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Thursday, July 29, 2010

ELDERLY

Weight loss or gain reduces the quality of life in older people

Both weight loss and weight gain are associated with a reduction in the quality of life of older individuals according to recent study from a University in Madrid, Spain. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 8:31 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

WEIGHT LOSS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Men who became inactive while losing weight 2.3 times as likely to die as those who remained active

Men who became physically inactive while losing weight were 2.3 times as likely to die during a 15-17 year follow-up as men who remained active while losing weight according to data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study.

"Overall, weight loss was associated with excess mortality when compared with weight stability," the study concluded.

"However, weight loss seemed less hazardous to survival among those who remained physically active or those who became active." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 12:08 pm | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Men who were active while losing weight 1.7X as likely to die as men with stable weight and active

Men who lost weight and remained physically active were 1.7 times as likely to die during a 15-17 year follow-up as men whose weight remained stable and were initially active according to data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 11:40 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Men who were inactive while losing weight 2X as likely to die as men who lost and became active

Men who lost weight and remained physically inactive were 2.0 times as likely to die during a 15-17 year follow-up as men whose lost weight and remained physically active according to data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 11:30 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Men who lost weight and were active 1.1X as likely to die as weight stable inactive men

Men who lost weight and became physically active were 1.1 times as likely to die during a 15-17 year follow-up as men who were weight stable and remained physically inactive according to data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study, however, the difference was not statistically significant. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 11:04 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Women who became inactive while losing weight 1.4X as likely to die as those who remained active

Women who became physically inactive while losing weight were 1.4 times as likely to die during a 15-17 year follow-up as women who remained active while losing weight according to data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 11:01 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Women who were active while losing weight 1.6X as likely to die as weight stable and active

Women who remained physically active while losing weight were 1.6 times as likely to die during a 15-17 year follow-up as women who who were weight stable and initially active according to data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 10:50 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Women who were inactive and lost weight 1.4X as likely to die as women who lost and became active

Women who lost weight and remained physically inactive were 1.4 times as likely to die during a 15-17 year follow-up as women whose lost weight and remained physically active according to data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 10:20 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

Women who lost weight and were active 1.2X as likely to die as weight stable inactive women

Women who lost weight and became physically active were 1.2 times as likely to die during a 15-17 year follow-up as women who were weight stable and remained physically inactive according to data from the Copenhagen City Heart Study, however, the difference was not statistically significant. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Apr 06, 2010 10:11 am | [0] comments

Monday, March 15, 2010

WEIGHT LOSS AND MORTALITY

Obese women who lost 5-15% of body weight increased risk of dying by 21% over the next 6-12 years

Obese women, 50 and older, who lost 5-15% of body weight increased their risk of dying by 21% over the next 6-12 years compared to women who lost less than 5% according to a study by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This was after adjusting for after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity and various risk factors. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 11:06 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS AND MORTALITY

Obese women who lost 15% or more increased risk of dying 2.2-fold over the next 6-12 years

Obese women, 50 and older, who lost 15% or more of body weight increased their risk of dying 2.2-fold -- an increase of 122% -- over the next 6-12 years compared to women who lost less than 5% according to a study by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This was after adjusting for after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity and various risk factors. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 11:01 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS AND MORTALITY

Obese men who lost 15% or more increased risk of dying 1.4-fold over the next 6-12 years

Obese men, 50 and older, who lost 15% or more of body weight increased their risk of dying 1.4-fold -- an increase of 43% -- over the next 6-12 years compared to men who lost less than 5% according to a study by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This was after adjusting for after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity and various risk factors. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 10:55 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS AND MORTALITY

Overweight women who lost 5-15% increased risk of dying 1.5-fold over the next 6-12 years

Overweight women, 50 and older, who lost 5-15% of body weight increased their risk of dying 1.5-fold -- an increase of 46% -- over the next 6-12 years compared to women who lost less than 5% according to a study by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This was after adjusting for after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity and various risk factors.

Overweight was defined as having a BMI of 25-29.9.
Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 10:53 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS AND MORTALITY

Overweight women who lost 15% or more increased risk of dying 1.7-fold over the next 6-12 years

Overweight women, 50 and older, who lost 15% or more of body weight increased their risk of dying 1.7-fold -- an increase of 69% -- over the next 6-12 years compared to women who lost less than 5% according to a study by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This was after adjusting for after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity and various risk factors.

Overweight was defined as having a BMI of 25-29.9. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 10:50 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS AND MORTALITY

Overweight men who lost 5-15% increased risk of dying 1.1-fold over the next 6-12 years

Overweight men, 50 and older, who lost 5-15% of body weight increased their risk of dying 1.1-fold -- an increase of 11% -- over the next 6-12 years compared to men who lost less than 5% according to a study by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This was after adjusting for after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity and various risk factors.

Overweight was defined as having a BMI of 25-29.9.
Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 10:45 am | [0] comments

WEIGHT LOSS AND MORTALITY

Overweight men who lost 15% or more increased risk of dying 1.6-fold over the next 6-12 years

Overweight men, 50 and older, who lost 15% or more of body weight increased their risk of dying 1.6-fold -- an increase of 63% -- over the next 6-12 years compared to men who lost less than 5% according to a study by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

This was after adjusting for after adjusting for age, race, ethnicity and various risk factors.

Overweight was defined as having a BMI of 25-29.9. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 10:40 am | [0] comments

Friday, October 10, 2008

FERTILITY

Obese young women 22% less likely to have children

Obese women are 22 percent less likely to have their first child by the age of 47 than normal-weight women according to a new study from researchers at the University College London in London, England.

Comment: By 47, a woman can no longer have children.

When just looking at married women, obese women were 13 percent less likely to have their first child, 10 percent less likely to have a second child, 26 percent less likely to have third child, and 35 percent less likely to have a fourth child. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Oct 10, 2008 8:13 am | [0] comments

FERTILITY

Obese young men 16% less likely to have a child by age 47

Obese men are 16 percent less likely to have their first child by the age of 47 than normal-weight men according to a new study from researchers at the University College London in London, England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Oct 10, 2008 8:09 am | [0] comments

FERTILITY

Underweight young men 12-25% less likely to first, second, third or fourth child

Underweight men, that is those with a BMI of less than 18.5, are 12-25 percent less likely to have a first, second, third or fourth child by the age of 47 than normal-weight men according to a new study from researchers at the University College London in London, England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Fri, Oct 10, 2008 8:06 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Obesity does not increase the risk of death in people over 70-years-old

Being underweight increases the risk of dying in people over the age of 70-years-old, however, being obese does not according to a muticultural study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Aug 10, 2004 11:24 am | [0] comments

Losing weight after the age of 50 doubles the risk of dying after the age of 65

Significant weight loss after age 50 is correlated with a higher risk of death after age of 65 in both men and women according a 1998 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Admin2 on Tue, Aug 10, 2004 11:20 am | [0] comments
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