Items tagged as "obesity"
Holiday gatherings and food-focused traditions can pose major challenges to those who are looking to make healthy choices this time of year. Allyn Mahowald, registered dietitian at Mayo Clinic Health System in New Prague, Minn., shares some advice for keeping the holiday season healthy – and enjoyable. She says, “You don’t have [...]Created by Dana Sparks
Mayo Clinic research shows a correlation between inadequate vitamin D levels and the amount of narcotic medication taken by patients who have chronic pain. This correlation is an important finding as researchers discover new ways to treat chronic pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, chronic pain [...]Created by Admin
Bariatric surgery -- limiting the intake of the stomach -- is becoming an increasingly common treatment for obesity. It has side effects, however, including a newly documented risk for bone fractures. Mayo Clinic endocrinologist Elizabeth Haglind, M.D., is presenting the findings at the Society of Endocrinology Annual Meeting.
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Robert McWilliams, M.D., a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist and Gloria Petersen, PhD, a Mayo Clinic epidemiologist, published an editorial in the June 24 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The editorial commented on a study published in the same issue conducted by Donghui Li, PhD, University of [...]Created by Admin
In the following video, Barbara Pockaj, M.D., a surgeon at the Breast Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, discusses a Mayo Clinic study that found that obese women (defined as those with a body mass index of 30 percent or greater) were more likely to have breast cancer detected at [...]Created by Admin
If you step on the scale and the numbers show you're at a normal weight, there's a one in four chance you're actually obese. It's called normal weight obesity. You might look slim, but you could have a high percentage of body fat compared to lean muscle and bone. This [...]Created by Admin
As Americans try to combat the obesity epidemic, more and more are turning to gastric bypass surgery. Mayo Clinic bariatric surgeon, Dr. Michael Sarr joined us to discuss this process. Remember you can listen to the program live on I Heart Radio. Click here for Medical edge Radio Full Show 1-26-13 [...]Created by Admin
It's an epidemic spreading steadily and painfully, joint by joint. Arthritis now afflicts nearly 1 in 4 American adults, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday. [CDC news release] It found that 22.7 percent of U.S. adults - 52.5 million people - have arthritis, and that 22.7 [...]Created by stheimer
Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 11–16, in San Diego. “Although the incidence of esophageal squamous cell cancer is declining worldwide, the incidence of [...]Created by jstreed
Most everyone is bound to get osteoarthritis — if they live long enough. That old saying among arthritis experts is backed up by the numbers. The painful and often debilitating joint condition is the most common form of arthritis. It affects at least 27 million Americans, and one form [...]Created by Dana Sparks
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics are alarming. More than one-third of adults in the United States are obese. Obesity can increase your risk of diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart attack. It can also increase your risk of a condition called obesity hypoventilation syndrome [...]Created by Dana Sparks