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Monday, October 06, 2008

OSTEOARTHRITIS

Obesity increases risk of osteoarthritis of the hand 2.6-fold

Being obese increases the risk of osteoarthritis of the hand 2.6-fold according to a study from Norway which followed 1675 people aged 24-76 years for ten years from 1994 and 2004. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 9:23 am | [0] comments

OSTEOARTHRITIS

Obesity not associated with risk of osteoarthritis of the hip

Being obese is not associated the risk of osteoarthritis of the hip according to a study from Norway which followed 1675 people aged 24-76 years for ten years from 1994 and 2004.

People who were obese were 1.1 times more likely to develop arthritis of the hip, however, this difference was not statistically significant. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 06, 2008 9:20 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Being overweight or inactive increases risk of coronary heart disease in women by 54-153%

Being overweight, obese or inactive increases the risk of coronary heart disease in women according to a new study from researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 10:03 am | [0] comments

ALZHEIMERS

Obesity increases risk of Alzheimer’s later in life by 80%

According to a review of 10 studies, obesity increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease later in life by 80 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 9:04 am | [0] comments

CANCER

15% of cancer in U.S. men, and 20% of cancer in women attributable to obesity

Approximately 15 percent of cancer in men, and 20 percent of cancer in women is attributable to obesity according to a report titled F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America, 2008 from the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 8:29 am | [0] comments

Friday, January 18, 2008

GALL BLADDER DISEASE

Gall bladder disease 3 times greater in women with BMI greater than 32, 7 times greater with BMI 45

Gall bladder disease is three times more common in women with a body mass index ( BMI ) of 32 or more, and seven times as high in women with a BMI of 45 or more according to a report from the Government Office for Science in England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 7:41 am | [0] comments

FERTILITY

Obesity causes 6% of cases of infertility in women

Obesity is the cause of 6 percent of cases of infertility in women according to a report from the Government Office for Science in England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 7:30 am | [0] comments

HEART FAILURE

Obesity contributes to heart failure in 10% of cases

Obesity contributes to 10 percent of cases of heart failure according to a report from the Government Office for Science in England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 7:24 am | [0] comments

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE & STROKE

Coronary artery disease and stroke twice as high in obese men and women under the age of 50

Coronary artery disease and stroke are two times higher in obese men and 2.4 times higher in obese women under the age of fifty according to a report from the Government Office for Science in England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 7:04 am | [0] comments

HYPERTENSION

66% of hypertension due to excess weight

Two-thirds ( 66 percent ) of hypertension is due to excess weight according to a report from the Government Office for Science in England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 6:43 am | [0] comments

HYPERTENSION

Obesity increases the risk of hypertension 5-fold

Obesity increase the risk of hypertension 5-fold according to a report from the Government Office for Science in England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 6:36 am | [0] comments

DIABETES

Ninety percent of diabetics have BMI greater than 23

Ninety percent of diabetics have a body mass index ( BMI ) greater than 23 according to a report from the Government Office for Science in England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 18, 2008 6:31 am | [0] comments

Monday, January 14, 2008

CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Obesity increase ‘stickiness’ of the blood

Obesity increase "stickiness" of the blood which increases blood clots notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. This increases the risk of arterial and deep vein thrombosis. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 8:56 am | [0] comments

CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Being obese increases the risk of coronary heart disease for men 2-fold, women 2.4-fold

In the Framingham Heart, the incidence of coronary heart disease over 26-years was twice as high in obese men under the age of 50 as normal weight men, and 2.4-fold higher in obese women notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 8:44 am | [0] comments

CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Being obese increases the risk of coronary heart disease for women 3.6-fold

According to the Nurses Cohort Study, being obese, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, increases the risk of coronary heart disease 3.6-fold notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 8:29 am | [0] comments

CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Being overweight doubles the risk of coronary heart disease for women

According to the Nurses Cohort Study, being overweight, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 28.9, doubles the risk of coronary heart disease notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 8:25 am | [0] comments

HEART FAILURE

Obesity doubles the risk of heart failure

According to the Framingham Heart Study, being obese, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, doubles the risk of heart failure notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jan 14, 2008 8:16 am | [0] comments

Friday, January 11, 2008

DIABETES

Being overweight increases risk of diabetes 5-fold, having BMI of 35 increases risk 93-fold

According to the Nurses Cohort Study from the US, female nurses who were overweight, that is had a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or more, increased the risk of type 2 diabetes 5-fold, while having a BMI of 35 or more, severe obesity, increased the risk 93-fold notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 10:44 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

Being overweight at 40 decreases life expectancy of men by 3.1 years, women 3.3 years

According to the Framingham Heart Study, being overweight, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 25 to 29.9, decreases life expectancy by 3.1 years in men, and 3.3 years in women notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:44 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

Being obese at 40 decreases life expectancy of men by 6.7 years, women 7.1 years

According to the Framingham Heart Study, being obese, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, but a non-smoker, decreases life expectancy by 6.7 years in men, and 7.1 years in women notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:39 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

Smoking and being obese at 40 decreases life expectancy of men by 13.7 years, women 13.3 years

According to the Framingham Heart Study, being a smoker and being obese, that is having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more, decreases life expectancy by 13.7 years in men, and 13.3 years in women notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:35 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

Every 1 lbs increase in weight increases the risk of death by 1% for those 30- to 42-years-old

According to the Framingham Study, every pound of extra weight increases the risk of death by one percent for people 30- to 42-years-old notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:30 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

Every 1 lbs increase in weight increases the risk of death by 2% for those 50- to 62-years-old

According to the Framingham Study, every pound of extra weight increases the risk of death by two percent for people 50- to 62-years-old notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:24 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

BMI at the age of 30-49 predicts mortality after the age of 50-69

"[Body mass index] BMI at ages 30 to 49 years predicted mortality after ages 50 to 69 years, even after adjustment for BMI at age 50 to 69 years" notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:23 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

The increased risk of death associated with being overweight is highest for those 30-44 years-old

"[Body mass index] BMI at ages 30 to 49 years predicted mortality after ages 50 to 69 years, even after adjustment for BMI at age 50 to 69 years" notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:20 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

Whole body obesity changes circulation and heart function

Whole body obesity changes circulation and heart function notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:15 am | [0] comments

RISK OF EXCESS WEIGHT

Abdominal obesity changes breathing

Central obesity, also called abdominal obesity, which is excess fat around the chest and abdomen, restricts chest movements and alters breathing notes the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. They note that this could help to explain why poor people are more likely to be obese in developed countries. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 9:13 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

DEATHS FROM OBESITY

6% of deaths in England due to obesity

In England, there are an estimated 30,000 excess deaths every year due to obesity, which is 6 percent of all deaths as noted in the report Storing Up Problems: The Medical Case for a Slimmer Nation by the Royal College of Physicians. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 08, 2008 7:37 am | [0] comments

Monday, December 03, 2007

RISKS OF OBESITY

Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Being overweight or obese increases the risk of:
  • Diabetes

  • Coronary heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Hypertension

  • Gall Bladder Disease

  • High cholesterol

  • Osteoarthritis (degeneration of cartilage and bone of joints)

  • Sleep apnea and other breathing problems

  • some forms of cancer (breast, colorectal, endometrial, and kidney)

according to the Weight-control Information Network website that is published by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 03, 2007 6:47 am | [0] comments

RISKS OF OBESITY

Obesity associated with depression, surgical risk, increased mortality

Obesity is also associated with:
  • complications of pregnancy

  • menstrual irregularities

  • hirsutism (presence of excess body and facial hair)

  • stress incontinence (urine leakage)

  • psychological disorders, such as depression

  • increased surgical risk

  • increased mortality

according to the Weight-control Information Network website that is published by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Dec 03, 2007 6:39 am | [0] comments

Thursday, September 20, 2007

STILLBIRTH

Overweight women 47% more likely to have a stillbirth, obese women 107% more likely

Pregnant mothers who are overweight are 47 percent more likely to have a stillbirth than normal weight women, while obese women are more than twice as likely (107 percent more likely) according to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Sep 20, 2007 11:37 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

CORONARY HEART DISEASE

Overweight increases risk of coronary heart disease by 32%, obesity increases risk by 81%

Being overweight increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 32 percent, whereas obesity increases the risk by 81 percent according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in The Netherlands. This was after adjusting for age, sex, physical activity and smoking. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 18, 2007 11:58 am | [0] comments

CORONARY HEART DISEASE

A 5-unit increase in BMI increases risk of coronary heart disease by 29%

A 5-unit increase in body mass index (BMI) -- for example increasing BMI from 25 to 30 -- increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 29 percent according to a study by researchers at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in The Netherlands. This was after adjusting for age, sex, physical activity and smoking. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Sep 18, 2007 11:47 am | [0] comments

Monday, September 17, 2007

COLORECTAL CANCER

Colorectal cancer 1.8 times more likely in obese men, 2.3 times more likely in tall women

Obese men are 80 percent more likely to get colorectal cancer than normal weight men according to a study of men and women in Ontario and Newfoundland, Canada. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 17, 2007 10:36 am | [0] comments

Monday, September 10, 2007

BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer 20% more common in women with type 2 diabetes

Women with type 2 diabetes are at a 20 percent greater risk of breast cancer than women without type 2 diabetes according to an analysis by researchers from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 10, 2007 11:50 am | [2] comments

MULTIPLE MYELOMA

Risk of multiple myeloma 12-27% greater for overweight, 27-82% greater in those who are obese

The risk of multiple myeloma is 12-27 percent greater for those who are overweight and 27-82 percent greater for those who are obese compared with those who are normal weight according to an analysis by researchers from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 10, 2007 9:04 am | [0] comments

LIVER CANCER

Risk of liver cancer 17% greater in those who are overweight, 89% greater in those who are obese

The risk of liver cancer is 17 percent greater for those who are overweight and 89 percent greater for those who are obese compared with those who are normal weight according to an analysis by researchers from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 10, 2007 8:21 am | [0] comments

LIVER CANCER

Two cups of coffee associated with 43% lower risk of liver cancer

"An increase in consumption of 2 cups of coffee per day was associated with a 43% reduced risk of liver cancer," concluded an analysis by researchers from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 10, 2007 8:16 am | [0] comments

COLON CANCER

30-35 lbs increase in body weight increases the risk of colon cancer by 30% in men, 12% in women

An increase of 5 units in body mass index (BMI), which is roughly 30 pounds for a woman of average height and 35 pounds for a man of average height, increases the risk of colon cancer 30 percent in men and 12 percent in women according to an analysis by researchers from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 10, 2007 7:50 am | [0] comments

RECTAL CANCER

30-35 lbs increase in body weight increases the risk of rectal cancer by 12% in men, 3% in women

An increase of 5 units in body mass index (BMI), which is roughly 30 pounds for a woman of average height and 35 pounds for a man of average height, increases the risk of rectal cancer 12 percent in men and 3 percent in women according to an analysis by researchers from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 10, 2007 7:44 am | [0] comments

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