Tag Archives: obesity

Female obesity rate in U.S. on the rise: CDC

By: Emily Lunardo | Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 11:00 AM
Female obesity rate in U.S. on the rise: CDC

According to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, female obesity rates in the U.S. are on the rise. Obesity rates for men have remained steady. Cynthia Ogden, an epidemiologist at the U.S. CDC’s National Center… Read More

Psoriasis linked to type 2 diabetes, obesity

By: Mohan Garikiparithi | Sunday, May 01, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Psoriasis linked to type 2 diabetes, obesity

Psoriasis, a skin condition, has been linked to an increased risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Danish researchers found that individuals with type 2 diabetes had over 50 percent greater odds of developing psoriasis, compared to individuals without diabetes.… Read More

Asthma risk in women linked to obesity

By: Emily Lunardo | Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 10:30 AM
Asthma risk in women linked to obesity

A new study has found that women’s risk of asthma increases with obesity. Almost nine percent of Americans have asthma. Normal-weight individuals have a seven percent incidence of asthma, compared to eight percent rates among those who are overweight. Among… Read More

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