Posts Tagged ‘ obesity ’

Financial Interests Biases Research

April 22, 2014
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A recent study looked at how “a financial conflict of interest” could influence the results of a research study. The authors looked at the results of 17 “published systematic reviews (SRs) conducted in the field of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and weight gain or obesity.” Not surprisingly, over 80% of the reviews that were funded...
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Obesity and Breast Cancer

September 17, 2013
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According to a number of studies, there are two realities that need to be understood in the relationship between obesity and breast cancer: “Obesity is a risk factor for the development of new cases of breast cancer and also affects survival in women who have already been diagnosed with breast cancer.” “Women with breast...
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Too Little Vitamin D = Obesity?

May 14, 2013
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A recent study found a relationship between low vitamin D levels and obesity. Researchers found that vitamin D levels lower than 50.0 nmol/L “was associated with a significantly increased odds ratio for incident obesity.” Those with less than 50.0 nmol/L had a 73% greater risk of incident obesity. The same held true for those...
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Caesarean Babies More Obese

April 25, 2013
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A recent study examined the effect Caesarean section delivery has on the weight of babies as they grow up. The researchers found that “at age 3, 15.7% of children delivered by caesarean section were obese compared with 7.5% of children born vaginally.” These results equate to children born by Caesarean section being twice as...
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Bottle Feeding Increases Weight Gain

April 18, 2013
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In a recent study, researchers looked to “better understand the mechanisms behind breastfeeding and childhood obesity.” As part of their study, they “assessed the association of weight gain with the mode of milk delivery aside from the type of milk given to infants.” They found that babies who feed from a bottle experience a...
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Obesity Increases Arthritis?

April 16, 2013
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In addition to the growing number of detrimental effects of obesity, a new study found that a “history of obesity was significantly associated with developing rheumatoid arthritis.” According to the study, obesity increases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 24%. Researchers noted that the increased risk of arthritis for obese people “may account for...
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Another Key to Autism?

March 28, 2013
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This study looked at “whether metabolic conditions during pregnancy (diabetes, hypertension, and obesity) are associated with autism spectrum disorder, developmental delays, or impairments in specific domains of development in the offspring.” What the researchers found is that those mothers with diabetes, hypertension, and/or obesity increased the likelihood of their children being born with autism...
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Obesity Causes Pain?

December 31, 2012
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A survey of over a million people conducted by the Gallup Organization found a direct relationship between the amount that a person is overweight and the amount of pain they experience. The survey results indicate that people who are overweight experience more pain that those whose body mass index (BMI) is normal or low....
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Longer Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Death

August 23, 2012
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Obesity increases the risk of many common causes of death. A person who is obese has a greater likelihood of dying from a heart attack, cancer and other causes. What has been previously unknown is how being obese for longer periods of time can increase the negative impact on a person’s health. A new...
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TV Increases Risks of Diabetes, Cardio Vascular Disease & Death

February 21, 2012
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The evils of television watching include more than just obesity. A new study found that “prolonged TV viewing (two hours per day or more) was associated with increased risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality.” TV viewing for three hours or more is associated with an even greater risk of all-cause...
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