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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0046.
Inconsistent access to food in low-income households may contribute to weight gain
The risk to women of weight gain over time is increased when access to food is uncertain or inconsistent. Women in food-insecure households were approximately 50 percent more likely to be obese and to gain at least 10 pounds in one year, compared with women in fully food-secure households.
Poor adolescents more likely to be overweight today than 30 years ago
The percentage of adolescents aged 15-17 who are overweight today is about 50 percent higher in families below the poverty line in comparison to those at or above it. This trend was not present in the 1970s and 1980s.
Sleeping less linked to weight gain
Women who sleep 5 hours or less per night weigh more on average than those who sleep 7 hours
'Healthy' foods a pitfall for dieters
Products marketed as wholesome often loaded with calories
Procedures beat meds to help patients fight obesity, GERD
Upper gastrointestinal surgical procedures to treat conditions like gastroesophageal reflux disease and obesity are becoming popular options, but the medical community still debates the effectiveness and safety of the procedures.
Cultural approach is key to tackling obesity
Culture plays a significant role in how women perceive obesity in terms of both appearance and health.
Some people would give life or limb not to be fat
Nearly half of the people responding to an online survey about obesity said they would give up a year of their life rather than be fat.
For elderly, extra pounds may lower mortality rates
People in their 80s and 90s who were overweight by BMI standards (25 to 29.9 range) had lower mortality rates than those who were in the normal range (18.5 to 24.9). The findings suggest that the BMI scale, which applies to all adults, may not be appropriate for the elderly and should be age-adjusted.
Advice for overweight moms: Lose weight before getting pregnant a second time
Heavy moms have big babies, so work your way back to your normal weight before you have a second baby
Obesity makes labor tougher on women
New Saint Louis University research shows labor can be longer and tougher for pregnant women who are obese.
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