Overweight And Obesity Linked To Nearly 500 000 New Cancers In 2012 Worldwide

Bottom Line: Excess body weight causes around 481 000 new cancer cases a year in adults—or 3.6% of cancers worldwide—new estimates published in The Lancet Oncology suggest. The burden is far higher in more developed countries, with almost two-thirds (64%) of these obesity-related cancers occurring in North America and Europe. Full Study:  Based on the … Continue reading Overweight And Obesity Linked To Nearly 500 000 New Cancers In 2012 Worldwide

Analysis Examines Genetic Obesity Susceptibility, Association with Body Size in Kids

Bottom Line: A review of medical literature appears to confirm an association between genetic obesity susceptibility and postnatal gains in infant weight and length, as well as showing associations with both fat mass and lean mass in infancy and early childhood. Author: Cathy E. Elks, Ph.D., of the Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, University of … Continue reading Analysis Examines Genetic Obesity Susceptibility, Association with Body Size in Kids

Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Before Age 2 Associated with Obesity Risk

Bottom Line: The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics by children before the age of 24 months was associated with increased risk of obesity in early childhood. Author: L. Charles Bailey, M.D., Ph.D., of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and colleagues. Background: Obesity is a major public health problem. Previous research suggests intestinal microflora may be associated … Continue reading Use of Broad-Spectrum Antibiotics Before Age 2 Associated with Obesity Risk

Rise in Obesity is a Substantial Contributor to Increased Prevalence of Diabetes

Bottom Line: An increase in body mass index (BMI) over time is the most important factor contributing to the observed increase in diabetes prevalence since 1976, according to a study being published in Annals of Internal Medicine . Diabetes: Diabetes is one of the most common and costly chronic disorders in the United States. Methodology: Researchers analyzed … Continue reading Rise in Obesity is a Substantial Contributor to Increased Prevalence of Diabetes

Divorce may be Linked to Higher Risk of Overweight/Obesity Among Kids Involved

Bottom Line: Divorce may be linked to a higher risk of overweight and obesity among children affected by the marital split, suggests research published in the online journal BMJ Open. Boys may be especially prone to excess weight gain, the findings indicate. Bases of Findings: The researchers base their findings on a nationally representative sample of more … Continue reading Divorce may be Linked to Higher Risk of Overweight/Obesity Among Kids Involved

Depression With Atypical Features Associated With Obesity

Bottom Line: Major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical features (including mood reactivity where people can feel better when positive things happen in life, increased appetite or weight gain) appears to be associated with obesity. Authors: Aurélie M. Lasserre, M.D., of Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, and colleagues.  Background: MDD has tremendous public health impact worldwide. Obesity … Continue reading Depression With Atypical Features Associated With Obesity

No Sign of ‘Obesity Paradox’ in Obese Patients with Stroke

Bottom Line: Researchers found no evidence of an “obesity paradox” (some studies have suggested overweight or obese patients have lower mortality rates than underweight or normal weight patients) inpatients with stroke. Author: Christian Dehlendorff, M.S., Ph.D., of the Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues. Background: Obesity often is associated with increased health related complications and death. But some studies have suggested … Continue reading No Sign of ‘Obesity Paradox’ in Obese Patients with Stroke

No Country has Witnessed a Significant Decline in Obesity Prevalence Over Past Three Decades

Bottom Line:  Worldwide, there has been a startling increase in rates of obesity and overweight in both adults (28% increase) and children (up by 47%) in the past 33 years, with the number of overweight and obese people rising from 857 million in 1980 to 2.1 billion in 2013, according to a major new analysis … Continue reading No Country has Witnessed a Significant Decline in Obesity Prevalence Over Past Three Decades

Obesity to Top Smoking as Most Common Risk for Heart Disease in Canada

By 2015, obesity is projected to overtake smoking as the most common risk for heart disease in Canada, according to a study published today in CMAJ Open.The article also states that the overall risk of heart disease is set to decrease slightly over the next seven years. Although heart disease is a leading cause of death … Continue reading Obesity to Top Smoking as Most Common Risk for Heart Disease in Canada

Weight Gain in Children Occurs After Tonsil Removal, Not Linked to Obesity

Bottom Line:  Weight gain in children Effective They Have Their tonsils removed (adenotonsillectomy) Have you OCCURS Primarily in children are smaller and younger at the time of the surgery, and weight gain linked with Was Not Increased rates of obesity.  Authors:  Josephine A. Czechowicz, MD, and Kay W. Chang, MD, of the Stanford University School … Continue reading Weight Gain in Children Occurs After Tonsil Removal, Not Linked to Obesity