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HDL “good” cholesterol improves blood glucose levels by enhancing skeletal muscle function and reducing obesity. Rates of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease are higher among type 2 diabetics, and one of the strongest predictors of cardiovascular disease in these patients is low… Read More
Being overweight or obese has been tied to a number of negative health outcomes already, so it’s of little surprise that the latest findings have uncovered yet another side effect of obesity – it’s bad for your brain. The findings… Read More
Obesity poses greater health risks for men than women, according to latest findings. The study consisting of nearly four million men and women worldwide found that obesity in men is three times deadlier than in women.
While the risk of… Read More
The FDA approved a new weight loss technology, which is an implanted device to treat obesity. The device – known as AspireAssist – uses a tube to drain a portion of the stomach contents after each meal. The device is… Read More
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
Rosacea risk is linked to genes, obesity, heart disease and sun exposure. The study suggested that environmental factors and genetics play a 50/50 role in the risk of rosacea, a chronic skin disorder. Lead author Dr. Daniel Popkin said, “Fifty-fifty… Read More
Obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in bariatric surgery patients are not visible, according to a sleep disorder study. The researchers at the Rhode Island Hospital found that majority of bariatric surgery patients have clinical obstructive sleep apnea but report fewer symptoms,… Read More
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
Obesity has been linked to numerous health problems, including hearing loss. Hearing loss is a problem that affects roughly 48 million adults in the U.S., a 20 percent chunk of the American population. It’s estimated that one out of every… Read More
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and obesity raise asthma attack risk. Lead author of the study Anju Elizabeth Joham said, “A greater proportion of women with polycystic ovary syndrome report asthma, and the results of this study suggest that asthma is… Read More
A new study has found that worldwide there are more obese people than underweight. Furthermore, the researchers predict that one-fifth of the population will be obese by 2025.
The number of obese individuals rose from 105 million to 541 million… Read More
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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