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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 »
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 »
The importance of proteins for people who suffer from obesity by JeremyH Posted Sun 16 Mar 2014 1:35pm Obesity is really an increasing health concern for more and more people. Sometimes it can be difficult for a person who suffers from obesity to determine how to eat, and all because of the myriad of the diet plans that can be found on the market these days, that promise to help in losing excess weight. The importance of proteins can usually be ov ... 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 »
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 Worldhealth.net 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 »
Strokes Increasing in Younger People Due to Obesity and High Cholesterol by Bruce Friedman Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Sep 2011 12:00am I had never thought about this idea before but the growing incidence of risk factors such as high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension among the young will inexorably lead to an increased number of strokes in this age cohort. Here's an article about this topic (see: CDC: Strokes rising among younger ages ). Below is an ex ... Read on »
Obesity associated with Brain Degeneration among Older People by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 01 Sep 2009 4:20pm New research from University of California, Los Angeles reveals that older obese people have brains that appear 16 years older than their peers who are of a healthy weight. Researchers examined the brains of 94 individuals aged 70-79. Overweight seniors had roughly 4% less brain tissue, and their brains aged prematurely by eight years. Meanwhi ... Read on »
Obese people should eat less, says Lord McColl. Wrong! by Ron Patient Expert Posted Sun 09 Oct 2011 12:25pm This from BBC Democracy Live :- “Obese people should eat less, says Tory peer  Obesity is the worst epidemic to affect the UK for 100 years and the only solution is for people to eat less, a former surgeon has said.  Conservative peer Lord McColl of Dulwich said politicians refused to admit that the cause of obesity was over-eating ... Read on »