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Monday, September 10, 2007

COLON AND RECTAL CANCER

An hour of leisure time physical activity per day reduces risk of colon and rectal cancer by 41-44%

Men who get an hour of leisure-time physical activity per day are 44 percent less likely to get colon cancer and 41 percent less likely to get rectal cancer than men who get less than 10 minutes of leisure-time exercise per day according to study by researchers from Sweden. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Sep 10, 2007 7:33 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 21, 2007

SICK ABSENCE

Obese men 2.6 times more likely to have long absence from work due to sickness

Obese men are 2.6 times as likely as lean men to have a long absence from work due to sickness according to a study from researchers at the University College London Medical School in London, England. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 21, 2007 1:38 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LIFESPAN

Obesity shortens lifespan of men by 5 years, women by 10 years

Obesity shortens the lifespan of men by an average of 5 years and of women by 10 years according to a study from the National Institute of Public Health in Denmark. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, May 16, 2007 5:50 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

ASTHMA

Obesity can cause asthma

Obesity can cause asthma according to a new paper from Chile. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Apr 04, 2007 2:56 am | [0] comments

Thursday, February 15, 2007

KNEE / HIP REPLACEMENT

Obesity increases risk of hip replacement in women 2.5 fold, knee replacement 10.5 fold

Obesity increase the risk of hip replacement in women 2.5-fold, and knee replacement 10.5-fold according to a new study from the University of Oxford. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Feb 15, 2007 2:38 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

OBESITY, RACE, DEPRESSION

Obesity, race and depression independently increase likelihood of chronic disease

Being obese, Black or depressed all independently increase the likelihood of having a chronic disease according to a paper from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Being all three created a "triple threat" for developing certain chronic diseases according to the paper. Obese, depressed Blacks are 12 times as likely to have hypertension, and 15 times as likely to have diabetes. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 29, 2006 4:13 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

COLORECTAL CANCER

Risk of colorectal cancer as much as 80% greater in obese men

The risk of colorectal cancer is as much as 80 percent greater in obese men than normal weight men according to a paper on obesity and cancer published in the British Medical Journal. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 28, 2006 8:07 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

RISK OF DYING

Extreme obesity increases the risk of dying in women by 70%

Extreme obesity increases the risk of dying in women by 70 percent according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Nov 14, 2006 7:50 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 28, 2006

COLON CANCER

Belly fat increases the risk of colon cancer in women

Excess belly fat increases the risk of colon cancer in women according to a study of 24,072 women in Australia. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 28, 2006 3:40 am | [0] comments

PROSTATE CANCER

Obesity weakly increases the risk of prostate cancer

"[O]besity is weakly associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer," concludes a new meta-analysis of previous studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 28, 2006 3:00 am | [0] comments

Saturday, January 14, 2006

LONGEVITY

The lowest risk of death is assocated with a BMI of 21 in younger women, 23 in younger men

Numerous studies have found that being overweight increases the risk of death. A new study from the U.S. National Cancer Institute found that in younger women, the risk of death increases when body mass index (BMI) exceeds 21, and in older women, when BMI exceeds 25. In younger men, the risk increases when BMI exceeds 23, whereas in older men, the risk does not increase until BMI exceeds 30. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Jan 14, 2006 2:06 pm | [1] comments

Thursday, January 12, 2006

HEADACHES

Headaches are more common and more incapacitating in obese people

"[H]eadaches are more common and incapacitating in obese patients than [normal weight people]," according to a new study from Brazil. "[M]igraine is the most important diagnosis in this population." Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jan 12, 2006 7:10 am | [1] comments

Monday, October 31, 2005

PERIODONTAL DISEASE

Obese women 2-3 times more likely to have periodontal disease

Obese women are 2.1 times more likely to have periodontal (gum) disease than normal weight women according to a new study from researchers at Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and from Brazil. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 31, 2005 5:03 am | [0] comments

KIDNEY DISEASE

Overweight men 45% more likely to have chronic kidney disease

Being overweight increases the risk of chronic kidney disease by 45 percent in men according to a new study from researchers as Harvard Medical School and Tufts University School of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Oct 31, 2005 4:14 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

RISK OF DEATH

Obesity increases risk of death by 22%

Compared to people of normal weight, being obese increases the risk of death from cancer by 7 percent, increases the death from all causes by 22 percent, increases the risk of death from coronary heart disease by 57 percent, and increases the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by 48 percent according to a analysis of data from twenty-six studies. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Oct 05, 2005 6:53 am | [0] comments

Friday, September 09, 2005

ARTERIES

Obesity increases the stiffness of arteries

Obesity increases the stiffness and diameters of arteries according to a new study from Belgium, Greece, the Netherlands and France. The effect tended to be greater in younger people, and less so in older people. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, Sep 09, 2005 2:02 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

BREAST CANCER

Increasing BMI increases the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women

Even slightly elevated body mass index (BMI) increases the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women according to a new study from the University of Hong Kong. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2005 8:13 am | [0] comments

CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME

Obesity increases the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome

"ncreased [body mass index] BMI is a significant independent risk factor for [carpal tunnel syndrome] in patients under the age of 63 years, but is less important in older patients," concludes a new study from the UK.
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Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jul 19, 2005 7:11 am | [0] comments

Monday, July 18, 2005

URINARY INCONTINENCE

Excess belly fat increases risk of urinary incontinence in women 6-fold

Excess belly fat is associated with stress urinary incontinence according to a study from University of Ulsan's College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Jul 18, 2005 5:27 am | [0] comments

Thursday, June 09, 2005

HEALTH RISKS OF OBESITY

Obesity associated with as much disease as poverty, smoking and heavy drinking

Obesity causes more disease than smoking, heavy drinking or poverty according to a recent study from the RAND corporation. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Jun 09, 2005 6:01 am | [0] comments

Friday, May 27, 2005

BACK PROBLEMS

Being overweight at 25-years-old increases the risk of disc degeneration 3.8-fold

Being overweight at 25-years-old increases the risk of disc degeneration 3.8-fold according to a new study from Finland. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Fri, May 27, 2005 5:17 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

DIABETES

Waist measurement is best for predicting diabetes risk in men

A waist measurement is better than waist-to-hip ratio for predicting the risk of type 2 diabetes in men according to a new study from the University of Illinois. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, May 10, 2005 5:38 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

KIDNEY STONES

Obesity increases the risk of kidney stones by one-third in men and doubles the risk in women

Obesity increases the risk of kidney stones in men by 33 percent, and by 90 percent in younger women and 109 percent in older women according to a new study from Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Apr 05, 2005 7:54 am | [0] comments

Monday, April 04, 2005

FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Fatty liver disease found in a majority of morbidly obese people

Obesity is a major risk factor for fatty liver disease. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 04, 2005 8:04 am | [0] comments

GALLBLADDER DISEASE

Obesity increases the risk of gallbladder disease 3- to 6-fold

Obesity increases the risk of gall bladder disease 3- to 6-fold according to a new study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Apr 04, 2005 7:22 am | [0] comments

Monday, March 21, 2005

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Obesity may reduce life expectacy by 2- to 5 years within 50 years

Life expectancy has slowly and steadily increased over the last thousand years, however, obesity could reverse that trend and decrease the average life expectancy by 2 to 5 years within the next fifty years -- more of an impact than heart disease or cancer -- according to new study from researchers at the University of Illinois. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 21, 2005 5:35 am | [0] comments

DIABETES

Diabetics as likely to have a heart attack as non-diabetics who have previously had a heart attack

Being overweight increases the risk of type 2 diabetes more than any other disease. Type 2 diabetes increases the risk of having a heart attack as much non-diabetics who have previously had a heart attack according to 1998 study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Mar 21, 2005 4:43 am | [0] comments

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

CANCER

Obesity increases risk of dying from cancer by 6% in men, 10% in women

Obesity increases the risk of dying from cancer by 6 percent in men and 10 percent in women according to a new paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Tue, Jan 18, 2005 11:34 am | [0] comments

Thursday, December 23, 2004

Excess weight and inactivity account for 59% of heart disease deaths, 21% of cancer deaths in women

"Both increased [body fat] and reduced physical activity are strong and independent predictors of death [in women]," according to a new study from researchers at Harvard. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Dec 23, 2004 10:29 am | [0] comments

Thursday, December 09, 2004

U.S. NIH’s Obesity Guidelines Part 2: Health Risks of being Overweight

Above a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 20 there is an increased incidence of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and respiratory problems, and some types of cancer including endometrial, breast, prostate, and colon according to the U.S. NIH's Obesity Guidelines. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Thu, Dec 09, 2004 4:48 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Fitness as important as fatness for reducing the risk of death in men

Fitness is as important than fatness for reducing the risk of death in men according to a new study from researchers at the University of North Carolina. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Nov 17, 2004 10:27 am | [0] comments

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Half of deaths in obese women due to obesity

More than half (53 percent) of deaths in obese women can be attributed to obesity according to a recent paper. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Oct 02, 2004 9:25 am | [0] comments

Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Obese patients 2.8 times more likely to try and lose weight if advised by their doctor

Obese patients are 2.8 times more likely to try and lose weight if advised to do so by their doctor according to a recent study. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 08, 2004 4:23 pm | [0] comments

Physicians fail to provide weight loss counseling to nearly two-third of obese patients

Physicians failed to provide weight loss counceling in nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of patients who were obese according to a recent survey. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 08, 2004 3:35 pm | [0] comments

Health problems occur in over 70% of people who are overweight

Weight-related health problems such as high blood pressure, unhealthy cholesterol or triglyceride levels, Type 2 diabetes, or coronary heart disease, are found in over 70 percent of people with a body mass index (BMI) greater than 27 (overweight) according to a recent paper from James Rippe at Tufts University School of Medicine. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Wed, Sep 08, 2004 3:22 pm | [0] comments

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Health: Overweight increases risk of declining health by 29%, obesity 45%

Being overweight increases the risk of declining health in middle-aged and older people by 29 percent, whereas being obese increases the risk by 36 percent according to a new study from researchers at Northwestern University Medical School. They found a similar increase in risk for developing a physical difficulty. However, regular exercise reduced these risks, even in those who were obese. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Sat, Sep 04, 2004 11:04 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 23, 2004

Sleep Apnea: Ten percent weight gain increases risk 32%, ten percent weight loss decreases risk 26%

A ten percent weight gain increases the risk of obstructive sleep apnea by 32 percent, whereas a ten percent weight loss reduces the risk by 26 percent. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 23, 2004 12:41 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 Larry Hobbs on Tue, Aug 10, 2004 11:24 am | [0] comments

Monday, August 09, 2004

Cancer: Obesity causes an estimated 90,000 cancer deaths each year

Excess body weight is responsible for an estimated 90,000 cancer deaths each year according to a study from the American Cancer Society. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 09, 2004 6:08 am | [0] comments

Cancer: Elevated insulin levels associated with cancers of colon, breast, pancreas, and endometrium

Type II diabetes and chronically elevated levels of insulin are associated with an increased risk of cancers of the colon, breast, pancreas, kidney, and endometrium. Read the entire article | Email this article
Posted by Larry Hobbs on Mon, Aug 09, 2004 4:40 am | [0] comments

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