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All posts tagged "obese"
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
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
‘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
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
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
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