Tag: Obesity

Lifestyle Changes Help Prediabetic Women Live Longer

June 11, 1012 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) — Long-term lifestyle intervention (diet, exercise, or both) helps women with impaired glucose tolerance live longer, according to the results of a study presented here at the American Diabetes Association 72nd Scientific Sessions. The same cannot be said for men, the researchers reported. “The reasons for the difference in the…

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Early Pregnancy Obesity Linked to Fetal and Infant Death

Early pregnancy obesity is significantly associated with fetal and infant death, independent of congenital anomalies and maternal pregestational diabetes, according to the results of a cohort study reported online April 5 in Human Reproduction. “We are the first investigators to examine the continuous relationship between BMI [body mass index] and foetal and infant deaths,” said lead…

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Obesity May Increase Complications of Abdominal Hysterectomy

Obesity may increase the risks of bleeding and infections after abdominal hysterectomy, but a body mass index (BMI) below 20 kg/m2 also seems to increase the risks of bleeding and infection after abdominal hysterectomy and laparoscopic hysterectomy, respectively, according to the results of an observational cohort study reported online April 5 in Human Reproduction. “We found that…

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More Evidence Folic Acid Prevents Birth Defects

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new study finds that South Carolina’s rate of spina bifida and similar birth defects fell substantially after more women began taking folic acid — adding to evidence of the B vitamin’s benefits during pregnancy. Since 1998, the U.S. has required manufacturers to add folic acid to enriched flours, breads,…

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