Tag: obesity

Study: Alarming Rise in Cancer due to Diabetes and Obesity

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Researchers from several worldwide institutions – including the Imperial College London in the UK and the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (WHO) in France – have discovered that cancers related to metabolic diseases like diabetes and obesity (high body mass index) have an increasingly high occurrence. Published in the…


“Talk Test” to Determine Your Moderate Physical Activity

Moderate Physical Activity

More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. With that number on the rise, the risk of developing obesity-related conditions like heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes is on the rise, as well. Your doctor has told you to start following a healthy diet and to begin exercising. But what types…


Middle-aged? Being Overweight or Obese May Age Your Brain 10 Years

A new study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge reveals that middle-aged adults who were overweight had reduced white matter volume in the brain, which, researchers say, represents around a decade of brain aging. Professor Paul Fletcher, senior author of the study, says, “We’re…


FDA Approved: New AspireAssist Obesity Device

A majority of individuals are always looking for the next big weight loss fad. But what would you say to a new obesity treatment device that uses a surgically-placed tube to drain some of what you consumed after every meal? Well, the FDA says it’s safe and effective. This new device is not for everyone;…


Obesity Rates for U.S. Women and Teens are on the Rise

It is no secret that the United States is facing an obesity crisis. A recent study reported the prevalence of obesity has increased significantly; specifically among women. Published in The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), two new studies from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that obesity rates for U.S….