Posts tagged “obesity”

Obesity Can Affect Knee Joints

September 26th, 2013
Obesity Can Affect Knee Joints

Research by American scientists has found that a 10% reduction in weight can have a remarkable impact on knee joints by easing the pressure they undergo. The scientists from Wake Forest University in North Carolina carried out what is described as an Intensive Diet and Exercise for Arthritis (IDEA) study to determine the effects heavy […]

Proof That Exercise And Healthy Eating Do Help People To Lose Weight

April 8th, 2013
Proof That Exercise And Healthy Eating Do Help People To Lose Weight

Obesity in the UK is a growing problem, and while politicians and medical people argue as to its cause, one thing is clear it can be a major problem for the individuals concerned. However with a society which is based on how fast you can eat and work, increasing numbers of people are not taking […]

A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

December 10th, 2012
A Diabetic Tablet To Help You Lose Weight

People suffering from diabetes are often prone to weight problems or obesity in some cases. While medication is aimed at controlling blood-sugar levels, it can also have an inadvertent side effect of increasing the person’s weight. However, a new tablet developed for type 2 diabetics may be useful in helping people lose weight. It is […]

Bariatric Surgery A Real Help For Diabetics

October 26th, 2012
Bariatric Surgery A Real Help For Diabetics

Obesity is often (but not always) an associated problem for people suffering from diabetes. The latter also often results in individuals who are obese in the first place. In general, those suffering from Type 2 diabetes are advised to manage the disorder by improving and altering diet as well as taking medication to control blood-sugar […]

Seriously Obese Indian Woman Undergoes Bariatric Surgery

August 15th, 2012
Seriously Obese Indian Woman Undergoes Bariatric Surgery

For the first time in Asian history, let alone Indian medical history, a woman weighing 350Kg has undergone bariatric surgery. The lady who suffers from a number of illnesses including diabetes, sleep apnoea and hypertension was warned of the consequences if she didn’t do something about her condition. She was also bed-bound for the past […]

Childhood Obesity Growing in US State

August 31st, 2011
Childhood Obesity Growing in US State

Arkansas doctors are warning that obesity among children is growing rapidly in the State. A recently published study has found that the obesity rate in Craighead County had tripled since 1980. It also suggested that 38% of Arkansas students are also at risk of developing problems associated with obesity. Speaking with reporters one of the […]

Want to Lose Weight? Chew More, Experts Say

August 3rd, 2011
Want to Lose Weight? Chew More, Experts Say

Chinese researchers, from Harbin Medical University, have found that if you are trying to lose weight, then chewing food 40 times rather than the more normal 15 times will help fight off obesity. In other words, it is better to eat more slowly rather than rushing, which is a common habit in the West. The […]

Massive increase in Diet Pill taking, according to Report

April 20th, 2011
Massive increase in Diet Pill taking, according to Report

A recent NHS report has found that thousands of people across the UK are now actively trying to lose weight by taking tablets. In just ten years there has also been a massive increase in the numbers of pharmaceutical products being dispensed. In 1999 the numbers were around 127,000, but this jumped to 1.48 million […]

True Love Or A Sign Of Things To Come?

March 31st, 2011
True Love Or A Sign Of Things To Come?

Losing weight for many people is very hard. It’s probably worse when you have someone who supposedly loves you threatening to call the wedding off if you don’t lose weight. Celebrity Jessica Simpson is in just this position. Her fiancé Eric Johnson has apparently told her that if she doesn’t shed the pounds, the wedding […]

An Alternative To The Gastric Band

February 17th, 2011
An Alternative To The Gastric Band

Obesity is one of the major health problems in the West today; in the US alone 34% of Americans age 20 and older are believed to be obese. Traditionally, dieting combined with exercise is the major focus of people struggling to lose weight. But what of those who give up? Many consider having an operation […]

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