If you are morbidly obese, you may a higher risk of being hospitalized with the flu or other similar respiratory virus. According to a recent study, risk of hospitalization was highest for adults at the lowest and highest ends of the BMI spectrum. Those who fell into the “normal” range had the lowest risk of hospitalization.
The 2018 State of Obesity report was released in September. The American Heart Association’s CEO Nancy Brown released this statement based on the report: “This year’s State of Obesity report presents a stark illustration of the toll the obesity epidemic continues to take on our nation. A record number of states-seven-report adult obesity rates of at least 35 percent.
Low magnitude, high frequency mechanical stimulation (LMMS) reduces adipose (fat) tissue and thus may be a method of reducing weight and health risks such as diabetes. A new study takes this concept to another level.
The rise in prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States over the last four decades is very concerning. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 16 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 19 were overweight in that time period. Parents and pediatricians should take measures to track their
Dr. Shillingford’s weight loss surgery practice in South Florida oversees the care of clinically obese patients for surgical treatment of their conditions. Much in the same way that the place in Florida they call home varies between Miami, Daytona Beach, Naples, and Jacksonville so does their level of obesity. Patients range from obese to morbidly
Despite equal rates of obesity among American men and women, 80% of surgical weight loss patients are women while only 20% are male. Researchers at University of California in San Diego investigated the cultural, demographic, and socioeconomic reasons for such a large disparity between the sexes undergoing bariatric surgeries. Researchers looked at data from nearly
The percentage of Americans with obesity continues to climb, with over 27% of Americans in 2014 falling into the category of obese, which is customarily defined as having a BMI greater than 30.0. Americans over 65 years of age had the sharpest increase in obesity levels, followed by 45-64 year olds. Because obesity is associated
Over 4 million children and adolescents in the US suffer from obesity. Despite this startling statistic, very few effective treatments are available. While bariatric surgery has been shown to be an effective treatment option for adults, few studies have focused on children. A recent study conducted through the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, looked at