCE: American Journal of Public Health, September 2005.

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Obese women likey for Cesarean
2. Death Risk Higher in Obese Women with Colon Cancer
3. Prostate Cancer in Obese Men
4. Obese Kids Also Prone To Heart Attacks
5. Being Obese Increases Ones Risk Of A wrong Diagnosis During Medical Imaging
6. Being Obese Could Lead To Kidney Stone Formation
7. Obese people can be hypertensive as well
8. Obese children may have abnormalities of lipoproteins
9. Obese women with breast cancer may be under treated.
10. Obese Employees Increase Costs For Employers
11. Plump Infants Getting Obese Later In Life In More Cases
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/24/2015)... Church, VA (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... — 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST, , FDA has long ... regulations. CLIA regulations apply to performing the tests and do not meet the device ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... The ... waive paid entry and parking fees at several of their most popular properties, ... Great Barrington in support of REI’s Black Friday #OptOutside Campaign. The Trustees encourage ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... In response to recent news highlighting Oxycodone ... prescription opioids in the United States grew 400 percent between 1999 and 2010, far ... involved in 37 percent of all fatal drug overdoses. (1) , While oxycodone and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, family ... a live taping of the next CURE Connections® video series on ... 2015 Symposium at Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center in Washington, D.C. , ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... American Family Care (AFC), the nation’s leading provider ... pop-up clinic located in Metro Atlanta’s North Point Mall. The clinic is designed to ... The location is scheduled to operate through Dec. 24. , Holiday Pop-Up Clinic , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 ... of the University of Bern ... Nutrition of the Bern University Hospital "Inselspital" are proud ... develop a novel generation artificial pancreas. Combining a fully ... for diabetic patients with the unequalled accuracy of an ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , November 24, 2015 st  Scientific Assembly ... America (RSNA) taking place in Chicago ... 1122, Hall A. --> st  Scientific Assembly and Annual ... (RSNA) taking place in Chicago on ... A. --> Molecular Dynamics will present its revolutionary whole ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type 1 Diabetes ... says GBI Research . --> The ... Mellitus (T1DM), will be a key driver of market growth to 2021, ... The uptake of recently approved and pipeline premium products for Type 1 ... 2021, says GBI Research . Type ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: