Rates of obesity are higher among the poor and ethnic minorities such as African Americans.
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Obesity Cause and Help
Bariatric surgery is not the first option for obesity treatment, but when performed by expert surgeons it is an important option for some of the beneficiaries.
As the rate of obesity has steadily increased across all age groups, so has Americans' willingness to turn to an effective surgical intervention to address severe obesity: bariatric surgery.
In light of the worsening obesity epidemic, further research is warranted to examine whether obesity carries additional risks in the absence or presence of other major risk factors.
Research looked at both obesity and physical inactivity and found that both were strongly related to diabetes, indicating obesity is indeed a health problem.
Currently, surgery is the only effective sustained weight loss option for patients with morbid obesity.
A child is more likely to be overweight at a very young age if the mother was overweight or obese before she became pregnant.
Obesity has become one of the more complex and challenging public health issues. Rising childhood obesity rates are implicated by school environmental factors.
Obesity in children needs to be identified and discussed by pediatricians during overweight children's well child visit.
Obesity and associated risk factors have become increasingly common in children and adolescents and is epidemic in some Western countries.
Bariatric surgery is likely to become the standard of care for morbidly obese individuals.
Home based obesity treatment can help obese and overweight people to achieve significant weight loss.
Obesity is on the rise all over the world and is related to vascular diseases.
Overweight and obesity increase the risk of poor health. Obesity finding should serve as a wake up call.
New treatment of obesity that boosts the stomach's 'full' signal offers new way of tackling growing obesity epidemic.
Childhood obesity has become an international health priority, as fatty diets and sedentary lifestyles spread across the globe.
The metabolic syndrome is a growing health problem. The link between obesity and metabolic syndrome is most evident from the inclusion of waist circumference in the criteria.
Many obese children become obese adults and we need more information to help combat this harmful trend.
Focusing our efforts on nutrition and exercise in schools can help prevent obesity and overweight in many children who may be at risk
The incidence of obesity, particularly severe obesity, is increasing in the United States. Overweight and obese women with breast cancer may receive reduced doses of chemotherapy drugs.
Obesity is by nature a chronic disease. Many obese individuals who lose weight regain it over time, often exceeding their original weight.
The impact of obesity on death rates may have decreased over time because of improvements in public health.
Visceral obesity may be an important risk factor for insulin resistance syndrome in children.
Baby boomers have spent more years living with more obesity than the previous generation.