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Obesity

Obesity is more than just being overweight. People are considered to be obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. (Those who are overweight have a BMI of 25 to 29.9) Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some types of cancer, and even dementia later in life. Despite the health risks, it can be very difficult to shed extra pounds, and keep them off.

Obesity News

  • Marriage Before College Graduation Tied to More Weight Gain

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — If you got married before finishing college, you might have an excuse for any extra pounds. A new study suggests that young adults who wed before graduation are about 50 percent more likely to later become obese than those who waited to tie the knot. [...]

  • Average New Yorker Sits 7 Hours Each Day: Study

    THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — They may live in the “City That Never Sleeps,” but most New Yorkers still sit around a lot — an average of seven hours every day, a new study shows. That estimate may be low, the study authors added, because the data was largely based on what people [...]

  • Why Living on a Noisy Street Can Make You Fat

    Exposure to noise from traffic, trains and planes may be linked to a burgeoning belly, Swedish researchers report.

  • More Evidence That High-Fiber Diet May Curb Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — People who get a lot of fiber in their diet may be lowering their odds for type 2 diabetes, new research shows. “We are not certain why this might be, but potential mechanisms could include feeling physically full for longer, prolonged release of hormonal signals, slowed down nutrient [...]

  • Weight Training’s Benefits May Depend on Genetics

    THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) — How well resistance exercises work may depend on a woman’s genetic risk for obesity, new research suggests. Strength-building workouts seem to be most effective for those with a low genetic risk for a high body-mass index (BMI), the study found. BMI is a rough estimate of a person’s body [...]

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