Obesity

Fitness Goal Setting

Fitness Goal Setting

27 minutes ago   |   Fitness Tips for Life

Setting goals for your fitness is a very good idea and I have posted a couple of guides on how to do this well. I found the following information that I thought was valuable...
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Preoperative weight loss may not provide health benefits after surgery

47 minutes ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

For obese and overweight patients, it is common for various surgical procedures to be deferred until they have lost weight through diet and exercise.
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Research aims to address health disparities in African-American men

2 hours ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

The burden of risk factors for chronic disease is substantially higher in black men compared with their white counterparts, including a higher prevalence of obesity and...
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Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokes in Obese People With Diabetes

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Heart Attacks, Strokes in Obese People With Diabetes

3 hours ago   |   Medindia Health   |   2 articles

People with diabetes and severe obesity who had bariatric surgery were 40 percent less likely to have a heart attack or stroke within 5 years than those who had usual medical...
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Obese Children Don't Have More Pain After Surgery

Obese Children Don't Have More Pain After Surgery

3 hours ago   |   Medindia Health

Children who fall into the obese category may not require higher doses of opioids to manage postsurgical pain as obese adults often do.
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Food-related behaviours among individuals with overweight/obesity and normal body weight

9 hours ago   |   Nutrition Journal

Emotional eating is a factor associated with a negative body image and other problematic eating behaviours. In this context little is known about differences between...
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Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Early Colon Ca in Women

9 hours ago   |   MedPageToday

Risk seen rising with incremental increases in BMI
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Nerve Plane Block May Improve Mastectomy Pain

11 hours ago   |   MedPageToday

Also: obese children and post-surgery pain; patient-controlled epidurals after C-section
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Bariatric surgery can halve risk for CV events in type 2 diabetes

12 hours ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Adults with obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery were half as likely to experience macrovascular complications over 4 years, including acute myocardial...
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Obesity Surgery May Cut Diabetics' Heart Risk

13 hours ago   |   Web MD   |   2 articles

Severely obese patients who had weight-loss surgery were 40 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over five years, versus those on standard diabetes care...
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Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: New Insights

Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery: New Insights

New study reveals the best way to calculate weight regain after bariatric surgery to identify more specifically the patients at risk for recurrence or new onset of health problems. Read more ...

Population Aging and Decrease may Have Socioeconomic and Environmental...

Population Aging and Decrease may Have Socioeconomic and Environmental Benefits: Study

Continued population growth is a global threat. Short-term economic concerns, while valid, cannot be prioritized over the long-term health of our environment and our societies. Read more ...

The spikenard, a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, is an effective...

The spikenard, a staple in traditional Chinese medicine, is an effective treatment for cardiovascular disease

With cardiovascular disease among the leading causes of death worldwide, a lot of time is spent on research to find possible ways to cure or prevent fatalities from the... Read more ...

More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 

More than 120 kids in 22 states diagnosed or suspected to have mysterious virus 

The Centers for Disease Control Prevention confirmed on Tuesday that 62 children in 22 states have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis and 127 in total are under... Read more ...

Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

Feds and Pharma Spar Over Drug Costs in TV Ads

The Trump administration first mentioned requiring drug prices in ads in May, as part of the government's American Patients First plan to lower drug costs. In August, it began... Read more ...

Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their GRANDCHILDREN developing ADHD...

Fathers who smoke raise the risk of their GRANDCHILDREN developing ADHD, study suggests

A new study from Florida State University has found that fathers who smoke are more likely to have children and grandchildren with attention deficit disorders and hyperactivity. Read more ...

Half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, study reveals  

Half of parents think the flu shot causes the flu, study reveals  

The study by Orlando Health comes after figures showed fewer kids were vaccinated last year - something US Surgeon General Jerome Adams blamed for the record-high death toll... Read more ...

Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people

Bariatric surgery can reduce heart attacks, strokes and death in obese people

Two new studies from Kaiser Permanente and the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health found those who undergo surgery are 40 percent less likely to have a... Read more ...

Brazil's next big grain? Researchers propose pearl millet as an alternative...

Brazil's next big grain? Researchers propose pearl millet as an alternative to rice and maize

Brazilian researchers found that pearl millet has higher protein and fiber than rice, and isolated bacterial strains from the fermented bran may have probiotic potential. Read more ...

Kids Are Less Violent In Countries That Ban Spanking

Kids Are Less Violent In Countries That Ban Spanking

Youth living in countries with bans on corporal punishment were 31 percent less violent In a new study, researchers found banning spanking and other forms of corporal... Read more ...