All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘overweight’

Sleep Apnea May Contribute to Diabetes Complications

Last summer, the Department of Veterans Affairs was tasked with a strange goal. The VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation asked the VA to find ways to address the epidemic that was claims being filed for those veterans suffering from sleep apnea. When one looks at the numbers of those claiming to be a victim of sleep apnea, one can …

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Obesity Study Shows Need for Early Intervention

It is no longer a disputed fact as to whether or not obesity is an epidemic, especially here in the United States. Obesity rates in children have doubled over the past 30 years, while obesity rates in adolescents have tripled. In 2013, the CDC reports that over 1/3 of US adults are currently obese. Despite acknowledging the issues, scientists have …

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Kandi Burruss Shows Off Body After Fat Comments

The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars have been known for their continuous drama. However, when Kenya Moore made her latest comment on Kandi Burruss’ weight, Kandi decided to take it upon herself to prove that she has a sexy body, with a series of photos on Instagram. During the December 22 episode, the wives took a mini vacation to a …

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Woman Plans to Give Overweight Kids Letters Instead of Candy for Halloween

It looks like Halloween has its very own Grinch. A woman in Fargo, North Dakota plans to give children she considers overweight letters telling them they don’t need sweets instead of candy when they knock on her door on Halloween. “I just want to send a message to the parents of kids that are really overweight…I think it’s just really …

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Weight Loss Through Aerobics More Effective Than Resistance Training, Shows Study

A new study shows that aerobic exercises are more effective at burning fat than resistance training or a combination of resistance and aerobic training. The study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, analyzed the body composition of overweight or obese adults without diabetes who took on one of three different exercise regimins. The researchers state that it is the …

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Obesity Drug Qsymia Approved by the FDA

Obesity drug Qsymia, which is manufactured by California pharmaceutical company Vivus, has been cleared for consumption by the masses. This marks the second weight-loss drug to get the stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration in just under two months. Although the pills are supposed to be an effective way for people to shed pounds, some doctors have …

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Weight of the World Has Been Officially Calculated

The weight of the world may sound like an impossible equation to calculate, but researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine have determined that the weight of the human species totals roughly 3.5 million tons, or, if you prefer, 3.9 million metric tons. Unfortunately for those of us living in the United States, we’re once again considered …

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