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Obesity is a health hazard

Obesity is a health hazard

The trouble with obesity is that it leads to a myriad of health issues including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke, type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems (such as sleep apnea), colon cancer, breast and endometrial cancer, gallbladder cancer, joint problems and pregnancy complications. [1] Someone with a BMI of 40% or more is [...]

August 14, 2012 Susan Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Obesity is a health hazard

Obesity-related illnesses rarely come alone.

Obesity-related illnesses rarely come alone.

In the United States, we’re well acquainted with obesity. According to the Center For Disease Control, in 2010, more than one third of Americans were obese, including men, women and children. Is obese the same as overweight? Obesity is graded according to an equation that measures a person’s weight in relation his or her height [...]

August 13, 2012 Susan Obesity and related diseases Comments Off on Obesity-related illnesses rarely come alone.

Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle

It’s the beginning of a new year, and Oprah Winfrey, like many others across the country, has made it a goal to lose weight this year. In a recent U.S. News and World Report article, Katherine Hobson talks about the nine lessons she picked up from Oprah’s “weight-battle defeat,” which the popular talk show host [...]

January 14, 2009 Susan Obesity and related diseases, Thyroid Screens Comments Off on Thyroid test may be the first step in winning the weight battle