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    Wednesday, April 08, 2015

    CANCER

    Obese women have 41% greater lifetime risk of cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 41% greater lifetime risk of cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:50 pm | [0] comments

    BREAST CANCER

    Obese women have 25% greater lifetime risk of breast cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 25% greater lifetime risk of breast cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:30 pm | [0] comments

    PANCREATIC CANCER

    Obese women have 31% greater lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 31% greater lifetime risk of pancreatic cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:25 pm | [0] comments

    BOWEL CANCER

    Obese women have 32% greater lifetime risk of bowel cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 32% greater lifetime risk of bowel cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:20 pm | [0] comments

    KIDNEY CANCER

    Obese women have 78% greater lifetime risk of kidney cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 78% greater lifetime risk of kidney cancer than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:15 pm | [0] comments

    GALLBLADDER CANCER

    Obese women have 100% greater lifetime risk of gallbladder cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 100% greater lifetime risk of gallbladder cancer (twice the risk) than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:10 pm | [0] comments

    ENDOMETRIAL CANCER

    Obese women have 131% greater lifetime risk of uterine cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 131% greater lifetime risk of uterine cancer / endometrial cancer (2.3 times the risk) than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:05 pm | [0] comments

    OESOPHAGEAL CANCER

    Obese women have 133% greater lifetime risk of oesophageal cancer than healthy weight women

    Obese women (BMI of 30 or more) have a 133% greater lifetime risk of oesophageal cancer / adenocarcinoma (2.3 times greater risk) than healthy weight women according to Cancer Research UK .

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 08, 2015 12:00 pm | [0] comments

    Saturday, December 06, 2014

    OBESITY & LIFESPAN

    Being obese (BMI 30-35) shortens lifespan in men 20- to 39-years-old by 5.9 years

    Being obese (BMI of 30-35) is estimated to shorten lifespan in men 20-39 years-old by 5.9 years when compared to those with an ideal BMI of 18-25 according to a new study from researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 06, 2014 2:14 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY & LIFESPAN

    Being very obese (BMI 35+) shortens lifespan in men 20- to 39-years-old by 8.4 years

    Being very obese (BMI of 35+) is estimated to shorten lifespan in men 20-39 years-old by an average of 8.4 years when compared to those with an ideal BMI of 18-25 according to a new study from researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 06, 2014 2:10 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY & LIFESPAN

    Being very obese (BMI 35+) shortens lifespan in women 20- to 39-years-old by 6.1 years

    Being very obese (BMI of 35+) is estimated to shorten lifespan in women 20-39 years-old by an average of 6.1 years when compared to those with an ideal BMI of 18-25 according to a new study from researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 06, 2014 2:06 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY & LIFESPAN

    Being obese (BMI 30-35) shortens lifespan in men 60- to 79-years-old by 0.8 years

    Being obese, (BMI 30-35), shortens lifespan in men 60-79 years-old by an average of only 0.8 years according to a new study from researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

    In other words, being obese is less threatening to health as people get older.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 06, 2014 1:45 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY & LIFESPAN

    Being very obese (BMI 35+) shortens lifespan in men 60- to 79-years-old by 0.9 years

    Being very obese (BMI of 35+) is estimated to shorten lifespan in men 60-79 years-old by an average of only 0.9 years when compared to those with an ideal BMI of 18-25 according to a new study from researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

    In other words, being obese is less threatening to health as people get older.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 06, 2014 1:40 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY & LIFESPAN

    Being very obese (BMI 35+) shortens lifespan in women 60- to 79-years-old by 0.9 years

    Being very obese (BMI of 35+) is estimated to shorten lifespan in women 60-79 years-old by an average of only 0.9 years when compared to those with an ideal BMI of 18-25 according to a new study from researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

    In other words, being obese is less threatening to health as people get older.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Dec 06, 2014 1:30 pm | [0] comments

    Thursday, July 10, 2014

    SEVERE OBESITY & LOST YEARS OF LIFE

    Body mass index (BMI) of 40-44.9 is associated 6.5 years of lost life

    People with a body mass index (BMI) of 40-44.9 is associated with 6.5 years of lost life compared to people of normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:49 am | [0] comments

    SEVERE OBESITY & LOST YEARS OF LIFE

    Body mass index (BMI) of 45-49.9 is associated 8.9 years of lost life

    People with a body mass index (BMI) of 45-49.9 is associated with 8.9 years of lost life compared to people of normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.

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    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:40 am | [0] comments

    SEVERE OBESITY & LOST YEARS OF LIFE

    Body mass index (BMI) of 50-54.9 is associated 9.8 years of lost life

    People with a body mass index (BMI) of 50-54.9 is associated with 9.8 years of lost life compared to people of normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:30 am | [0] comments

    SEVERE OBESITY & LOST YEARS OF LIFE

    Body mass index (BMI) of 55-59.9 is associated 13.7 years of lost life

    People with a body mass index (BMI) of 55-59.9 is associated with 13.7 years of lost life compared to people of normal weight with a BMI of 18.5-24.9 according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:20 am | [0] comments

    SEVERE OBESITY

    Body mass index (BMI) of 40 or greater affects 6% of US adults

    Class III obesity, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, affects 6% of US adults according to an analysis of 20 studies from the United States, Sweden, and Australia.

    A BMI Table for adults can be found here.

    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 10:10 am | [0] comments

    Sunday, November 21, 2010

    STROKE

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 1.8 higher for women with BMI of 27-28.9 vs BMI less than 21

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 1.8 times greater ( 75% greater ) for women with a body mass index (BMI) of 27 to 28.9 compared to lean women with a BMI of less than 21 according to data from the Nurses' Health Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 10:12 am | [0] comments

    STROKE

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 1.9 times higher for women with BMI of 29-31.9 vs BMI less than 21

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 1.9 times greater ( 90% greater ) for women with a body mass index (BMI) of 29 to 31.9 compared to lean women with a BMI of less than 21 according to data from the Nurses' Health Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 10:04 am | [0] comments

    STROKE

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 1.7 higher for women gained 22-44 lbs since age 18

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 1.7 times greater ( 69% greater ) for women who gained 22 to 44 pounds since the age of 18 compared to women stayed within 11 lbs of their weight at age 18 according to data from the Nurses' Health Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 9:51 am | [0] comments

    STROKE

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 2.4 higher for women with BMI of 32 or more vs BMI less than 21

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 2.4 times greater for women with a body mass index (BMI) of 32 or more compared to lean women with a BMI of less than 21 according to data from the Nurses' Health Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 9:51 am | [0] comments

    STROKE

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 2.5 higher for women gained 22-44 lbs since age 18

    The risk of ischemic stroke is 2.5 times greater for women who gained 44 pounds or more since the age of 18 compared to women stayed within 11 lbs of their weight at age 18 according to data from the Nurses' Health Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 9:41 am | [0] comments

    STROKE

    The risk of hemorrhagic stroke was higher for lean women than heavier women

    Being heavier or gaining weight does not increase the risk of hemorrhagic stroke according to data from the Nurses' Health Study.

    In fact, the opposite was true. The risk of hemorrhagic stroke was greater in lean women compared to heavier women, although the difference was not statistically significant.

    (There was a 20% chance that this was due to random chance, and an 80% chance this was due to difference in weight. To be statistically significant, there has to be less than a 5% chance that the difference is due to random chance.) Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 21, 2010 9:41 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, July 29, 2010

    AGING

    Obesity accelerates aging in women by 8.8 years

    Obesity accelerates aging in women by 8.8 years according to a study from researchers from the Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology Unit at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, England. This compares to 7.4 years of accelerated aging for a woman who has smoked a pack of cigarettes per day for 40 years. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 1:26 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY & AGING

    Obesity equivalent to being 11-16 years older

    Being obese is the equivalent of being 11-years older for men, and 16-years older for women as far as functional health according to study from Cambridge, England. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 12:18 pm | [0] comments

    HEALTH RISKS

    Obesity associated with chronic health conditions equivalent to 20 years of aging

    "Obesity has roughly the same association with chronic health conditions as does twenty years' aging; this greatly exceeds the associations of smoking or problem drinking," according to a recent study from UCLA and the well-respected RAND corporation. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 29, 2010 10:49 am | [0] comments

    Monday, October 05, 2009

    INSULIN RESISTANCE

    Obesity-related heart problems associated with insulin resistance

    Obesity-related heart problems appear to be related to insulin resistance according to a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 05, 2009 2:41 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, October 02, 2009

    HYPERTENSION

    Prevalence of hypertension increases with body weight

    The prevalence of hypertension increases as body weight increases as found in a study of 56784 men aged 18-25 years, entering the Swiss army.
    The prevalence of obesity by weight category was as follows:
    • 12.5% in underweight men with BMI less than 18.5

    • 23.9% in normal weight men with a BMI less than 18.5 to 24.9

    • 37.6% in overweight men with a BMI of 25 to 29.9

    • 49.7% in obese men with a BMI of 30 to 34.9

    • 56.7% in obese men with a BMI of 35 to 39.9

    • 54.2% in underweight men with a BMI of 40 or greater
    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 1:24 pm | [0] comments

    OBESITY WORLDWIDE

    Risk of death 2-3 times higher in obese adults 50 to 71

    The risk of death is 2 to 3 times higher in obese adults 50- to 71-years-old compared to those who are normal weight as noted in a review paper by Christopher P. Cannon, MD, Associated Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Oct 02, 2009 1:20 pm | [0] comments

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009

    ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS

    Obesity increases the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome 1.7-fold, severe obesity 1.8-fold

    Obesity increases the risk of acute respiratory distress syndrome 1.7-fold (an increase of 66%), while severe obesity increases the risk 1.8-fold (an increased risk of 78%) according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 7:29 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009

    CANCER

    70,000 cases of cancer in Europe in 2002, 124,000 cases in 2008 attributed to overweight and obesity

    In 2002, out of about 2 million cases of cancer in Europe, 70,000 cases of cancer were attributable to being overweight or obese according to calculations by Andrew Renehan, a cancer expert at the University of Manchester who presented his findings on Thursday, Sept 24th, 2009 to a joint meeting of the European Cancer Organization and the European Society for Medical Oncology in Berlin.

    By 2008, the number of cases attributable to being overweight or obese were at least 124,000 according to his Renehan's calculations. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 12:19 pm | [0] comments

    CANCER

    Obesity responsible for up to 20% of cancer cases in US

    Obesity is responsible for up to 20 percent of cancers in the U.S. noted Andrew Renehan, a cancer expert at the University of Manchester who presented his findings on Thursday, Sept 24th, 2009 to a joint meeting of the European Cancer Organization and the European Society for Medical Oncology in Berlin. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 12:14 pm | [0] comments

    CANCER

    Being overweight or obese accounts for up to 8 percent of cancers in Europe

    "Being overweight or obese accounts for up to 8 percent of cancers in Europe," noted Andrew Renehan, a cancer expert at the University of Manchester.

    He presented his findings on Thursday, Sept 24th, 2009 to a joint meeting of the European Cancer Organization and the European Society for Medical Oncology in Berlin. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 12:04 pm | [0] comments

    RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS & SLEEPINESS

    Daytime sleepiness 1.8 times more common among overweight men vs normal weight men

    Breathing problems while sleeping and daytime sleepiness were 1.8 times (80%) more common among Japanese truck drivers who were overweight (BMI of 25-29.9) than those of normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 11:12 am | [0] comments

    RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS & SLEEPINESS

    Daytime sleepiness 4.4 times more common among obese men vs normal weight men

    Breathing problems while sleeping and daytime sleepiness were 4.4 times more common among Japanese truck drivers who were obese (BMI of 30 or more) than those of normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9) according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 11:08 am | [0] comments

    RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS & SLEEPINESS

    Daytime sleepiness 2.4 times more common among men who gained more than 30 lbs

    Breathing problems while sleeping and daytime sleepiness were 2.4 times (140%) more common among Japanese truck drivers who gained roughly more than 30 pounds -- an increase in body mass index (BMI) of 5 units or more -- according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 29, 2009 11:01 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, October 28, 2008

    INFECTIONS

    Obesity increases the risk of certain bacterial infections

    Obesity increases the risk of certain bacterial infections leading to longer recovery times and an increased risk of dying according to research presented at Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, in Washington, DC on Monday, October 27th, 2008 by Matthew Falagas, the director of the Alfa Institute of Biomedical Sciences, in Athens, Greece as reported on Bloomberg. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Oct 28, 2008 2:18 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, October 06, 2008

    OSTEOARTHRITIS

    Obesity increases risk of osteoarthritis of the knee 2.8-fold

    Being obese increases the risk of osteoarthritis of the knee 2.8-fold according to a study from Norway which followed 1675 people aged 24-76 years for ten years from 1994 and 2004.

    The risk increased as a person's weight increased. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 9:26 am | [0] comments
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