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Does BMI affect post-surgical complications, survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma?
Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have found - contrary to previous studies linking inferior outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal malignancies to higher body mass index (BMI) - that in their study of BMI and negative outcomes, there was no such link. They concluded that BMI was not associated with either surgical complications or esophageal cancer patient survival. (2012-03-28)

Overweight more harmful to the liver than alcohol in middle-aged men
Overweight carries a greatly increased risk of cirrhosis of the liver in men, reveals a new study from the Sahlgrenska Academy. (2011-06-07)

BU study: A quarter of arthritis cases linked to excess weight
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study shows that weight loss between early adulthood and midlife lowers arthritis risk, and found no evidence of any persistent risk of arthritis for people who were heavier earlier in life and then lost weight. (2020-08-04)

Very overweight teens may double their risk of bowel cancer in middle age
Being very overweight in your teens may double the risk of developing bowel cancer by the time you are middle aged, suggests research published online in the journal Gut. (2015-05-25)

Healthy eating advice for new mothers can help cut child obesity
Teaching new mothers about healthy eating and active play can help cut the risk of their child being overweight or obese, a study published today on bmj.com finds. (2012-06-26)

The new exercise HIT: do less
The usual excuse of (2010-03-12)

New research: Obese people can maintain stable weight loss
Maintaining a stable weight loss is the biggest struggle for obese individuals, yet new research from University of Copenhagen have allowed researchers new insights into the complex processes involved in obesity and especially weight loss in obesity. It is now possible to offer overweight people a clearer understanding of how to sustain weight loss. (2016-04-14)

Childhood obesity, malnutrition connected to mom's perception of child's weight
A study from the University of Houston finds a child's risk for obesity or malnutrition may be tied to the mother's misperception of her child's weight. A key to understanding this may lie in how she regards her own weight status. Researchers say the situation calls for healthcare providers to broaden their health care screenings. (2016-04-20)

Negative emotions outweigh intent to exercise at health clubs
With only 30 percent of Americans trying to lose weight meeting the National Institutes of Health exercise guidelines of 300 minutes/week, a study in the January/February 2010 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior explores the paradox that exists -- an antidote for obesity and its comorbidities is exercise, but the majority of obese Americans do not exercise. Investigators explore and compare the barriers associated with regular exercise in health clubs between overweight and normal weight individuals. (2009-12-17)

Study reveals dramatic fall in death rates after hip replacements
Mortality rates in the first 90 days following hip replacement surgery have halved, according to a study led by the University of Bristol. (2013-09-26)

Predictors Of Overweight And Overfatness In A Multiethnic Pediatric Population
Weight and body fat were measured in more than 5,000 multiethnic children at age 9 and again at age 11. Obese children sustained high total cholesterol and low HDL, both of which are cardiac risk factors. Childhood obesity is associated with cardiac risk factors which predict developing heart disease in adulthood. (1998-04-02)

New research identifies GP and parental reluctance to address childhood obesity
One in five 11-year-old children is currently defined as obese, and the country faces a potentially huge burden of increased obesity-associated morbidity and early mortality. New research by the University of Bristol has found that despite the health implications of childhood obesity, many GPs remain reluctant to discuss the topic with parents or to refer overweight children to weight reduction services. (2011-07-27)

Diabetic patients often overestimate healthy body weight
Heavier patients with diabetes are more likely to overestimate higher body mass index (BMI) measurements as (2006-03-13)

NHLBI media availability: Overweight girls at risk for cardiovascular disease
Results from the NHLBI Growth and Health Study of more than 2,300 girls suggest that girls as young as age 9 who are overweight are at increased risk for short-term and long-term problems that increase the chances of developing cardiovascular disease. Those who were overweight were more likely to have elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels compared to girls who were not overweight. The study also provides insight into differences between African-American and Caucasian girls. (2007-01-08)

Researchers find high cardiovascular risk even in normal weight individuals
A new research study has found that approximately one-third of all individuals with a normal body mass index (BMI) had cardio-metabolic risk factors for heart disease, especially those of South Asian and Hispanic descent. (2017-04-04)

Obesity is a critical risk factor for type 2 diabetes, regardless of genetics
Obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by at least 6 times, regardless of genetic predisposition to the disease, concludes research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]). (2020-04-15)

How your BMI might affect your spontaneous food purchases
The degree to which spontaneous food purchases divert/attract attention may be related to your weight and the energy density of the food, according to a small, preliminary study using mobile eye-tracking technology to provide real information about consumers' food choice behaviour. The study is presented at this year's European and International Congress on Obesity (ECOICO 2020). (2020-09-02)

Men fare worse than women in China regarding discrimination among obese workers
The study, 'The Obesity Pay Gap: Gender, Body Size, and Wage Inequalities: A Longitudinal Study of Chinese Adults, 1991-2009,' shows that obese manual laborers especially earn less money in China. For example, results showed that overweight professional workers made from 18.5 to 41.5 percent more than overweight manual laborers. (2014-08-18)

Research suggests vegetable juice may help people with metabolic syndrome lose weight
Drinking at least one glass of low sodium vegetable juice daily may help overweight people with metabolic syndrome achieve better weight loss results. A study, conducted at the Baylor College of Medicine and presented at this week's Experimental Biology Meeting, found that participants who drank at least 8-ounces of low sodium vegetable juice as part of a calorie-controlled DASH diet lost four pounds over 12 weeks, while those who followed the same diet but drank no juice lost one pound. (2009-04-19)

Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons, study shows
Study looked at formerly obese or overweight teens who had lost weight and kept it off. Their motives were more intrinisic, such as being healthy and feeling good. Parents can help by being supportive during major life transitions. (2014-12-23)

Majority of fire and ambulance recruits overweight
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Harvard University and the Cambridge Health Alliance found that more than 75 percent of emergency responder candidates for fire and ambulance services in Massachusetts are either overweight or obese. The findings, which appear online in the journal Obesity on March 19, have significant consequences for public health and safety. (2009-03-19)

Obese people regain weight after dieting due to hormones
Obese people may regain weight after dieting due to hormonal changes, a University of Melbourne and Austin Health study has shown. (2011-10-28)

Cutting down on sugar has a small but significant effect on body weight
Reducing sugar intake has a small but significant effect on body weight in adults, finds a paper published on bmj.com today. (2013-01-15)

Obesity among African-American stroke survivors increases risk factors for recurrent stroke
Obesity may put African-Americans who have survived one stroke at risk for a second stroke by increasing their risk of hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and high cholesterol, according to an article in the March issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2005-03-14)

Large whey protein breakfast may help manage type 2 diabetes
A large breakfast containing whey protein may help manage type 2 diabetes, new research from Israel reports. The study results will be presented Friday, April 1, at ENDO 2016, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in Boston. (2016-04-02)

Increased risk of myocardial infarction and diabetes in East Germany
More people suffer from overweight, high blood pressure and metabolic disturbances in East Germany than in West Germany. This is the result of a study with almost 36,000 patients, published in the current edition of the Deutsches Aerzteblatt International. (2008-04-02)

Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer, Cedars-Sinai research shows
Whether or not a woman is obese will likely affect her outcome once she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, according to a new study from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. (2006-08-28)

Study: Children who drank whole milk had lower risk of being overweight or obese
Research led by St. Michael's Hospital of Unity Health Toronto and published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition analyzed 28 studies from seven countries that explored the relationship between children drinking cow's milk and the risk of being overweight or obese. (2019-12-30)

Infants introduced early to solid foods show gut bacteria changes that may portend future health risks
Infants who were started on solid foods at or before three months of age showed changes in the levels of gut bacteria and bacterial byproducts, called short-chain fatty acids, measured in their stool samples, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (2020-03-31)

Researchers study what happens to your body during tailgating
Football watch parties are synonymous with eating fatty foods and drinking alcohol. Have you ever wondered what all of that eating and drinking does to your body? Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine simulated a tailgating situation with a small group of overweight but healthy men and examined the impact of the eating and drinking on their livers using blood tests and a liver scan. (2021-01-20)

Pre-pregnancy obesity increases odds of having overweight children
A new Kaiser Permanente study, published in Pediatric Obesity, found that pre-pregnancy obesity and excessive weight gain during pregnancy was associated with an increased risk of the child becoming overweight at age 2. The study also found breastfeeding for at least six months helped reduce the likelihood of a child being overweight at age 2. (2016-04-25)

Weight gain early in pregnancy means bigger, fatter babies
A UAlberta researcher cautions against too much weight early into pregnancy, which leads to larger, chubbier babies. (2013-07-16)

High pregnancy weight gain can lead to long-term obesity
Gaining more than the recommended weight during pregnancy can put women at increased risk of becoming obese and developing related health problems, including high blood pressure, later in life. Correspondingly, women whose weight gain during pregnancy was low were at lower risk of becoming overweight or obese and developing associated health problems. (2011-05-18)

Less exercise, not more calories, responsible for expanding waistlines
Sedentary lifestyle and not caloric intake may be to blame for increased obesity in the US, according to a new analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. A study published in the American Journal of Medicine reveals that in the past 20 years there has been a sharp decrease in physical exercise and an increase in average body mass index, while caloric intake has remained steady. (2014-07-07)

Overweight kids misinterpret asthma symptoms, potentially overuse medication
New research shows obese children with asthma may mistake symptoms of breathlessness for loss of asthma control leading to high and unnecessary use of rescue medications. The study was published online in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the official scientific journal of the American Association of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. (2014-10-23)

Note to young men: Fat doesn't pay
Men who are already obese as teenagers could grow up to earn up to 18 percent less than their peers of normal weight. So says Petter Lundborg of Lund University, Paul Nystedt of Jönköping University and Dan-olof Rooth of Linneas University and Lund University, all in Sweden. The team compared extensive information from Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, and the results are published in Springer's journal Demography. (2014-09-23)

Exercise may reduce risk of endometrial cancer
Women who exercise for 150 minutes a week or more may see a reduced risk of endometrial cancer, despite whether or not they are overweight, according to data presented at the Ninth Annual AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, held here Nov. 7-10, 2010. (2010-11-09)

Twice as many women to be diagnosed with gestational diabetes
Two to three times more pregnant women may soon be diagnosed and treated for gestational diabetes, based on new measurements for determining risky blood sugar levels for the mother and her unborn baby, according to a study by investigators at Northwestern University. Blood sugar levels that were once considered in the normal range are now seen as causing a sharp increase in the occurrence of overweight babies, early deliveries, cesarean section deliveries and potentially life-threatening preeclampsia. (2010-02-26)

Body Mass Index may serve as prognostic tool for advanced, aggressive breast cancers
Body Mass Index, the measure of a person's fat based on their height and weight, may be an effective prognostic tool for specific types of breast cancer, according to research from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. (2008-03-14)

Kids lose pounds, gain fitness in Houston study
Innovative, kid-friendly strategies for losing weight and gaining nutrition savvy -- plus physical fitness skills -- are emerging from scientific studies funded by the Agricultural Research Service. (2010-03-03)

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