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Obesity Won’t Affect Joint Surgery Safety, Study Finds

October 2, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese and overweight people who have joint replacement surgeries are less likely to need blood transfusions and are no more likely to face complications than normal weight patients, a new analysis finds.
“It’s a very complex issue,” said study co-author Dr. Nolan Wessell, an orthopaedic surgery […]

Severely Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease, Diabetes

September 30, 2015

By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds.
“As the severity of obesity in kids gets worse, their risks for heart disease and diabetes goes up,” said study author Asheley Skinner, […]

Sugary Drinks Linked to Heart Attacks, Stroke, and Diabetes, Review Finds

September 28, 2015

Soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages can seriously damage heart health, a new review finds.

Experts: the More Fat You Have, the More Liposuction Can Remove Safely

September 25, 2015

Although there’s no magic bullet for weight loss, new research suggests that surgeons may be able to safely remove more fat during liposuction surgery than previously believed.

Forget Three Square Meals — Americans Eat All Day Long

September 24, 2015

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Many Americans have tossed the conventional three-meals-a-day routine out the window, and replaced it with frequent chow downs spread throughout the day, new research shows.
The study found that most folks were eating for 15 or more hours while awake, and the lion’s share of calories […]

Potatoes, Tomatoes Make Up Bulk of Americans’ Veggie Intake

September 24, 2015

THURSDAY, Sept. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — When Mom told you to “eat your vegetables,” she probably didn’t mean eat the same two vegetables — potatoes and tomatoes — most of the time.
But according to a new government report, that’s exactly what many Americans are doing.
The report, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, finds […]

Why People in ‘Tall’ Nations Are More Likely to Be Slim

September 23, 2015

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — There may be a genetic link between being tall and being thin, a new study indicates.
Researchers from Australia looked at nearly 9,500 people in 14 European countries and found a strong connection between genes that boost height and those associated with lower amounts of body fat.
The findings, published […]

Not All Trans Fats Harm the Heart, German Study Contends

September 22, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — For years, trans fats have been viewed as bad for the heart, prompting the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last summer to ban artificial trans fats from food products.
But a new study suggests that not all trans fats are equal, and some might even […]

The One Type of Vegetable Linked to Weight Gain

September 22, 2015

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Could a Texting App Help Your Heart?

September 22, 2015

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Regular text message reminders can help people with heart disease stick to a healthier lifestyle, Australian researchers report.
Patients who received automated text messages throughout their week saw improvements in their “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, blood pressure and weight, the study found.
The text messages even helped […]


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