Posts tagged “obesity”

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 […]

No Link Between Contraception and Weight Gain

February 1st, 2011
No Link Between Contraception and Weight Gain

Research carried out by the Oregon National Primate Research Centre at Oregon Health & Science University has found no link between taking birth control pills and weight gain. The researchers spent a year studying Rhesus monkeys, whose reproductive system is almost the same as humans. Half the group of monkeys were of normal weight, and […]

Not enough Australians losing weight

January 28th, 2011
Not enough Australians losing weight

A recent survey carried out by the Healthy Weight Week Report in Australia found that most Australians admit to not losing weight. While this in itself is shocking news, the survey also attempted to determine why. It seems it is bad advice, particularly from diet books. Speaking to reporters from the Courier Mail, one of […]

Study Reveals Like Attracts Like

January 14th, 2011
Study Reveals Like Attracts Like

A study conducted in Rhode Island in America has found that young people who are overweight have a tendency to have overweight best friends and romantic partners. In fact, overweight young adults have more overweight friends and family members than people of a normal weight, says Tricia Leahey of the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and […]

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