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Does obesity lead to more nursing home admission, lower quality of care?

Science Daily - ‎59 minutes ago‎
This study was designed to find out whether obese older adults were as likely as non-obese elders to be admitted to nursing homes that provided an appropriate level of care.

Whole-person perspective is needed to assess obesity, researchers suggest

Science Daily - ‎7 hours ago‎
Authors from the Cleveland Clinic's Bariatric and Metabolic Institute recommend physicians use obesity staging models to recognize and manage weight-related health issues that may not be captured by traditional diagnosis criteria.

Health Alert:Tackling childhood obesity, prepping for a colonoscopy - ‎11 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The current strategy to prevent or reduce obesity in children is to get them off the couch and moving -- plus improve the quality of what they eat.
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Obesity Halves Chance for RA Remission, Study Suggests

Medscape - ‎May 30, 2016‎
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) remission rates were significantly lower among patients who were obese compared with nonobese patients, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis reported in an article published online May 9 in Arthritis Care ...

Obesity among children in Bangalore is on the rise

Times of India - ‎17 hours ago‎
The rising prevalence of childhood obesity is slowly, but surely becoming a cause of serious public concern, with doctors the world over deeming it as a growing epidemic.

A late dinner is not linked to childhood obesity, study shows - ‎13 hours ago‎
Statistical analysis of the data found no greater risk of becoming obese or overweight if the children ate dinner between 8pm and 10pm or if they had eaten it between 2pm and 8pm.
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National Obesity Forum faces backlash over 'dangerous' diet advice

The Guardian - ‎May 28, 2016‎
The influential group is facing a growing backlash from a range of eminent experts on food and obesity, who fear its new guidelines will deepen public confusion over what to eat, set back the fight against expanding waistlines, and even be dangerous to ...

Factors behind the obesity pandemic

Royal Gazette - ‎14 hours ago‎
The pandemic of obesity is a well-known phenomenon affecting the world population, but more so the Western Hemisphere, with Americans being among the heaviest people in the world.

Obesity isn't just linked to overeating – it can also be caused by mental and emotional turmoil

Global Times - ‎14 hours ago‎
Mental health problems can lead to an imbalance of hormones, which can in turn trigger obesity. Photo: IC. Yang Panpan's misery started with her unhappy marriage, but that isn't where it ended.
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Obesity crisis is fuelling a rise in amputations linked to diabetes and gangrene - ‎May 30, 2016‎
That's because so many people are obese and it's accepted as normal. Fat people develop Type 2 diabetes, and that, in turn, has become 'normal'.

Natalie Riediger: A tax on sugary drinks is not the solution to obesityPosted on May 31, 2016

The Province (blog) - ‎4 hours ago‎
There has been increasing interest in the use of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax to curb the burden of obesity in Canada. A recent Senate report on obesity recommends assessing the possibility of a sugar-sweetened beverage tax and points to the high ...
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Yes, America's Obesity Rates Are Still (Slowly) Rising

Forbes - ‎May 27, 2016‎
If recent headlines are to be believed, we are rapidly approaching the future depicted in Wall-E, with a morbidly obese population that can get from place to place only with the help of a hover-scooter.

States with the highest obesity

USA TODAY - ‎May 28, 2016‎
Obesity has been associated with some of the nation's biggest killers - cancer, heart disease and diabetes. All have been closely linked to obesity. According to the National Cancer Institute, in some cases, obesity can cut a person's lifespan more ...
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Alcohol forgotten factor in obesity crisis, says consultant

Irish Times - ‎May 30, 2016‎
An emergency medicine consultant says alcohol is the forgotten factor in Ireland's obesity crisis. Dr Chris Luke told Newstalk Breakfast that the country's health service is “absolutely straining under the burden of our ailments such as alcohol related ...
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Reports shows obesity is threat to aging Americans - ‎11 hours ago‎
One of the greatest health threats to the United States is obesity. It contributes to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, certain cancers, hypertension, liver disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, respiratory conditions ...
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One in three children aged six to nine in Europe overweight or obese – study

The Guardian - ‎21 hours ago‎
One in three children in Europe between the ages of six and nine are either overweight or obese, according to a report that also warns that by 2025 the number of under-fives worldwide who are overweight will have risen from an estimated 41 million now ...

Train menus accused of adding to obesity crisis

The Times (subscription) - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Rail companies are contributing to Scotland's obesity crisis by failing to provide enough healthy options for passengers, campaigners claim.

Obesity, knee osteoarthritis, and polypathology: factors favoring weight loss in older people

Dove Medical Press - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Findings: Participants understood obesity as a risk factor for health problems and stigma. They believed that the cause of obesity was multifactorial and criticized health professionals for labeling them as “obese” and for assigning a moral value to ...
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New AACE Guidelines Aim for 'Real-World' Obesity Management

Medscape - ‎May 26, 2016‎
ORLANDO, Florida - New evidence-based obesity-management guidelines from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) recommend approaching obesity as a chronic medical condition, with the focus firmly on improving patient health ...