Posts Tagged ‘obesity effects’

New Data on Obesity and Cancer in Young Persons

January 18, 2024 — Cancer is rising in young persons and it appears that obesity is playing a role. Of course, this is not to say that obesity tells the whole story. Cancer prevalence patterns present a complex puzzle – just as obesity prevalence does. A Continuing Shift Toward Younger Persons Yesterday in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, […]

Obesity Brain Wreck? Cut It Out!

March 1, 2016 — Some appalling health news headlines have lately been coming from a study of the relationship between memory and weight status. In the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Lucy Cheke and colleagues published a study of memory performance in people with BMIs ranging from 18 to 51. They found that higher BMI was associated with lower performance […]

Shrinking Brains…or Not?

March 30, 2014 — A study to be published April 1 in Neurology suggests that mid-life onset of type 2 diabetes seems to be associated with late-life cognitive deficits due to changes in brain volume. MedPage Today recently reported highlights of this study’s results using this headline: “Diabetes in Midlife Shrinks the Brain.” The healthcare community is well aware of complications […]

Turning Weight Bias on Yourself

February 18, 2014 — Weight Bias is someone else’s problem — until you turn it on yourself and begin to believe it diminishes your self-worth. This internalized weight bias is the subject of some new research that sheds light on the uniquely destructive effects of weight bias turned inward. People with internalized weight bias essentially buy into false stereotypes […]

Social Isolation, Obesity, and Health

August 29, 2013 — Social isolation — loneliness — is pretty well established as a risk factor for poor health and a shorter life. Isolation is also linked to obesity — both as a complication of obesity and a potential trigger for obesity. In fact, health, social isolation, and obesity are so tightly bound together that separating cause and […]

Obesity Matches Alcohol For Liver Disease

May 24, 2013 — A large new study presented at the International Liver Conference shows that the absolute risk for liver disease from obesity is similar to heavy alcohol consumption and that the two together are deadly. William Rosenberg, senior researcher on the study, said that with obesity, “the damage that you do to yourself by drinking is much […]

Less Physical Activity: Obesity Cause or Effect?

March 30, 2013 — Does less physical activity cause obesity or does obesity cause less physical activity? It’s a chicken or egg puzzle that many overlook. People generally, and especially advocates for the food industry, are pretty sure that reduced physical activity is a prime cause of the obesity epidemic. New research soon to be published in Obesity shows […]

Expending Calories May Expand Brain Cells

December 3, 2012 — A recent study out of UCLA showed that older people who burned the most calories had the most gray matter. Using MRIs and 3-D pictures, researchers measured cerebral cortex volume in the brains of 876 adults aged 69 to 95. The size of the cerebral cortex is associated with degenerative diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s.

New Study Says Active Life Extends Life

November 19, 2012 — November 19, 2012 — What would you do to live an extra 4 years or so? It might be easier than you think.