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2017 Dec

When It Comes to Obesity, Genes Just Partly to Blame

When It Comes to Obesity, Genes Just Partly to Blame If you have trouble keeping slim, don't put all the blame on your DNA. People carrying so-called "obesity" genes tend to gain more weight if they don't work out or don't get enough sleep, said Timothy Frayling, a professor with the University of Exeter Medical [...]

2017 Dec

Obesity Diagnosis

Obesity Diagnosis Your doctor may diagnose overweight and obesity based on your medical history, physical exams that confirm you have a high body mass index (BMI) and possibly a high waist circumference, and tests to rule out other medical conditions. Confirming a high body mass index (BMI) To diagnose overweight and obesity, doctors measure BMI [...]

2017 Dec

Why am I not losing weight?

Why am I not losing weight? Weight loss is still incredibly challenging for most people, as evidenced by the growing global obesity epidemic. According to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics, more than two in three US adults are considered overweight (defined as a body-mass index between 25 and 30), and 36.5% of [...]

2017 Dec

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses. SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico — William Ruiz Sánchez spends his days grilling burgers and slathering fried hot dogs with pepperoni and cheese [...]

2017 Dec

America’s Love Affair With Sugary Sodas Is Fading

America's Love Affair With Sugary Sodas Is Fading Consumption of sodas and other sweet drinks -- a big source of sugar in Americans' diets -- has dropped in the past decade among both kids and adults, researchers find. Overall, the number of adults who said they drank a sugary beverage on a daily basis dropped [...]

2017 Dec

Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth

Obesity during pregnancy may lead directly to fetal overgrowth, NIH study suggests Obesity during pregnancy — independent of its health consequences such as diabetes — may account for the higher risk of giving birth to an atypically large infant, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their study appears in JAMA Pediatrics. “Our [...]

2017 Dec

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Dislocations, Complications Need another reason to keep your weight under control? Excess weight can cause dislocation of your knee and may even lead to a complication that results in amputation of your leg. A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic. "Obesity [...]

2017 Dec

Surgery for Diabetes

Surgery for Diabetes Did You Know? Someone in the world dies from complications associated with diabetes every 10 seconds. Diabetes is one of the top ten leading causes of U.S. deaths. One out of ten health care dollars is attributed to diabetes. Diabetics have health expenditures that are 2.3 times higher than non-diabetics. Approximately 90 [...]

2017 Dec

Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity

Two Hidden Cancer Causes: Diabetes and Obesity Does a widening waistline put you at risk for cancer? Apparently so. According to a new study, nearly 6 percent of cancers are attributable at least in part to obesity and diabetes. Researchers compared incidence data for 12 cancers in 175 countries in 2012 with body mass index and diabetes prevalence [...]

2017 Oct

Self-Care After Bariatric Surgery

Self-Care After Bariatric Surgery, Learning to Treat Yourself Better! When you finally decide to take your life back and move forward with having weight loss surgery, you are embarking on a journey that will change everything you know about the life you currently lead. Not only is your relationship with food about to change, but [...]