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20% of America's 4 year olds are obese by rebeccasubbiah Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 23 Apr 2009 12:53am http://www.diabetesincontrol.com/results.php?storyarticle=6644 In a study of 8550 children nationwide it was found that 20% of American 4 year olds are obese, thats a BMI over the 95th percentile or a BMI of 18. This sets them up for multiple health risks in later life such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol and more. Thi ... Read on »
Obesity May Shorten Lives by Almost 4 Years by Medline Plus Posted Thu 16 Jan 2014 4:00pm And obese middle-aged people die an average of more than 7 years sooner, U.S. statistics show Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Obesity Read on »
Osteoarthritis and Obesity Can Shave 3.5 Years of Healthy Life by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 29 Mar 2011 9:00am Harvard Medical School conducted a study that showed that close to 40% of elderly Americans are obese or have osteoarthritis of the knee, or both, which, on average, eliminates 3.5 years of a positive quality of life. Researchers found that about 33% are obese and do not have osteoarthritis—and can lose almost 2.5 healthy, pain-free life-y ... Read on »
America Is More Obese Now Than 4 Years Ago by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 26 Oct 2012 4:51pm From a local ABC affiliate….. The weather is transitioning; the beautiful orange and red leaves color Upstate, New York as North Country folk start putting on their sweaters. One may think that cold weather would deter people from exercising and that obesity might be higher in cold weather states. However, the “hibernating bear” that only e ... Read on »
Obese kids have arteries like 45-year-olds -study by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 13 Nov 2008 3:54am "We found that the state of the arteries of these children is more typical of a 45-year-old than of someone their own age." "The arteries of many obese children and teenagers are as thick and stiff as those of 45-year-olds, a sign that such children could have severe cardiovascular disease at a much younger age than their parents unless ... Read on »
Prayers Needed For My Obesity-Battling Brother Kevin, Given One Year To Live by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 3:02pm Are these the final days of my brother Kevin's life? My heart is very heavy and saddened today with even more grim news about my only full-blooded brother named Kevin. I just blogged about him two weeks ago with an update on his weight and health , but I received some news this week that doesn't sound good at all. The ... Read on »
86% Overweight and Obese by the year 2030 by Jayson H. Registered Dietician Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 3:40pm   That’s right.    By the year 2030 86% of Americans could be overweight or obese by the year 2030.   Currently Americans are at almost 67% so in 21 years the overweight epidemic will rise another 20%.    That is very sad and inexcusable.   Do you realize that health care spending could ring in at $957 billion d ... Read on »
Medical Care for Obese $1400 extra per year by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Jul 2009 10:15pm Conventional Wisdom: I can’t believe it!  Obese individuals are causing the collapse of our healthcare system.  According toa report I saw in the AP, obese individuals cost us $1400 more per year in additional medical costs.  Let’s get them on the biggest loser and save our health care system! The question is, does obesity cause sickness.  The ... Read on »
Sesame Street 40th year celebration and childhood obesity by Angela M. Fals, MD, FAAP Medical Doctor Posted Thu 05 Nov 2009 10:01pm Don't miss the upcoming 40th year anniversary celebration ofSesame Street  -- November 10, 2009! Over the years and several generations,  Sesame Street  has become a household name particularly in those with young ones.  It has brought many good things to kids, particularly in the language and counting education, even adding in Spanish ... Read on »
Years of life lost due to obesity? Can that be right? by franklinb Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 12:00am Article from BistroMD Gourmet Food Diet Program With two out of three Americans being overweight, we are getting more aware about the numerous ways that carrying excess weight can negatively affect health and diminish quality of life. But you may not have heard the hard facts about how overweight andobesity can diminish y ... Read on »