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Improved Recovery In Patients Who Exercised Prior To Stroke

Study Finds Overweight Youth Are Twice As Likely To Have Overweight Friends

New Obesity Data Shows Blacks Have The Highest Rates Of Obesity

Risk Of Complications In Pregnancy Increased By Obesity, Study Shows

New Study Shows Morbidly Obese Workforce Has Higher Prevalence Of 100+ Diseases And Conditions

Workers with morbid obesity have a significantly higher prevalence of more than 100 diseases and conditions than other employees, and those that had bariatric surgery reduced the prevalence of one-quarter of the diseases studied, according to a study of large employers in the February edition of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal on employee health issues.

Serum PSA Hemodilution Among Obese Men Undergoing Screening In The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, And Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial

UroToday.com - This study reported in Cancer, Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention used the same Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) database as that by Andriole and colleagues in the NEJM article recently covered in Urotoday1. It is previously proposed that PSA levels in obese men could be due to hemodilution secondary to increased circulating blood volume. This study evaluated that phenomenon among 38,349 men randomized to the screened group of PLCO.

Study Explains Association Between Depression And Cardiovascular Disease

Numerous studies have shown that depression is associated with an increased risk of heart disease, but exactly how has never been clear. Now, researchers at Rush University Medical Center have shown that depression is linked with the accumulation of visceral fat, the kind of fat packed between internal organs at the waistline, which has long been known to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

News From The Journal Of The National Cancer Institute, April 28 2009

Designing a Randomized Controlled Trial for Physical Activity, Weight Control, and Breast Cancer Risk Researchers describe the rationale and a possible design for randomized controlled trials that test the impact of physical activity and weight control on breast cancer risk.

Treatment Hope Offered By New Insight Into Addictive Behavior

Addictive behaviour is determined by conscious, rapid thought processes, not necessarily by the content of visual stimuli as previously thought according to research funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

ECO 2009 The 17th European Congress On Obesity

Only about a week left before Europe''s premier obesity conference Visit: http://www.easo.org/eco2009/press.htm for details of how to register to attend Wednesday 6 May to Saturday 9 May 2009 RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (http://www.rai.

Pharmacists Should Be On High Alert When Selling Orlistat, Says Society

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain is reiterating to pharmacists the need to adhere to its practice guidance regarding the sale of orlistat, a drug which can only be sold to patients who have undergone a consultation, and who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 28 or higher. The emphasis on the Society''s practice guidance follows two Sunday newspapers reporting cases of pharmacies not complying with regulations around the sale of the drug.

Let’s Get Cooking Wins Prestigious Health Accolade

Obesity and the public''s diet habits are never far from the news and, with this in mind, leading public health charity, The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has today endorsed Let''s Get Cooking - the national network of cooking clubs teaching children and their families how to cook good, healthy food. Healthy eating is a familiar phrase, but the ability to prepare healthy, nutritious meals is a dying skill.

Parents Should ‘Take Immediate Action’ To Address Obesity Among Young Children, Editorial States

"All parents, regardless of race, should be alarmed" by the recent finding that "[m]ore than half a million 4-year-olds are obese, and [that] the numbers are even more startling among children of color," a Philadelphia Inquirer editorial states (Philadelphia Inquirer, 4/25).

Reducing Health Risks For Women And Children

Diet and nutrition counseling for virtually all overweight and obese women of childbearing age can reduce health risks associated with excess weight for mothers and children alike, according to a newly released position paper from the American Dietetic Association and the American Society of Nutrition.