• Texas children now are in a health crisis, with the highest percentage of students with type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease in the history of our state. (texmed.org)
  • Obesity is a major public health concern in the United States and has been linked to many health problems such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep disorders, and breathing problems. (mdtmag.com)
  • TMA will monitor and encourages research on the medical, psychological, and social issues related to obesity to be best informed when making recommendations on prevention and treatment. (texmed.org)
  • TMA supports the need to educate Texas adults and children on the importance of proper diet, nutrition, and physical activity in the prevention and management of obesity. (texmed.org)
  • The BDA Obesity specialist group represents dietitians working in adult and childhood obesity prevention and management, recognising obesity as being a specialist area of dietetic practice. (uk.com)
  • 2002), for example, found in a panel study of adults ages twenty-five to seventy-seven that obesity increased an individual's self-reported likelihood of developing both an upper-body functional limitation (including dressing oneself, reaching for a five-pound object, and gripping) and a lower-body functional limitation (including standing up from a chair, climbing stairs, getting into a car, running errands, and doing light chores). (sutree.com)
  • Alley and Chang (2007) reached similar conclusions in their study of adults ages sixty and older, finding that obesity increased an individual's likelihood of developing at least one functional limitation (defined in the study as a self-reported difficulty or inability to walk onefourth mile, walk up ten stairs, kneel, lift ten pounds, walk between rooms, and stand from a chair). (sutree.com)
  • WASHINGTON - The rate of obesity among adults has increased across 16 states, with no states seeing a drop, according to a new report released by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Since 1995, when data was available for every state, obesity rates have doubled in seven states and increased by at least 90% in 10 others, TFAH and RWJF noted, adding that racial and ethnic minority adults, as well as those who are less educated and make less money, continue to garner the highest overall obesity rates. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Researchers have found several genes that appear to be linked with obesity. (uhhospitals.org)
  • Medically defined as a body mass index (BMI) of thirty or greater,1 obesity is a twofold issue: it has the potential to impact both a person's health and a person's appearance.2 Health researchers have linked obesity to the development of functional limitations in performing physical tasks, which in turn, could affect an individual's ability and willingness to perform physical tasks at work. (sutree.com)
  • Obesity: The Texas Medical Association recognizes obesity as a serious public health problem. (texmed.org)
  • Obesity and the associated medical complications increase health care spending and patient morbidity and mortality. (texmed.org)
  • 7) TMA supports educational and other public health efforts to address obesity. (texmed.org)
  • The Obesity specialist group works to communicate evidence-based standards, support post-registration training in obesity management, contribute to national guidelines, campaign for health improvement, and to develop and foster a network of obesity management professionals. (uk.com)
  • Obesity could be a disability, a European Court of Justice has ruled, reports BBC Health News . (inquisitr.com)
  • Judges said that obesity in itself was not a disability - but if a person had a long-term impairment because of their obesity, then they would be protected by disability legislation," BBC Health News reported. (inquisitr.com)
  • There was a clear tipping point in our national weight gain over the last 20 years, and we can't afford to ignore the impact obesity has on our health and corresponding healthcare spending. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Americans are consuming more healthier foods like fruit, yogurt and bottled water than they did a decade ago, contributing to the stabilization in the country's obesity levels, according to the NPD's 28th annual "Eating Patterns in America Report. (progressivegrocer.com)
  • TMA encourages physicians to become educated and empowered to conduct appropriate assessment and treatment of overweight patients and obesity in their practices and to serve as leaders in their communities and in the policymaking process to improve healthy eating and increased physical activity among our state's children. (texmed.org)
  • FDA-regulated medical devices have also played a role in treating obesity. (mdtmag.com)
  • About 32 million more Americans will become obese by 2030, upping obesity rates to 42 percent of the U.S. population, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (yahoo.com)
  • One study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention observed a decrease in obesity prevalence among low income preschoolers in 19 U.S. states and territories between 2008 and 2011. (ncsl.org)
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) define obesity as a BMI of 30 or higher (find our BMI calculator here ). (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • After decades of increases, the obesity rate among young, low-income children showed a decline in 19 states, according to information from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (edweek.org)
  • There's a huge burden of disease that we can anticipate from the growing obesity in kids," said William H. Dietz, director of the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (washingtonpost.com)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overall obesity rates remain high and prevalence among 2-19 year olds and adults in the United States has not changed significantly between 2003-2004 and 2011-2012. (ncsl.org)
  • Obesity is defined as body mass index (BMI) at or above the 95th percentile of the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention BMI-for-age growth charts. (ncsl.org)
  • SILVER SPRING, Md. , Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The editors of Obesity have announced that four honorees will feature papers at the 8th annual Obesity Journal Symposium at the 38th Annual Meeting of The Obesity Society (TOS) at ObesityWeek® Interactive. (prnewswire.com)
  • The four winners of the 2020 Obesity Journal Symposium competition represent a range of topics, with something to attract most Obesity Society members,' said Obesity Journal Symposium Chair Donna H. Ryan , MD, professor emerita at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System in Baton Rouge. (prnewswire.com)
  • The selected papers also will be featured in a special section of the November 2020 edition of Obesity . (prnewswire.com)
  • TUESDAY, Jan. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Living in a neighborhood with a high rate of obesity might raise the odds that you and your children will become plus-sized, too. (hon.ch)
  • FRIDAY, Dec. 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A modified version of the CRISPR gene-editing technique could help fight obesity without having to alter any genes, a new study in mice suggests. (medicinenet.com)
  • These PowerPoint slides present key data and information on adult obesity in clear, easy to understand charts and graphics. (slideshare.net)
  • These slides should be useful to practitioners and policy makers working to tackle adult obesity at local, regional and national level. (slideshare.net)
  • No state currently has an adult obesity rate of less than 20 percent, but recent research may show signs of progress in young children. (ncsl.org)
  • One hint of good news: the increase in adult obesity appeared to slow starting in 2006. (forbes.com)
  • Adult obesity rates continue their climb, rising from 24.4 per cent of Australians to 28.1 per cent over the four years to 2012. (theage.com.au)
  • Obesity may effectively be contagious. (theweek.com)
  • A few years ago, Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler made a striking discovery about obesity: it spreads from person to person, much like a contagious virus. (wired.com)
  • Obesity is contagious like a virus. (slate.com)
  • Obesity Is 'Socially Contagious,' " said the headline on UCSD's press release . (slate.com)
  • The New York Times ("Study Says Obesity Can Be Contagious") opened its report with the line, "Obesity can spread from person to person, much like a virus. (slate.com)
  • The Los Angeles Times ("Obesity is 'contagious,' study finds") began , "Obesity can spread among a group of friends like a contagious disease," and added that the study showed a "pattern of contagion most often associated with infectious diseases. (slate.com)
  • Obesity is not contagious. (cato.org)
  • Obesity is defined as having a BMI at or above the 95th percentile. (cdc.gov)
  • Obesity in children and adolescents is defined not as an absolute number but in relation to a historical normal group, such that obesity is a BMI greater than the 95th percentile. (wikipedia.org)
  • These risks may increase as the degree of obesity increases. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • The IAEA supports the application of stable isotopes to assess the effect of lifestyle changes on body composition (lean mass and fat mass) and total energy expenditure in order to inform the design and improvement of activities aimed at prevention and control of obesity and related health risks. (iaea.org)
  • Obesity is in your genes, according to a study which found that one in six people inherits a trait which makes them feel less full after eating. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • It said that a study has found six new genes associated with obesity, five of which are active in the brain. (www.nhs.uk)
  • The fact that several of these genes were "highly expressed" in the brain tissue suggests that there may be a role of the brain in predisposing some people to obesity, however exactly how such a predisposition works is not yet clear. (www.nhs.uk)
  • This means that the network is far more predictive of obesity than the presence of genes associated with the condition. (wired.com)
  • Cross off genes, viruses, environment, and imitation, and the only explanatory factor you're left with is, as the paper notes , each person's "perception of the social norms regarding the acceptability of obesity. (slate.com)
  • That's about one-fourth of our entire genome, suggesting that obesity is extremely complex at the genetic level - and because these genes were originally studied for their relationship to conditions other than obesity, that makes the picture even more complicated. (wired.com)
  • He replied, 'I think it makes sense to study obesity genes, but (like everything) it's more complicated than was first thought. (wired.com)
  • But that doesn't mean that studying obesity genes makes no sense. (wired.com)
  • This new technique boosts the activity of certain genes and prevented severe obesity in mice genetically altered to be susceptible to extreme weight gain . (medicinenet.com)
  • These results demonstrate that CRISPRa can be used to up the dosage of genes in diseases that result from a missing copy, providing a potential cure for certain forms of obesity as well as hundreds of other diseases," Matharu added. (medicinenet.com)
  • The latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data from 2003 to 2006 shows that 17.6% of adolescents ages 12-19 have obesity, compared to only 5% in the 1976-1980 survey. (springer.com)
  • It highlights the clinical complications of obesity, while also focusing on the major scientific advances that have highlighted the role of genetics, adipose tissue endocrinology and the environment in the mechanisms and causes of obesity. (springer.com)
  • Genetics can't explain it, since having a fat friend was more likely to predict a person's obesity than having a fat sibling was. (slate.com)
  • Are you looking for the details concerning the relationship between obesity and genetics? (brighthub.com)
  • Though a definite link hasn't been proven, there is still a lot of research being conducted on obesity and genetics so medical science may have more definitive answers in the future. (brighthub.com)
  • Genetics and Food Intake, Body Weight and Obesity. (brighthub.com)
  • In light of that, does it make any sense at all to study obesity genetics? (wired.com)
  • Many scientists believe that in some cases, viruses literally cause obesity. (slate.com)
  • Drugs: Some drugs can cause obesity. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • This note sets out the definition and causes of obesity, the health problems caused by obesity, recent government policy on the issue and related statistics. (parliament.uk)
  • People who carry extra weight around their waist may be more likely to experience health problems caused by obesity than those who carry it in their legs and thighs. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Proponents argue that new scientific understanding has clearly established that obesity is a discrete medical condition that independently affects health. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Earlier this year, Our Changing World featured an interview with University of Otago neuroscientist Christine Jasoni , who is investigating how maternal obesity affects the formation of the baby's brain . (radionz.co.nz)
  • Individual reports are available for all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 10 health topics including Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity . (cdc.gov)
  • The International Journal of Obesity strives to identify novel areas for research into obesity and it appears that gleaning information from "Big Data" data sets holds promise to allow identification of questions for more targeted research as well as to directly answer some questions about obesity. (nature.com)
  • Living in a community where obesity is more common can make sedentary lifestyles, unhealthy eating [and] obesity more socially acceptable," lead author Ashlesha Datar, from the University of Southern California, tells MedicalExpress.com . (theweek.com)
  • I'm an empathetic and supporting voice of reason, who has gone through the hardship of obesity and an unhealthy lifestyle, and is now bringing about healthy change supported by scientific fact. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Obesity is almost always found in the presence of very limited physical activity and/or exercise and a consumption of a surplus of calories, usually of unhealthy foods. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • 2012-09-25T11:59:14-04:00 https://images.c-span.org/Files/f43/308393-m.jpg Retired generals and admirals talked about their concerns over unhealthy options in schools' cafeteria and vending machines, which often contributes to the problem of childhood obesity. (c-span.org)
  • Retired generals and admirals talked about their concerns over unhealthy options in schools' cafeteria and vending machines, which often contributes to the problem of childhood obesity. (c-span.org)
  • Obesity can also affect your quality of life and lead to psychological problems, such as depression and low self-esteem. (www.nhs.uk)
  • So you get into this situation of obesity begetting obesity, and it's not genetic, it's environmental. (radionz.co.nz)
  • Obesity is primarily a consequence of life-style choices about drinking, eating and exercise -- not a consequence of accidents, age, or genetic conditions over which one has no control. (cato.org)
  • But why even try to plumb those genetic interactions, I asked, when we already understand the behaviors associated with obesity in all but a few hereditarily predisposed people? (wired.com)
  • Some rare genetic diseases make it almost impossible to avoid obesity. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility. (wikipedia.org)
  • Obesity is an increasingly common problem because for many people modern living involves eating excessive amounts of cheap high-calorie food and spending a lot of time sitting down at desks, on sofas or in cars. (www.nhs.uk)
  • As international awareness of the obesity problem grows, ShopPharmacyCounter.com is offering a summer sale of PhenObestin 37.5. (prweb.com)
  • ShopPharmacyCounter.com realizes that as more people become aware of the obesity problem affecting the nation and the world, they may decide that they want to address their own personal weight issues. (prweb.com)
  • Hey, some might see the growing global problem of obesity as a crisis, but YUM! (truthout.org)
  • Obesity is a major public health problem. (news-medical.net)
  • Such is the climate surrounding the obesity problem our country faces. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • While the first lady and many others have taken massive steps to help bring awareness and remediation to the obesity issue, there are many who feel there simply is no problem -- that we're crying wolf or exaggerating the severity of the issue for the benefit of the health, pharmaceutical, and weight loss industries. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • I had an obesity problem for many years, a very significant one. (go.com)
  • Obesity is a widespread and sometimes tragic private health problem but, despite the public statements by HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, it is not a public health problem. (cato.org)
  • Any decision of this magnitude should be made only after an informed public discussion and congressional approval, not on the basis of the judgment of some regulators and a department secretary who is obsessed with the obesity problem. (cato.org)
  • Obesity is often a lifelong problem. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson says, "Obesity is a critical public health problem in our country. (cato.org)
  • Obesity is a problem for many people, but it is not a public health problem. (cato.org)
  • Daniel Marks, M.D., Ph.D. talks about the growing problem of childhood obesity and what can be done to slow it. (ohsu.edu)
  • Dr. Atlantis says patients presenting to their doctor with symptoms of common mental disorders should be assessed for obesity and related chronic diseases , and vice versa. (psychcentral.com)
  • To help people avoid overeating, the kinds of policies effective in controlling alcohol consumption should be applied to food - standardizing portion sizes, limiting impulse marketing and reducing the convenience and salience of foods most closely associated with obesity and chronic diseases. (rand.org)
  • Dr Rachel Batterham, who led the study, explained: ""We've known for a while that variations in the FTO gene are strongly linked with obesity, but until now we didn't know why. (telegraph.co.uk)
  • A new study found obesity is on the rise worldwide. (nymag.com)
  • Weight bias, according to a study by the Yale University Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, is as prevalent as racial discrimination in the United States. (nursingworld.org)
  • Treating a child with obesity is three times more costly than treating the average child, according to a study by Thomson Reuters. (washingtonpost.com)
  • And the gist of this study is that obesity did not spread through the sampled population like a virus or any other materially transmitted malady. (slate.com)
  • It documented weight trends in a social network originating in Framingham, Mass. What the study illustrated, according to its authors, was "psychosocial mechanisms of the spread of obesity" through "a change in [one's] perception of the social norms regarding the acceptability of obesity. (slate.com)
  • Living in a community where obesity is more of the norm than not can influence what is socially acceptable in terms of eating and exercise behaviors and body size," explained study author Ashlesha Datar. (hon.ch)
  • Obesity, Unhappiness, and The Challenge of Affluence: Theory and Evidence ," IZA Discussion Papers 2717, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). (repec.org)
  • Analysts surveyed the market for new weight-loss drugs following a meeting of the Obesity Society, a group of scientists who study the condition. (yahoo.com)
  • The International Day for the Evaluation of Obesity (IDEA) study looked at two measures of fatness - waist circumference and a calculation called body mass index or BMI. (bbc.co.uk)
  • The most shocking thing is the degree to which obesity is now affecting developing as well as developed economies," says Tim Lobstein of the International Association for the Study of Obesity in London. (newscientist.com)
  • Though this particular study focused on obesity, we believe our system could be applied to any situation in which having only one functional copy of a gene leads to disease," said study senior author Nadav Ahituv, a professor of bioengineering and therapeutic sciences at UCSF. (medicinenet.com)
  • This study confirms that obesity is associated with greater symptomatic severity of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis ," said study co-author Dr. Mario Stampanoni Bassi, a neurologist at Neuromed Mediterranean Neurological Institute in Pozzilli, Italy. (webmd.com)
  • A new editorial in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) suggests that primary care doctors should pay more attention to patients who present with obesity, as it has been linked to many common mental disorders, including depression . (psychcentral.com)
  • Obesity is associated with socioeconomic disadvantage and low levels of physical activity, both of which are strong predictors of depression. (psychcentral.com)
  • In order to understand obesity, you have to understand fat.But fat is another term that can be confusing because there are two different kinds:dietary fat and body fat.Dietary fat is a part of the food.You want to have a little bit of fat in your diet because it serves as a major source of energy for your body. (lulu.com)
  • Having too much body fat leads to obesity. (familydoctor.org)
  • covers obesity screenings and behavioral counseling if you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. (medicare.gov)
  • Obesity means having too much body fat. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Taking in more calories than your body burns can lead to obesity. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Obesity refers to an excessively high proportion of body fat. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A crude population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI) which is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used in classifying overweight and obesity in adult populations and individuals - a person's weight in kilograms is divided by the square of the height in meters (kg/m2). (news-medical.net)
  • Leptin and its receptor are the only two that have been shown to play a major role in the pathogenesis of obesity and body weight control. (brighthub.com)
  • Obesity is a condition in which a person has an excessive amount of body fat. (brighthub.com)
  • Body mass index is most often used to determine a person's level of obesity. (brighthub.com)
  • The primary warning sign of obesity is an above-average body weight. (womenshealthmag.com)
  • Stable isotopes are used to assess body composition and physical activity to evaluate programmes for management of overweight and obesity. (iaea.org)
  • Overall there are a variety of factors that play a role in obesity. (healthfinder.gov)