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  • Urinary Stress Incontinence and Obesity

    Urinary Stress Incontinence More Likely Among Obese Urinary stress incontinence is the most common type of incontinence and mostly affects women, especially after pregnancy and birth. It results from weakness of the urethra (the tube connecting the bladder to the outside of the body) and pelvic floor muscles. These muscles support the bladder and regulate

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  • Morbid Obesity: Increased Risk of Premature Death

    Morbid Obesity Carries Increased Risk of Premature Death Excess body fat associated with high body mass index (BMI) carries an increased risk of premature death. Obese patients (BMI 30+) have a 50-100 percent increased risk of death from all causes, compared with individuals of normal weight (BMI 20–25). Very severe overweight such as morbid obesity

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  • Osteoarthritis and Morbid Obesity

    What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis of weight-bearing joints occurs as a result of degeneration of cartilage and bone of the joints, especially in the knees, hips and lower back. Morbid Obesity is a Major Risk Factor For Osteoarthritis According to the American Obesity Association, musculoskeletal disorders, including osteoarthritis, are much more prevalent among obese patients, especially patients

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  • Obesity Virus

    Obesity Virus – A Factor in Overweight? A virus that means people might be able to “catch obesity” could play a part in causing steeply rising numbers of those who are seriously overweight, according to an American researcher. Nikhil Dhurundbar, who has conducted blood tests on both US and British volunteers, is said to have

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  • Obesity-Height Link

    Taller Child More Likely to be Obese Adult In a recently published study, 1055 children in the Bogalusa Heart Study were examined at 2 years, 8 years and then, on average, at 18 years after that. Those in the top 5% in terms of height, when compared to those of below average height, were 2.5

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  • Lower-Limb Ischemia and Obesity

    What is Lower-Limb Ischemia? Lower-limb ischemia is a vascular disorder which occurs when oxygen supply to to the leg tissues is reduced due to poor blood flow. This reduced blood supply is typically caused by a build-up of fatty deposits in the walls of the leg arteries (atherosclerosis). Since obesity is a risk factor for

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