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More Kids Becoming Severely Obese

Expert urges additional programs, and coverage, for health effects,, FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- In the last 25 years, rates of severe childhood obesity in the United States have tripled, putting increasing numbers of children at risk for diabetes and heart disease, says a new ...

Eating Habits in the Obese May Echo Drug Addicts' Patterns

Sensitization could be at play, nutrition expert says,,,,,, WEDNESDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to weight control, it might not be the kind of snack that matters, but who eats it. When researchers gave similarly "sinful" snacks to obese and non-obese women, the heal...

Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer

Young adults who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and being obese at an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer, according to a study in the June 24 issue of JAMA . Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leadi...

Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight, study finds

(PORTLAND, Ore.)June 23, 2009Underweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weightbut those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight. Those are the findings of a new study published online in Obesity by researchers at Statistic...

Underweight and Extremely Obese Die Earlier Than People of Normal Weight, Study Finds

A little extra weight may protect people from early death PORTLAND, Ore., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Underweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight - but those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight. Those are the findi...

Diabetes Drug Byetta May Aid Weight Loss in Obese Patients

Combined diet, exercise and injection had best results in study THURSDAY, June 11 (HealthDay News) -- Exenatide (Byetta), a drug normally used to treat diabetes, may also help non-diabetic obese people lose weight when combined with diet and exercise, new research has found. Researc...

Physiological response may explain why some severely obese patients overeat

PROVIDENCE, RI Don't feel like you are getting full when eating a large meal? New research from The Miriam Hospital suggests that a physiological response may partially explain why severely obese individuals may not feel satisfied after eating and often have difficulty controlling the amount of f...

Making Obese Mice Slim, Without Diet or Exercise

Findings might someday help overweight humans, too, experts say,, WEDNESDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have come up with two new ways to control weight and blood sugar levels in obese mice -- without diet or exercise. And although putting the techniques to use in people...

Fewer New Pounds in Pregnancy Best for Obese Moms

Findings support recent changes to gestational weight gain guidelines TUESDAY, June 2 (HealthDay News) -- In a study that reinforces recent changes in pregnancy weight gain recommendations, obese women who gained little or no weight while pregnant had better outcomes than obese women w...

Experts Urge Less Weight Gain for Obese Women in Pregnancy

New guidelines suggest adding no more than 20 pounds THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Obese moms-to-be should limit their weight gain during pregnancy to between 11 and 20 pounds to safeguard their health and that of their baby, according to newly updated expert guidelines. That...

Among Obese Diabetics, Sleep Apnea May Be Common

Study finds, though, that disorder often goes undiagnosed,, FRIDAY, May 22 (HealthDay News) -- People who are obese and have type 2 diabetes often have undiagnosed sleep apnea as well, a new study has found. In fact, of the 306 participants in the study, about 87 percent were found ...

Morbidly Obese Lose Hundreds of Pounds, Gain New Mentality at Live-In Fitness Retreat

Live-In Fitness Enterprise, an all-inclusive weight-loss retreat set outside of Los Angeles, has helped severely obese individuals to change their lifestyle and drop hundreds of necessary pounds. Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) May 13, 2009 -- A recent study indicates that morb...

Extra support helps obese women cycle to and from work

Increased daily exercise can prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obese women, but getting started and maintaining new habits is a challenge. A new study by researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet shows that extra support and encouragement can help more women ...

New Study Shows Morbidly Obese Workforce Has Higher Prevalence of 100+ Diseases and Conditions

Prevalence Decreased in One-Fourth of all Measured Conditions after Bariatric Surgery CHEYENNE, Wyo., April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Workers with morbid obesity have a significantly higher prevalence of more than 100 diseases and conditions than other employees, and those that had bariatric surgery...

Omega-3s May Benefit Newborns, Menopausal Women and Obese Individuals

DENVER, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (omega-3s), namely EPA and DHA found in seafood and fish oil, are known for their potential heart health benefits, but evidence of other benefits continues to stack up. Enhanced infant brain development, reduced hot flashes in menopaus...

Stress May Raise Diabetes Risk for Obese Black Women

Surge in anxiety-linked hormone worsens blood sugar level, researchers suggest THURSDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Stress may play a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes in obese black women, U.S. researchers say. "Much attention has been given to the role of obesity in ...

One in Five Augustans With Type 2 Diabetes Mistakenly Believe That Being Obese or Overweight Can Positively Impact Their Disease

AUGUSTA, Ga., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Taking Control of Your Diabetes (TCOYD) announced findings today from a recent survey conducted by national research firm Yankelovich that found that more than one in five Augustans with type 2 diabetes mistakenly think that excess weight has a positive ef...

Weight loss reduces incontinence in obese women, UCSF study shows

Behavioral weight-loss programs can be an effective way to reduce urinary incontinence in women who are overweight or obese, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. Volunteer participants in the Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise ...

Weight Loss Reduces Incontinence In Obese Women, UCSF Study Shows

Behavioral weight-loss programs can be an effective way to reduce urinary incontinence in women who are overweight or obese, according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco. (Vocus) January 28, 2009 -- Behavioral weight-loss progra...

Morbidly obese patients face high risk for complications after colectomy

CHICAGO (January 14, 2009) New research published in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that morbidly obese patients are at higher risk than normal weight patients for complications after colectomy surgical removal of all or part of the colon for the tr...

Gastric Bypass Halts Diabetes in Obese Teens

Surgery could help them avoid long-term complications of blood sugar disease, scientists say MONDAY, Dec. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Obese teenagers who have gastric bypass surgery not only lose weight but see their type 2 diabetes disappear, a new study finds. Also called bariatric su...

Lean muscle mass helps even obese patients battle cancer

Lean muscle-mass may give even obese people an advantage in battling cancer, a University of Alberta study shows. The study, published in Lancet Oncology , provides evidence that varying body compositions of cancer patients likely plays a role in survival rates, activity levels during the illn...

Lap Band - Approximately 33 Percent of Adults in America are Obese LAP BAND Surgery Can Improve Your Life

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lap Band or the adjustable gastric banding surgery is a minimally-invasive operation used as an alternative medical weight loss intervention in severely obese individuals. Studies show with the FDA approval in 2001; Lap Band surgery to be safest ef...

High-Fat Diet While Pregnant May Produce Obese Kids

It may lead to permanent changes in the fetal brain, study says FRIDAY, Nov. 14 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy causes permanent changes in the fetal brain that can result in overeating and obesity early in life, according to a study with rats. The resea...

Mental barriers hamper obese women's efforts to get exercise

For arachnophobes, it's difficult to kill a spider as it scurries across the floor. Those who are scared to fly might not ever set foot on a plane. While nothing physically stops people with these aversions, a mental barrier can keep them from the task at hand. The same could be said for obes...

Duke researchers show reading can help obese kids lose weight

DURHAM, N.C. -- It's no secret that reading is beneficial. But can it help kids lose weight? In the first study to look at the impact of literature on obese adolescents, researchers at Duke Children's Hospital discovered that reading the right type of novel may make a difference. The Duke resea...

Fat Cells in Obese People Are 'Sick'

More likely to make insulin-resistant proteins, study says WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Fat cells in obese people are "sick" compared to those in lean people, a new study shows. Published in the September issue of Diabetes , a group of researchers from the Temple Univers...

Statins Help Obese People After Bypass Surgery

Cholesterol-lowering drugs reduce closing of heart arteries, study shows FRIDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Statins reduce the perils facing obese people after they have the bypass surgery that restores blood flow to an endangered heart, a study finds. The study was done to help se...

PSA screening may be biased against obese men, leading to more aggressive cancers

DURHAM, N.C. -- Testing men for elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in the blood -- the gold standard screening test for prostate cancer -- may be biased against obese men, whose PSA levels tend to be deceptively low. And this bias may be creating more aggressive cancers in this po...

Studies refute common stereotypes about obese workers

EAST LANSING, Mich. New research led by a Michigan State University scholar refutes commonly held stereotypes that overweight workers are lazier, more emotionally unstable and harder to get along with than their "normal weight" colleagues. With the findings, employers are urged to guard agains...

Research highlights problems of predicting birthweights in obese mothers

Researchers have found what they believe to be the most accurate way of predicting the birth-weight of babies born to the growing number of obese mothers, according to a study in the UK-based journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology . Experts from the University of Rochester Strong Memo...

Minimally-invasive weight loss surgery improves health and morbidly obese teens

NEW YORK (June 18, 2008) -- Teenagers' obesity-related medical complications improve just six months after laparoscopic gastric banding surgery, according to outcomes data presented this week. The preliminary results by physician-scientists from Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presby...

'Standard' Glucose Test May Be Wrong One for Obese Children

Fasting blood glucose test less reliable than glucose stress test in detecting prediabetes SUNDAY, June 15 (HealthDay News) -- The current standard screening test for prediabetes in children often fails to detect the condition, Canadian researchers contend. Ironically, the findings ...

1 out of 4 obese school-aged children suffers metabolic syndrome

This release is available in Spanish . One out of every four obese school-aged children (6 to 12 years old) develops an illness typically associated with adults that are nearly 40 years old, metabolic syndrome, due to one clear reason: child obesity. It has been revealed in a study carrie...

AUA 2008: Gastric bypass surgery restores sexual function in morbidly obese men

ORLANDO, FL, May 19, 2008 Losing weight may help resolve erectile dysfunction in obese men, according to research presented today at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Morbid obesity can cause sexual dysfunction independent of other common confounder...

How to manage Chinese obese children with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Short-term lifestyle intervention is more effective than short-term vitamin E capsule therapy on NAFLD and so it should be the first step in the management of children with NAFLD. This study, performed by a team led by Professor Li Liang, is described in a research article to be published on ...

Aspirin-like compounds increase insulin secretion in otherwise healthy obese people

Aspirin-like compounds (salicylates) can claim another health benefit: increasing the amount of insulin produced by otherwise healthy obese people. Obesity is associated with insulin resistance, the first step toward type 2 diabetes. Aspirin and other salicylates are known to reduce blood gluc...

Overweight, Obese Women Improve Quality of Life With 10 to 30 Minutes of Exercise

American Heart Association Meeting Report: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sedentary, overweight or obese women can improve their quality of life by exercising as little as 10 to 30 minutes a day, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Confere...

Breast cancer more aggressive among obese women

PHILADELPHIA Women with breast cancer have more aggressive disease and lower survival rates if they are overweight or obese, according to findings published in the March 15 issue of Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. The more obese a patient i...

Overweight and obese men have lower PSA values, even before they get prostate cancer

DURHAM, N.C. -- Men who are overweight or obese have lower concentrations of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in their blood than their normal-weight counterparts, according to a new study led by Duke University Medical Center researchers. The finding echoes earlier results on PSA concentrations...
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