Nearly 5 Million American Kids Are Obese, New Study Finds

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 -- America's child obesity epidemic shows no signs of shrinking. About 4.8 million American kids aged 10 to 17 -- just over 15% -- were obese in 2017-2018, according to a new report. " These new data show that this challenge...
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Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Trends in Endocrinology &MetabolismAuthor(s): Carina Bodden, Anthony J. Hannan, Amy C. ReicheltGlobally, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. The rapidly increasing numbers of overweight people can be traced back to overconsumption of energy-dense, poor-quality foods as well as physical inactivity. This development has far-reaching and costly implications. Not only is obesity associated with serious physiological and psychological complications, but mounting evidence also indicates a ripple effect through generations via epigenetic changes. Parental obesit...
Source: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Obesity has reached worldwide epidemic proportions, adversely impacting health on a global scale. Overweight and obesity adversely impact cardiac structure and function, affecting systolic and diastolic ventricular function. Studies and meta-analyses have documented an obesity paradox in large heart failure cohorts, where overweight and obese individuals with established heart failure have a better short- and medium-term prognosis compared with lean patients; this relationship is strongly impacted by level of cardiorespiratory fitness. There are implications for therapies aimed at increasing lean and muscle mass, and weigh...
Source: Heart Failure Clinics - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2019Source: Journal of Transport &Health, Volume 15Author(s): Lake Sagaris, Daniel LanfrancoAbstractAn abundant literature has examined the usefulness of “safe routes to school” programs to increase active transport (mainly walking and cycling) and with it levels of physical activity, hence health. To date, these have been applied mainly in the Global North, where they are supported by national networks and government.Conditions in developing countries differ. While the obesity epidemic is rife, the sustainability trio of walk-bike-bus/Metro account for high percentages (66% or mo...
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Stephen T. HigginsAbstractThis Special Issue of Preventive Medicine (PM) is the 6th in a series on behavior change, health, and health disparities. This is a topic of critical importance to improving U.S. population health. There is broad consensus that personal behavior patterns or lifestyle such as substance abuse, physical inactivity/obesity, and non-adherence with medical regimens are among the most important modifiable causes of chronic disease, premature death and population health. Hence, effectively promoting health-related beha...
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2019Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Reviews on CancerAuthor(s): Silvano Paternoster, Marco FalascaAbstractPancreatic cancer is one of the leading determinants of global cancer mortality, and its incidence is predicted to increase, to become in 2030 the second most common cause of cancer-related death. Obesity and diabetes are recognized risk factors for the development of pancreatic cancer. In the last few decades an epidemic of diabetes and obesity has been spreading worldwide, forewarning an increase in incidence of pancreatic cancer. This review considers the m...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Reviews on Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
BRITAIN'S obesity crisis is now so bad that it could bankrupt the NHS, experts have warned.
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The epidemiology of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is progressively evolving impacting the type of patients with IBD we will see in clinical practice. In this review, we discuss specific challenges and solutions in the management of (a) obese, (b) older and (c) obstetric (pregnant) patients with IBD. With the global obesity epidemic, almost one in three patients with IBD are obese. Obesity is associated with greater difficulty in achieving remission, higher risk of disease relapse and higher burden and costs of hospitalization in patients with IBD.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
This article reviews the most updated information about NAFLD-related HCC and provides some insight into strategies that must be considered to reduce its potential disease burden.
Source: Hepatology International - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
Obesity is an epidemic, especially in developed countries. This affects the general health of these patients, especially when they are having a major surgical procedure such as total hip arthroplasty (THA). Several articles have described the effects of obesity on THA with varying conclusions. This meta-analysis aims to compare the outcomes, complications, and peri-operative parameters of THA in the obese (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) vs non-obese (BMI
Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
Background.Obesity is an epidemic, especially in developed countries. This affects the general health of these patients, especially when they are having a major surgical procedure such as total hip arthroplasty (THA). Several articles have described the effects of obesity on THA with varying conclusions. This meta-analysis aims to compare the outcomes, complications, and peri-operative parameters of THA in the obese (BMI ≥30kg/m2) versus non-obese (BMI
Source: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Source Type: research
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