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    Thursday, July 15, 2004

    What is the prevalence of cancer in people who are overweight?

    Overweight and obesity could account for 14 percent of cancer deaths among men, and 20 percent among women in the U.S. according to a study from the American Cancer Society. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 15, 2004 4:47 pm | [0] comments

    What is the prevalence of elevated cholesterol in people who are overweight?

    In men, elevated cholesterol levels of greater than 240 mg/dL occur in
    • 13 percent of men with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 (normal weight),

    • 19 percent of men with a body mass index (BMI) of 25-27, and

    • 22 percent of men with a BMI of 27-30.


    In women, hypertension is present in
    • 13 percent of women with a BMI of less than 25,

    • 31 percent of women with a BMI of 25-27, and

    • 30 percent of women with a BMI of 27-30.
    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 15, 2004 4:41 pm | [0] comments

    What is the prevalence of hypertension in people who are overweight?

    In men, hypertension is present in
    • 15 percent of men with a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 (normal weight),

    • 22 percent of men with a body mass index (BMI) of 25-27, and

    • 27 percent of men with a BMI of 27-30.


    In women, hypertension is present in
    • 15 percent of women with a BMI of less than 25,

    • 28 percent of women with a BMI of 25-27, and

    • 33 percent of women with a BMI of 27-30.
    Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jul 15, 2004 4:28 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, July 12, 2004

    Waist measurement better than BMI for predicting the risk of disease

    Since the risk of diseases associated with obesity are associated with belly fat, and not fat on the hips and thighs, taking a waist measurement is a better indication of risk than is body mass index (BMI) according to a new paper from Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 12, 2004 10:30 am | [0] comments

    Friday, July 09, 2004

    Obesity and elevated insulin levels appear to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer

    Obesity, elevated insulin levels, glucose intolerance, lack of physical activity, aspirin use, occupational exposure to certain pesticides, and dietary factors such as carbohydrate or sugar intake, as well as smoking, appear to increase the risk of pancreatic cancer according to a new paper from a researcher at Harvard University. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jul 09, 2004 11:45 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, July 07, 2004

    Colon cancer 3.4 times more common among overweight Japanese women

    Colon cancer was 3.4 times as common among Japanese women with a body mass index (BMI) of 28 or more compared with women whose BMI was 20-22. No such trend was found among Japanse men. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jul 07, 2004 10:21 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, July 06, 2004

    Obesity doubles the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome

    Obesity doubles the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome according to a new study from the United Kingdom. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 06, 2004 8:52 am | [0] comments

    Monday, July 05, 2004

    Overweight in women increases risk of death by 40 percent

    Having a body mass index (BMI) of 27.8 or more increases the risk of death from from all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer by 40 percent according to a new study from the Netherlands. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 05, 2004 3:52 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, June 22, 2004

    Obesity decreases life expectancy 7 years, equal to risk from heart disease and cancer combined

    "Obesity in middle-aged humans is a risk factor for many age-related diseases and decreases life expectancy by about 7 years, which is roughly comparable to the combined effect of all cardiovascular disease and cancer on life span," according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jun 22, 2004 2:02 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, June 10, 2004

    Chronic daily headaches are associated with obesity

    Chronic daily headaches are associated with obesity according to a paper from the journal Headache. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 10, 2004 2:28 pm | [0] comments

    Obesity is a chronic inflammatory state; benefits of weight loss due to reduction of inflammation

    "The success of weight loss surgery in treating the complications associated with obesity is most probably related to the reduction of inflammatory mediators," concludes a paper from researchers at the Obesity and Nutrition Research Center, Department of Surgery, from The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, in Pittsburgh, Penn. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 10, 2004 2:05 pm | [0] comments

    Monday, June 07, 2004

    Alzheimers risk in women increases 36 pecent for every one unit increase in BMI

    Obesity increases the risk of Alzheimer's Disease in women according to a study from researchers at Utah State University. The risk of Alzheimers increases 36 pecent in women for every one unit increase in body mass index (BMI) at the age of 70. This association was not found in men. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jun 07, 2004 10:43 am | [8] comments

    Saturday, June 05, 2004

    Obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes associated more than 20 degenerative diseases

    Obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, and excessive or impaired insulin secretion are associated with more than 20 degenerative diseases according to a new paper from the German Institute for Human Nutrition, in Nuthetal-Berlin, Germany. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jun 05, 2004 2:44 am | [2] comments

    Wednesday, June 02, 2004

    Bigger hips, smaller waist associated with a lower risk of death

    Larger hips are associated with a lower risk of death for both men and women after adjusting for a person's waist measurement or body mass index (BMI) or both according to a study from the Institute of Cancer Epidemiology, The Danish Cancer Society, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Jun 02, 2004 1:29 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, May 11, 2004

    American Dietetic Assoication’s position on weight management

    Here is the American Dietetic Assoication's position on weight management as of 2002. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 11, 2004 1:13 pm | [0] comments

    Friday, April 09, 2004

    Diabetes: Obesity increases risk 11-fold in women

    THE RISK OF TYPE II DIABETES IS 11 TIMES GREATER for a women with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 compared to one with a BMI of 20. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 09, 2004 12:25 am | [0] comments

    Ischemic Stroke: Obesity doubles risk in women

    THE RISK OF ISCHEMIC STROKE IS 2.4 TIMES AS GREAT in obese women compared to lean women according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 09, 2004 12:23 am | [0] comments

    Prostate cancer: Obesity increases risk

    OBESITY INCREASES THE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER as much as 40 percent concludes a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 09, 2004 12:15 am | [0] comments

    Friday, April 02, 2004

    What BMI is best a long life?

    A body mass index of 22-23 in women and 24-25 in men is associated with the lowest mortality. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Apr 02, 2004 5:40 am | [0] comments

    Thursday, April 01, 2004

    Diseases associated with obesity

    "Clinicians are likely to encounter morbidity more frequently among their patients with elevated BMI, even those patients in the overweight category [with a body mass index greater than 25]," concludes a recent study by researchers from Tufts University, Harvard School of Public Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Apr 01, 2004 5:59 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, March 30, 2004

    Coronary deaths: Nearly one-third due to weight

    Nearly one-third of the deaths from coronary heart disease and over three-fourths of the deaths from diabetes are due to excess weight according to a recent paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 30, 2004 5:20 am | [0] comments

    Blood pressure 9 points higher in obese men

    Systolic blood pressure is 9 mm Hg higher in obese men than in normal-weight men according to an analysis of 1029 men participating in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Baltimore. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 30, 2004 5:09 am | [0] comments

    Tuesday, March 16, 2004

    Weight gain increases diabetes and heart disease

    People who gain 11 to 17.3 pounds as adults are 1.9 times more likely to develop type II diabetes mellitus and 1.3 times more likely to develop coronary heart disease than those who lose weight or maintain a stable weight after the age of 18-years-old. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 16, 2004 3:29 am | [0] comments

    Monday, March 15, 2004

    Esophagus cancer: Overweight increases risk 3-fold

    "Several epidemiologic studies have shown upwards of threefold excess risks [for cancer of the esophagus] among overweight individuals", according to a recent paper. Tobacco and alcohol consumption are the primary causes. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 15, 2004 3:20 am | [0] comments

    Friday, March 12, 2004

    Belly fat increases the risk of gout

    Belly fat is a more important than BMI for the risk of gout according to a 1997 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 12, 2004 10:34 pm | [0] comments

    Weight gain does not increase heart disease in older men

    Gaining or losing weight does not increase the risk of ischemic heart disease in older men according to an 8-year follow-up study of 2903 men involved in the Copenhagen Male Study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Mar 12, 2004 10:31 pm | [0] comments

    Tuesday, March 09, 2004

    Obesity to overtake smoking as the #1 cause of death by 2005

    Based on current trends, obesity will become No. 1 preventable cause of death by 2005, causing more than 500,000 deaths a year according to a study from researchers from the Centers for Disease Control. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 09, 2004 5:25 pm | [0] comments

    Overweight as young adult riskier than as middle adult

    Being overweight at 22-years-old increases a man's risk of dying later in life, whereas being overweight in middle adulthood does not increase the risk according to a recent analysis. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Mar 09, 2004 10:49 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, December 03, 2003

    Health risks of obesity well established

    "The data linking overweight and obesity to adverse health outcomes are well established and incontrovertible," concludes a paper by the National Task Force on the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Dec 03, 2003 5:44 am | [0] comments

    Sunday, November 30, 2003

    Sick leave 50-90% greater in obese

    SEVERE OBESITY increases the number of sick days and disability concludes a study from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sun, Nov 30, 2003 3:40 am | [0] comments

    Wednesday, November 26, 2003

    Low back pain more common in overweight women

    LOW BACK PAIN IS MORE COMMON among overweight or large-waisted women, but not among overweight men according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 26, 2003 4:50 am | [0] comments

    Joint pain associated with excess weight

    JOINT PAIN IS ASSOCIATED WITH greater body weight and body mass index (BMI), but not bone density or bone fractures says a study which involving 690 postmenopausal Japanese-American women aged 55 to 93 years. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 26, 2003 4:40 am | [0] comments

    Monday, November 17, 2003

    Heart disease, Obesity an independent predictor

    OBESITY PREDICTS HEART DISEASE independent of blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar notes Marta Van Loan in an editorial accompanying the previous study. She also points out that upper body obesity is a better predictor of heart disease than other measures of obesity like body mass index (BMI). A paper by Simopoulos and Van Itallie identified this connection back in 1984. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Nov 17, 2003 5:20 am | [0] comments

    Friday, September 19, 2003

    Severe Obesity Shortens Lifespan 5 to 20 years

    Severe obesity shortens lifespan 5 to 20 years according to a paper from researchers at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Read the entire article | Email this article
    Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 19, 2003 9:16 pm | [0] comments
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  • Alzheimers risk in women increases 36 pecent for every one unit increase in BMI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 1.9 times higher for women with BMI of 29-31.9 vs BMI less than 21

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

  • 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 2.5 higher for women gained 22-44 lbs since age 18

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

  • Obesity accelerates aging in women by 8.8 years

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