Obesity Archives

In 2011, a study published in the Annals of Neurology revealed that between 1995/96 and 2007/08, the incidence of stroke increased by at least 23% for males and females aged between 5 and 44.

Obesity may be a risk factor for the frail bone disease osteoporosis, a study suggests. US researchers have discovered that some people who are overweight have hidden fat inside their bones that could make them weak and prone to fractures. The Harvard Medical School team in Boston did body scans on 106 obese but healthy…

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There’s fresh evidence that the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may play a part in childhood obesity. BPA is a chemical that is widely used in food packaging. Government studies have shown that 92 percent of Americans have detectable levels of BPA in their bodies. There’s intense scientific interest in BPA because it is chemically similar…

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There has been a four-fold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital for obesity-related conditions in the last decade, doctors in England and Wales warn. In 2009, nearly 4,000 young people needed hospital treatment for problems complicated by being overweight compared with just 872 in 2000. Rates of obesity surgery also…

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              Not many people realize that apart from the physical problems, being overweight can make you more likely to suffer from ther far-reaching health problems. Now if you as an overweight person visits your physician or doctor, they are much more likely to talk about how being overweight is…

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Having a stomach or belly fat is never healthy whether you’re a man or a woman because the amount of fat that you carry around your stomach is a clear indicator of the amount of fat that surrounds your heart as well and when you consider whatever your heart does you don’t really want its…

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There’s a lot of research that shows that when we serve ourselves on smaller plates we tend to serve smaller portions which obviously means that we eat less in the long run. Most of this research is being carried out with adults however a team of researchers recently set out to find out if the…

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One of the things that sorted itself out when I lost weight was the back pain that I used to suffer from time to time and it’s not surprising really because when you’re carrying a lot of weight at the front as many men do you tend to lean back and of course that does…

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According to this study by Dr. Dorothea Nitsch of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, we are more likely to suffer chronic kidney disease when we’re older if we are fat when we’re younger. In fact according to the latest research from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, you’re more than…

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If anyone doubts the correlation between the increased consumption in fast food and the steadily growing waistlines in both men and women would do well to have a quick peek at this rather informative article from Bloomberg. It shows a direct correlation between the influx of fast food chains into many countries around the world…

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