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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

  • Attention Guys: Read THIS before Asking Your Doc for Erectile Dysfunction Drugs

    A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there’s help out there that doesn’t require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes.

  • For Many Older Men, Impotence Is Treatable Without Drugs

    By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A new study reminds men with erectile dysfunction that there’s help out there that doesn’t require a prescription: diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes. Losing weight, eating better, getting more active, drinking less alcohol and getting better sleep can all help reverse problems that contribute [...]

  • Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision Loss

    TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to treat glaucoma eye disease can also help people with vision loss linked to obesity, a new study reveals. Researchers examined the effectiveness of the inexpensive drug, called acetazolamide (Diamox), in women and men with the condition known as “idiopathic intracranial hypertension.” According to the researchers, [...]

  • Obesity Linked to Increased Odds of Losing Baby, Study Finds

    Women who are overweight or obese when they get pregnant may be at increased risk for miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death, researchers say.

  • Scientists Find New Way to Observe ‘Good’ Brown Fat

    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In a possible advance for obesity research, an MRI scan has pinpointed “good” brown fat in a living adult for the first time. The researchers say their success could help efforts to fight obesity and diabetes. Unlike white fat, brown fat is considered good because it burns calories and helps [...]

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