Obesity not only decreases the likelihood that a woman can become pregnant, but obese women are also at increased risk of complications (such as gestational diabetes and elevated blood pressure with its more-worrisome pre-eclampsia)
Fast food often gets a bad reputation, but the solution to the obesity epidemic does not involve limiting fast food restaurants. According to new
The claim that artificial sweeteners might contribute to obesity is one we have seen many times in the past. The newest study on the subject is a research article just published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society which evaluated the possibility of a relationship between the consumption of diet soda and increasing waist circumference (WC) in older Americans (i.e., over 65 years old).
Obesity (defined as a BMI of 30 or more), especially extreme obesity, is known to decrease the likelihood that a woman can become pregnant. In addition, when obese women do become pregnant, they are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, and have an increased risk of large babies, early delivery, and stillbirths, and their infants are at increased risk of congenital malformations.
A higher BMI may lead to an increased risk for diabetes complications, a new study finds. Using data from the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS), researchers examined relations between excess weight and time to first diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and its
Last week, we exposed the flaws of a study published by a group from the Harvard School of Public Health claiming that girls who drink more sugar sweetened soda have their first period a few months earlier than those who don t. ACSH s Dr. Josh Bloom concluded that
The latest in health news: Why a sedentary lifestyle is deadly, but pizza consumption isn't, and Dr. Ross's latest op-ed in The Daily Caller discussing the sad state of our nation's public health when it comes to stemming the toll of cigarette smoking.
It s been well established that physical activity can help ward off or ameliorate various ailments, ranging from arthritis to heart disease, and may even help prolong life. But the extent to which such benefits are associated with obesity, or how much exercise is needed hasn t been clearly defined.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than a third of U.S. adults are obese. Bariatric surgery in which either an inflatable band is placed around the stomach to reduce stomach size or in which the stomach and part of the small intestine are bypassed is perhaps the most effective means of
It s been widely observed that obese adults (people with a BMI of 30 or more) are not necessarily unhealthy, nor even at high risk of adverse health events, as defined by factors such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure and other metabolic risk factors. But do they stay healthy as they get older?