All posts tagged "obese"
Majority of Americans Are Still Unable to Lose Weight and Keep it Off
Only about one in every six Americans who have ever been overweight or obese loses weight and maintains that loss, according to researchers. While that number is larger than most weight-loss clinical trials report, the majority of...
- Posted September 3, 2010
Children Who Eat Vended Snack Foods More Likely to Develop Poor Diet
According to research, school children who consume foods purchased in vending machines are more likely to develop poor diet quality – and that may be associated with being overweight, obese or at risk for chronic health problems...
- Posted September 3, 2010
High Fat Diet During Puberty May Increase Breast Cancer Risk Later in Life
Girls eating a high-fat diet during puberty, even those who do not become overweight or obese, may be at a greater risk of developing breast cancer later in life. The implications – that a high-fat diet may...
- Posted September 1, 2010
Obesity and Diabetes Rates in California Continue to Increase
According to a new study, a majority of adults in California are obese or overweight, and more than 2 million have been diagnosed with diabetes. Both conditions – which are related to each other as well as...
- Posted August 31, 2010
Toolkit Helps Parents Recognize a Child’s Risk of Obesity
Some simple interventions used by pediatricians were enough to change a parent’s perspective about a child’s being overweight or obese, and change the parent’s behaviors at home to reduce those risks.
- Posted July 12, 2010
Middle Aged Weight Gain Associated With Increased Risk of Diabetes
According to a study, for individuals 65 years of age and older, obesity, excess body fat around the waist and gaining weight after the age of 50 are associated with an increased risk of diabetes.
- Posted June 22, 2010
Low Skeletal Muscle Mass Associated With Insulin Resistance
Dieting to be thin is on its own not enough to stave off diabetes. It is also important to be fit and, in particular, to have good muscle mass and strength. Sarcopenia – low skeletal muscle mass...
- Posted May 28, 2010
Molecule Discovered That Helps Cause Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
Researchers have discovered that obese people have large amounts of a chemokine molecule called CXCL5, produced by certain cells in fatty tissue. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are the main risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Many...
- Posted November 26, 2009
Obese Teenage Women Could Have Higher Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
According to a study, teenage women who are obese may be more than twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis as adults compared to female teens who are not obese. The research involved 238,371women from the Nurses’...
- Posted November 10, 2009
Gene That Could Determine Risk for High Blood Pressure Identified
Researchers investigate how fat causes high blood pressure (hypertension) and they say the findings could one day help identify which obese people, and maybe some lean ones too, are at risk for high blood pressure. The researchers...
- Posted September 1, 2009