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Category Archives: Obesity

Obesity – Symptoms and causes – Mayo Clinic


Posted: December 11, 2017 at 11:41 am

Overview Obesity is a complex disorder involving an excessive amount of body fat. Continue reading

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Obesity – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Complications …


Posted: November 1, 2017 at 3:46 am

“Few die of hunger. Many die of eating.” – Benjamin Franklin Advertisement The obesity facts worldwide are startling The terms “overweight” and “obesity” refer to body weight thats greater than what is considered healthy for a certain height Continue reading

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Obesity Facts, and When to Seek Help – webmd.com


Posted: October 13, 2017 at 9:56 pm

If doctors tell you you’re obese, they’re not trying to make you feel bad. They’re using a specific medical term — obesity — to talk with you about your weight. The word “obesity” means too much body fat. Continue reading

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CDC Data Show Obesity Among US Adults Remains High – AAFP News


Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Among findings seen in state and territory data drawn from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) in 2016 was that more than 20 percent of adults in all states had obesity, with numbers ranging from 22.3 percent in Colorado to 37.7 percent in West Virginia. Continue reading

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West Virginia leads nation in obesity rates – The Montgomery Herald


Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

West Virginia now leads the nation in adult obesity rates. The State of Obesity, an annual report published by Trust for Americas Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, reports 37.7 percent of adults in West Virginia are obese Continue reading

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Connection Between Sleep And Obesity Is Enigmatic – American Council on Science and Health


Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

OK, sleep is important we get that. None of us functions very well when seriously sleep-deprived Continue reading

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Study: Nearly 32 percent of NC residents obese | Local News … – Winston-Salem Journal


Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

The number of adult North Carolinians considered obese has taken an upward turn after remaining relatively unchanged the past seven years. Continue reading

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Rare obesity disease player Rhythm Pharma sets out in search of a $115M IPO windfall – Endpoints News


Posted: September 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm

Keith Gottesdiener A year after the team at Boston-based Rhythm Pharmaceuticals posted some compelling but limited Phase II data on its lead rare disease drug, the biotech is joining the queue to get onto Nasdaq with an IPO designed to raise around $115 million. Already armed with the FDAs breakthrough therapy title for setmelanotide, Rhythm is pitching the potential for its MC4R agonist for the treatment of rare genetic disorders of obesity though Phase II included only two patients. And its out to sell investors on its rapid transition into Phase III studies for POMC deficiency obesity and LepR deficiency obesity while rolling out new Phase II trials to broaden its impact. Continue reading

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Disease of Obesity – American Society for Metabolic and …


Posted: September 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Defining Obesity Obesity is no longer considered a cosmetic issue that is caused by overeating and a lack of self-control. The World Health Organization (W.H.O.), along with National and International medical and scientific societies, now recognize obesity as a chronic progressivedisease resulting from multiple environmental and genetic factors. The disease of obesity is extremely costly not only in terms of economics, but also in terms of individual and societal health, longevity, and psychological well-being. Continue reading

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Obesity epidemic at new high, costs $150B a year, hurts …


Posted: September 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Americans continue to get fatter and it’s delivering a huge blow to the country, both in higher health care costs and undercutting military recruiting, according to a huge new study. The 14th annual State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation bluntly reported that 70 percent of the nation is obese or overweight. And while the rate of obesity growth is leveling off, the costs aren’t. Continue reading

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