The incidence of co-morbidities related to obesity and overweight: A systematic review and meta-analysis
- fat. Graves, Ginny // Health (Time Inc.);May2009, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p108
The article discusses the outbreak of obesity in the U.S. It states that two-thirds of American adults including 65 million women are obese showing an increase of 10 percent in a decade. It mentions that the reason for the growing fat epidemic is that people do not consider it as...
- Challenges and strategies: weight management in type 2 diabetes. Holt, Paula // British Journal of Community Nursing;Sep2006, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p376
This article examines the link between obesity and type 2 diabetes and discusses some of the challenges health-care professionals face in helping people with diabetes achieve and maintain a healthy weight. Increasing numbers of people in both developed and developing countries are being...
- Waist watch. // GP: General Practitioner;5/3/2004, p14
Vice chairman of the National Obesity Forum (NOF) Dr. David Haslam is helping to launch the NOF's Waist Watch Action Campaign. The campaign is aiming to raise awareness of the fact that having a greater waist than normal increases the risk of diabetes, hypertension and CHD.
- Progressive Reduction in Body Weight with Pramlintide Therapy in Obese Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Treated with Diet and Exercise and/or Metformin. Edelman, Steve; Lush, Cameron; Kesty, Nicole; Burns, Colleen; Weyer, Christian; Frias, Juan // Diabetes;Jun2007 Supplement 1, Vol. 56, pA461
Pramlintide (PRAM), an analog of the Î²-cell hormone amylin, has several clinical effects relevant to obesity, including meal-related satiation, reduced food intake, and weight loss. We previously reported that 16-wk PRAM treatment resulted in a placebo (PBO)-corrected change in body weight...
- The Physiology of Obesity. Montague, Mamie C. // ABNF Journal;May/Jun2003, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p56
Overweight and obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. More than 61 percent of Americans aged 20 years and older are overweight and one-fourth of American adults are obese (an estimated 97 million), putting them at serious risk for poor health (DHHS, 2001). Yet, trends...
- Obesity crisis as the nation goes from fat to worse. Carey, Dorothy; Robotham, Julie // Nutridate;Mar2004, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p8
Reports on the obesity crisis in Australia as of March 2004. Comparison on the obese population from 1989-1995 and 1995-2001; Percentage of men aged 60-69 that were considered morbidly obese in 2001; Body mass index of a morbidly obese person.
- 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.
- Patient Characteristics, Health Status, and Health-related Behaviors Associated with Obesity. Taira, Deborah A.; Gronley, Krista; Chung, Richard // Hawaii Medical Journal;May2004, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p150
The objective of this study was to identity factors associated with obesity and to examine the health habits of the obese and non-obese. In this study of over 44,000 insured individuals, obesity rates increased with age until age 65 and were highest among members of Samoan ancestry Because the...
- Gender, Marital Status, and Body Weight in Older U.S. Adults. Sobal, Jeffery; Rauschenbach, Barbara S. // Gender Issues;Summer2003, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p75
Marital terminations are life transitions that may lead to changes in diet, activity, and body weight. This investigation examined how marital status was associated with relative body weight, underweight, overweight, and obesity among men and women in the United States using cross-sectional...