Tag Archives: Obesity

New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, we examined the effect of obesity on neonatal and maternal outcomes in a group of… Read More »

Can obesity cause erectile dysfunction

If the trouble disappears with your hangover, then you don’t have anything to worry about. Experiment, be more creative, have fun! And rich oxygenated blood is the foundation of erections. Although levels peaks in midlife and then slowly declines with age, low testosterone does not appear to be a direct cause of erectile dysfunction, according… Read More »

Obesity Trend In Children Is A Result Of Unhealthy Habits

Study results suggest that the obesity trend in children is a result of unhealthy habits and not genetics.[1] Scientific evidence has revealed that a leptin deficiency, a genetic mutation in the hormone which controls hunger, could cause a person to overeat. Genetic screening could be considered for the exceptionally overweight child, but for the remainder,… Read More »

Miriam Stoppard: Tackling food ignorance in kids will help fight obesity

A few years ago I was attached to a programme in India which was aimed at curbing childhood obesity. There were many approaches but one of the most successful was helping the mothers of families to cook more healthily. This approach relied on a very powerful secret weapon, schoolchildren. At school, the kids learned about… Read More »

Which Obesity Surgery Is Right for You?

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 — People considering obesity surgery have a lot to think about, including the specific procedure they want. Now a large study finds that one surgery is tied to a higher rates of hospitalization in the years afterward. Looking at medical records from more than 33,000 U.S. patients, researchers found that those… Read More »