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Should Obese People Buy Two Airline Tickets? by Brett - Sheer Balance Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 Nov 2009 10:02pm 1 Comment by Brett Blumenthal On November 20th, the Canadian Supreme Court ruled that obese people have the right to two seats for the price of one on flights within Canada.  Apparently, an appeal made by Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz and WestJet was declined and as a result, the one-person-one-fare-two seat policy will go into effect January 2009.  The p ... Read on »
Diabetes + Obesity + High Blood Pressure = More Strokes In Young People by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Wed 10 Oct 2012 6:12pm From Med City News….. Strokes are most common in old age, but new research suggests that lifestyle is putting young people increasingly at risk for stroke too. In a study of two U.S. states, researchers found the rate of strokes among adults younger than 55 nearly doubled between 1993 and 2005. Among whites ages 20 to 54, the rate r ... Read on »
Obese People Miss Work More by Connie Bennett Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 18 Dec 2008 8:14pm Obese employees miss more work, and they have much higher weight-related medical expenses than folks who maintain a health weight, a study of 20,000 employees reveals. In fact, an obese person 30 or more pounds over a healthy weight has to pay an additional $460 to $2,500 per person on medical bills. See's interesting post ... Read on »
Not all obese people are unhealthy, just most. by Bently R. Patient Expert Posted Sun 07 Sep 2008 2:22am Scanning through blog after blog, a common theme floods the month of August. Several entries appear to cite this article or some other article that follows the same story. I read through the article and the wording throughout struck me to be quite odd. In the study, about 51 percent of overweight adults, or roughly 36 million people na ... Read on »
How Is Obesity Paradox Related to People with Heart Disease? by Ng Peng Hock Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Nov 2008 7:18am As there are about 65 percent of Americans are either obese or overweight, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have in fact classified obesity as an epidemic in the United States. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), obesity costs Americans more than $ ... Read on »
CT Scans Deliver More Radiation to Obese People: Study by HealthFinder Posted Fri 13 Apr 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink However, risk of side effects might not rise, expert says. By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
This Is Your Brain On Obesity: Why Overweight People Have A Harder Time Thinking by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Oct 2012 10:52am From Bliss Tree….. OK, this is interesting. A new research study suggests that people who are obese have dramatically different functioning brains–so much so that this could account for poor eating decisions and impulse control when it comes to putting down the chips and ice cream. But can we really blame our brains for over-eating? Pre ... Read on »
Poor Obese People Fail To Get Surgery by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 09 Dec 2012 8:11am From Your Health Journal…..”The article in this summary comes from Australia. It is stating how individuals with lower incomes have a harder times affording weight loss surgery. For many, the results of this study are obvious, as many lower income individuals cannot afford many things that higher incomes households can afford. In this partic ... Read on »
Lower Health Insurance Premiums Encourage Obese People to Exercise by A4M Posted Mon 17 Jun 2013 10:07pm Posted on June 14, 2013, 6 a.m. in Weight and Obesity Exercise A health insurance scheme to encourage obese people to get active has been hailed as a success. ... Read on »
The Obesity Paradox: Do overweight people live longer? by Jason S. Patient Expert Posted Sun 06 Oct 2013 12:00am According to a study by Flegal and co-authors , the answer is yes.  The study conducts a systematic review and meta-analysis and finds found that individuals who are overweight live longer than those who are healthy weighted.  On the other hand, severely obese individuals live less.  The hazard ratios (i.e., probability of death in period t ... Read on »