All posts tagged "obese"

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    Weight Discrimination Linked to Increased Risk of Mortality

    Discriminating against people who are overweight or obese can have serious consequences. According to Florida State University College of Medicine researchers Angelina R. Sutin and Antonio Terracciano, people who experience weight discrimination are more likely to become or...

    • Posted October 22, 2015
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    Obesity Increases Risk of Developing Meningioma

    Obesity is already well known to increase the risk of developing diabetes, high blood pressure, and other health problems. A new study indicates it may also increase your risk of developing an aggressive type of brain tumor....

    • Posted September 25, 2015
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    Risk Factors Associated with Extra Weight Already Present in Children

    Overweight children are a significant public health issue worldwide. Overweight and obesity are linked to metabolic syndrome characterised by the presence of several risk factors of type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic vascular disease. These include overweight and...

    • Posted April 1, 2015
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    ‘Healthy’ Obesity Is More Common Than You Think

    Though obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, the two conditions aren’t always linked. Up to one-quarter of individuals currently labeled as obese are actually metabolically healthy and do not have a high risk of developing...

    • Posted July 8, 2014
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    BMI Measurement Not Accurate in Determining Childhood Obesity

    Physicians using body mass index (BMI) to diagnose children as obese should be aware that this measure is not foolproof. A body mass index screening may be missing 25 percent of kids who have excess body fat despite a...

    • Posted June 30, 2014
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  • Just One Session of Exercise Can Burn Fat and Improve Metabolic Health

    One out of every three Americans is obese. These individuals are at greater risk for additional diseases, since  obesity leads to other health problems, such as diabetes. Obesity related complications are associated with an abnormal fat metabolism...

    • Posted April 5, 2014
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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