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Obesity Cause and Help
Weight-loss surgery is a safe option for patients with a history of cancer, according to a new study by researchers at the West Penn Bariatric Surgery Center, presented today at the 25th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS.)
Gastric bypass surgery in obese people significantly improves quality of life by cutting the risk for cancers, diabetes and a number of other diseases.
Scientists have discovered a previously unknown molecular signaling pathway in body fat cells that normally acts to suppress harmful inflammation. Cellular stress caused by obesity, however, can override this protective function and convert the pathway into a trigger of chronic inflammation that raises the risk of insulin resistance, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders.
A study of 14 morbidly obese patients was designed to determine if brisk walking alone was sufficient to serve as an aerobic training stimulus, increasing heart rate to at least 70 percent of maximum.
The series on childhood obesity explores the issue of overweight children from many perspectives, ranging from the latest medical research to public health information.
The key to keeping kids of all ages at a healthy weight and overcoming childhood obesity is taking a whole-family approach. Make eating healthy and exercise a family affair.
Everybody knows what a tragedy this is personally for obese kids - the social isolation, the shame of group exercise, the pain of bad knees, the constant doctor visits and being out of breath just by standing up. However, the public costs of childhood obesity are huge too.
Today JAMA publishes an article entitled "High Body Mass Index for Age Among US Children and Adolescents, 2003-2006" by Cynthia L. Ogden, Margaret D. Carroll and Katherine M. Flegal from CDC discussing the rate of childhood obesity among U.S. children.
Obese people are now blamed in food crisis and climate change, because they consume much more calories leading to food shortage and use more transport leading to more gas emissions and climate change.
A study by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine shows that obese people consume 18% more calories than average weighted people do. They need about 1680 calories a day to maintain normal daily energy and 1280 calories to maintain normal daily activities. This is 5 times more than normal weighted people do.
Obesity rates appear high in most but not all ethnic groups in the United States, and extra weight is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and markers of sub-clinical heart disease.
Obesity in children is increasing and many cardiovascular diseases that are manifested in adulthood may actually begin in childhood.
More time spent eating away from home could put kids at higher risk for obesity.
The HSC Foundation is unveiling a grassroots campaign targeting childhood obesity awareness and education in low-income communities in the Washington area. The campaign will address the way families view weight and obesity and help them make healthier decisions for themselves and their children.