News on Weight Problems

Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy. With the availability of inexpensive processed and packaged goods, the pervasiveness of “fast-food” and the adaptation of a more sedentary lifestyle, an epidemic of overweight men, women and children in the US has arisen. Studies show that this trend is spreading to other developed countries in the world.

Excessive body weight is associated with various diseases, particularly cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, osteoarthritis and certain types of cancer.  As a result, obesity has been found to reduce life expectancy.  Disorders associated with aging are often worsened if obesity is present.

11/01/2011 - News

Weight Gain in Middle Age Reduces Odds of Healthy Survival in Women

In the United States, there has been a steady increase in overweight and obesity; in 2003-4, 66.3 percent of American adults were overweight or obese compared with 14.5 percent in 1976. In the current issue of British Medical Journal, researchers report that weight gain in mid-life is strongly related to a reduced likelihood of healthy survival among women who live to older ages. Read more

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02/08/2011 - News

Weight Loss Surgery Reduces Diabetes Medication Use

People who have difficulty losing weight through diet and exercise may decide to undergo bariatric surgery, more commonly referred to as weig Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

Feel Full and Still Lose Weight

Have you ever heard of Volumetrics®? Read more

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09/02/2010 - News

U.S. Obesity Just Keeps On Rising

It’s no secret that obesity is a growing problem in the United States. Read more

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08/31/2010 - News

Why Diets Fail

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08/24/2010 - News
08/21/2010 - News

Extra Inches Around the Waist Increase Death Risk

Older adults who are carrying extra inches around the waist are at an increased risk of dying compared to people with normal waist size, Read more

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08/17/2010 - News

Life After Gastric Bypass

For overweight or obese who have tried and failed to lose weight through diet and exercise, gastric bypass  surgery may be an option for lo Read more

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08/16/2010 - News

Getting Ready for Gastric Bypass

Gastric bypass is a surgical procedure that restricts the size of the stomach in order to l Read more

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05/26/2010 - News

American Heart Association Endorses Nintendo Wii

The American Heart Association (AHA) has given video game manufacturer Nintendo permission to place the AHA ‘heart check’ logo on all Nintendo Wii virtual exercise and active game systems. As part of this partnership, Nintendo has agreed to donate $1.5 million to the AHA over a period of three years. Read more

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