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- Gastric Bypass Improves Diabetes and Hypertension. Sadovsky, Richard // American Family Physician;2/15/2004, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p979
Provides information on surgery for morbid obesity. Health risk factors of obesity; Definition of morbid obese persons; Characteristics of patients suggested to undergo surgery.
- Detecting overweight children in primary care: Do national data reflect the typical urban practice? Sutu, Elena; Crespo, Carlos J.; Shine, Barbara; Doshi, Anita; Quattrin, Teresa // Journal of Family Practice;Nov2006, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p976
The article presents a study which aims to obtain data about the feasibility of detecting risk for overweight and overweight in infants and young children seen for well-child visits based on pediatricians' standard practice, to compare these estimates with the national data, and to compare the...
- Impact of Obesity and Bariatric Surgery on Survival. Christou, Nicolas // World Journal of Surgery;Oct2009, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p2022
Bariatric surgery is the only reliable treatment that offers sustained, long-term weight loss. This results in cure or improvement in almost all of the obesity-associated diseases and translates into reduction in the relative risk of death or increased longevity of the operated morbidly obese...
- Why We're Losing the War Against Obesity. Witt, Louise // American Demographics;Dec2003/Jan2004, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p26
Focuses on the obesity problem in the U.S. Prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents; Efforts of the U.S. government to address the obesity problem; Information on the medical costs attributed to diseases caused by obesity.
- Obesity: diagnosis and prescription for action in the English-speaking Caribbean. Fraser, Henry S. // Revista Panamericana de Salud P�blica;May2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p336
Provides information on a study which briefly outlined the dimensions of the problem of obesity in the English-speaking Caribbean. Major causes; Cost of being an obese person; Prevention of the condition.
- Over half UK population obese by 2050. // Food Engineering & Ingredients;Nov2007, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p39
The article presents information on the estimated increase of the obese population in Great Britain. The British Government Office for Science project entitled, "Tackling Obesities: Future Choices," has predicted the possible increase of obese population by 2050. The project states that there...
- Clinical: Clinical Review - Obesity. Aditya, Bhandari Sumer; Wilding, John PH // GP: General Practitioner;11/6/2009, p35
The article presents information on the prevalence of obesity, which is the rapidly, reaching epidemic proportions. It mentions that obesity is the most common disorder of childhood and adolescence and in England by 2050, if the current trend continues, 60 percent of adult males, 50 percent of...
- Weight cycling of athletes and subsequent weight gain in middleage. Saarni, S. E.; Rissanen, A.; Sarna, S.; Koskenvuo, M.; Kaprio, J. // International Journal of Obesity;Nov2006, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p1639
Objective:To study the effects of repeated cycles of weight loss and regain as young adults on long-term weight development.Design:A follow-up study with questionnaires in 1985, 1995 and 2001.Setting:Finland.Subjects:A national cohort of 1838 male elite athletes who had represented Finland in...
- Measured Weights in PEI Adults Reveal Higher Than Expected Obesity Rates. MacLellan, Debbie L.; Taylor, Jennifer P.; Van Til, Linda; Sweet, Lamont // Canadian Journal of Public Health;May/Jun2004, Vol. 95 Issue 3, p174
Background: The increasing prevalence of obesity and overweight in Canada is a significant health concern. Unfortunately, we know very little about the actual weight status and associated health risks in our population since most surveys use only self reported body weights and heights and...