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.
FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2013 (HealthDay News) — Obesity and smoking increase the risk of implant failure in women who undergo breast reconstruction soon after breast removal, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from nearly 15,000 women, aged 40 to 60, who had immediate reconstruction after breast removal (mastectomy). They found that the risk of [...]
The notion that some people can be overweight or obese and still remain healthy is a myth, according to a new Canadian study. Even without high blood pressure, diabetes or other metabolic issues, overweight and obese people have higher rates of death, heart attack and stroke after 10 years compared with their thinner counterparts, the researchers found.
Hoping to counter all those Thanksgiving calories with extra exercise? A recent study suggests the strategy may not keep off holiday pounds.
Politeness and consideration for fellow diners could play a role in holiday weight gain, a new study suggests. When people are picking snacks and other foods for themselves and someone else, their choices are different when the other person is average-sized than when the person is overweight, the researchers found.
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) — A procedure used to treat bleeding stomach ulcers could stand as a potential weapon in the battle of the bulge, a small preliminary study suggests. The procedure is called gastric artery embolization. It involves using a catheter to introduce some “obstructive agent” — like tiny beads [...]