Posts tagged “Overweight”

Lose Weight To Help Your Knees

April 8th, 2011
Lose Weight To Help Your Knees

That’s the advice of leading medical professionals who carried out research into osteoarthritic pain. A group of 24 obese people aged between 30 and 67 with osteoarthritis were examined before and after they had bariatric surgery. Researchers found that those who had lost an average of 57 pounds within 6 months of the operation experienced […]

Airline Incident Helps Film Maker Lose Weight

March 21st, 2011
Airline Incident Helps Film Maker Lose Weight

Kevin Smith, a well known film maker told a TV interviewer that an incident at an airline helped him decide to lose weight. Apparently, when Mr. Smith tried to sit in his seat on a Southwest Airlines plane, a steward asked him to get off, although the person didn’t give an explanation. Kevin Smith said: […]

Gaining Weight To Lose Weight

February 21st, 2011
Gaining Weight To Lose Weight

In a bizarre twist of fate, so to speak, a 20 stone ‘skinny’ is piling on the pounds so he can qualify for a weight loss operation. Darrin McCloud was recently told by doctors that he wasn’t overweight enough to have a gastric band operation. Darrin, who is a diabetic, was told his BMI of […]

Comedian Tells Larger People To Stay Fat

February 15th, 2011
Comedian Tells Larger People To Stay Fat

Comedy actor Seth Rogen recently made what can only be described as a tongue in cheek statement that people who are overweight should forget trying to lose weight. However, while this is obviously not meant to denigrate people, his comments are a serious reminder to people that trying to lose weight is difficult. The comedian […]

Read Yourself Thin

February 9th, 2011
Read Yourself Thin

Well, that’s what a local church in the USA thinks overweight people should do to reduce their weight. More specifically, the Baptist Church in Kannapolis believes a combination of Bible study and group sessions will ‘release weight’. Called Thin Within, which is now in its 5th year, the weight loss programme doesn’t use any of […]

Growth In Cosmetic Surgery Among ‘Slim’ Patients

January 24th, 2011
Growth In Cosmetic Surgery Among ‘Slim’ Patients

Obesity is a growing problem which needs to be tackled as it can lead to unnecessary further medical problems, not to mention cost. While obesity is obviously associated with people who are considered by doctors to be fat or overweight, there is a worrying and growing phenomenon that some women who would not fall into […]

Obese residents face long waits for surgery in British Colombia

January 11th, 2011
Obese residents face long waits for surgery in British Colombia

Jake Carte, a twenty-six year old from Saanich, British Colombia, weights more than five hundred pounds. He is officially in “the super morbid obesity” class, and has spent the last few days in hospital due to weight related complications. ‘I ended up in hospital because I was having lots of trouble breathing,’ Carte was quoted […]

Legendary golfer finding new problems thanks to his weight loss

November 18th, 2010
Legendary golfer finding new problems thanks to his weight loss

Due to his astounding weight loss that might have helped him traverse the world’s golf courses a little bit easier hasn’t come without its problems for John Daly. Thanks to losing more than 45kg since his title-winning days, two-time major winner Daly said ahead of the Hong Kong Open that he is still getting used […]

Heart risks the reason why weight loss drugs were pulled

October 11th, 2010
Heart risks the reason why weight loss drugs were pulled

Announcements from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration state that, due to pressure from the FDA, Abbot Laboratories have agreed to withdraw from the U.S market its anti-obesity drug Meridia due to the higher danger of stroke and heart attack. The consumer advocacy group Public Citizen say that the action is long overdue. Dr Sidney […]

Sleep loss linked to ineffective attempts at weight loss

October 6th, 2010
Sleep loss linked to ineffective attempts at weight loss

According to studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, lack of sleep may be to blame for unsuccessful weight loss.  Ten overweight men and women aged 35 to 49 were observed sleeping in a laboratory for two separate fortnight periods, with participants recording 5.5 nightly hours in a single trial, then 8.5 nightly hours […]

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