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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

  • Obesity Won’t Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds. “It’s a very complex issue,” said study co-author Dr. Nolan Wessell, an orthopaedic surgery [...]

  • Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds. “As the severity of obesity in kids gets worse, their risks for heart disease and diabetes goes up,” said study author Asheley Skinner, [...]

  • Sugary Drinks Linked to Heart Attacks, Stroke, and Diabetes, Review Finds

    Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages can seriously damage heart health, a new review finds.

  • Experts: the More Fat You Have, the More Liposuction Can Remove Safely

    Although there’s no magic bullet for weight loss, new research suggests that surgeons may be able to safely remove more fat during liposuction surgery than previously believed.

  • Forget Three Square Meals — Americans Eat All Day Long

    By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans have tossed the conventional three-meals-a-day routine out the window, and replaced it with frequent chow downs spread throughout the day, new research shows. The study found that most folks were eating for 15 or more hours while awake, and the lion’s share of calories [...]

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