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Older obese adults can benefit from moderate exercise

Source: Science Daily

Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Waist-to-height ratio more accurate than BMI in identifying obesity, new study shows

Source: Science Daily

Calculating a person's waist-to-height ratio is the most accurate and efficient way of identifying whether or not they are at risk of obesity in clinical practice, a new study by Leeds Beckett University shows.

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A Bariatric Surgery Success Story | Suncoast View

Source: MySuncoast

For some, Bariatric surgery means a new life that previously seemed impossible. Dr. Joseph Chebli from Gulf Coast Medical Group shows the results from a local success story!

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Overweight/obese people with diabetes at increased risk of brain abnormalities

Source: Science Daily

Overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants, research indicates.

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Obese women less likely to suffer from dangerous preeclampsia complications

Source: Science Daily

Despite having higher rates of preeclampsia, a dangerous high-blood pressure disorder of late pregnancy, obese women may be less than half as likely to suffer strokes, seizures, and other serious complications of the disorder.

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Weight history over time shows higher risk of death for overweight, obese people

Source: Science Newsline

People who are obese or overweight at some point in their adult lives have an elevated risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer and other causes, according to a new study by researchers from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) and the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health.

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Study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity

Source: Science Daily

Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the U.S. A new literature review published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS) identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement (TKR) outcomes in patients with obesity.

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Couples with obesity may take longer to achieve pregnancy, study suggests

Source: NICHD

Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

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Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells

Source: Science Daily

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research.

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