Childhood obesity 10 times higher than 1970s

The World Health Organization is warning of serious physical and psychological consequences from the alarming rise in obesity rates. CBS News' Teri Okita reports.
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We report a case of a patient with a mechanical obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract caused by asymptomatic balloon rupture and its migration into the jejunum. PMID: 30002764 [PubMed]
Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
Authors: Walędziak M, Różańska-Walędziak A, Kowalewski PK, Paśnik K Abstract Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma is a rare type of biliary tract malignancy, seldom found resectable at diagnosis, the 5-year survival rate depending on the possibility of complete surgical excision. In most cases it is only accidentally found in the early stage. The report presents a case of a 58-year-old obese male patient qualified for laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. During general inspection of the abdominal cavity, a tumor of 10 mm in diameter was found in the second hepatic segment and resected. Final pathology resu...
Source: Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Obesity per se impairs aerobic-hemodynamic responses to exercise. However, MetS in obese young adults negatively impacts overall HRV, parasympathetic activity and HRV complexity. PMID: 30005739 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Autonomic Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Auton Neurosci Source Type: research
We presently forget 98% of everything we experience. That will go away in favor of perfect, controllable, configurable memory. Skills and knowledge will become commodities that can be purchased and installed. We will be able to feel exactly as we wish to feel at any given time. How we perceive the world will be mutable and subject to choice. How we think, the very fundamental basis of the mind, will also be mutable and subject to choice. We will merge with our machines, as Kurzweil puts it. The boundary between mind and computing device, between the individual and his or her tools, will blur. Over the course of the ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality.
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Authors: Krasinska B, Osińska A, Osinski M, Krasinska A, Rzymski P, Tykarski A, Krasiński Z Abstract Introduction: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases remain a leading global cause of death. It has been proven that the use of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) in secondary prevention reduces the CV risk, while the benefits of ASA in primary prevention have recently been debated. The aim of the study was to compare the antiplatelet effect of standardised tomato extract (STE) and ASA in hypertensive patients with high CV risk. Material and methods: The study involved high-risk patients with arterial hypertension (AH) randomly...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
Conclusion: The significant correlations between PAI-1 levels and lipoprotein subfractions indicate the link between PAI-1 and lipid metabolism in obesity. PMID: 30002679 [PubMed]
Source: International Journal of Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Int J Endocrinol Source Type: research
Uterine myomas are common benign monoclonal tumors with extremely low potential for malignancy. They are estimated to be present in up to 70% of women of reproductive age [1], with a higher incidence in obese women and those of African American descent, and when symptomatic, a frequent indication for gynecologic surgery. Although the presence of myomas may be associated with a plethora of symptoms including pelvic pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, infertility/subfertility, and adverse pregnancy outcomes [2], the vast majority of women with uterine fibroids are asymptomatic.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Perspective Source Type: research
Evaluate real-world data on persistence with anti-obesity medications (AOMs) and explore associated patient factors.
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
The current study herein presents a cohort of 66 patients with suspected anastomotic or staple line leakage (ASLL) after bariatric surgery that underwent abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans as part of their diagnostic workup. These 66 patients were a subset of a larger group of 121 patients suspected of ASLL. The remainder of the patients underwent another form of workup including diagnostic laparoscopy, upper GI series, and abdominal ultrasound. With a negative predictive value of 95-97% among the 66 patients undergoing CT scan for suspected ASLL, the authors conclude that a negative CT can be trusted to rule out ASL...
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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