After heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care.
– The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
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Research was based on data from the START Birth Cohort study, which includes more than 1,000 women in their second trimester of pregnancy.
– McMaster University Embargo expired on 10-Aug-2017 at 09:00 ET
Can chemicals that are added to breakfast cereals and other everyday products make you obese? Growing evidence from animal experiments suggests the answer may be "yes." But confirming these findings in humans has faced formidable obstacles – until ...
Nature Communications, Aug. 9, 2017
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In an animal model of obesity and breast cancer, tumor cells in obese animals but not lean animals had especially sensitive androgen receptors, allowing these cells to magnify growth signals from the hormone testosterone.
– University of Colorado Cancer Center
Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How this works is still unclear. A new study shows that it’s not just what or how much you eat that matt...
– Florida Atlantic University
A team of engineers and pediatric orthopedic surgeons are using 3D printing to help train surgeons and shorten surgeries for the most common hip disorder found in children ages 9 to 16. In a recent study, researchers showed that allowing surgeons to ...
– University of California San Diego
Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics
By Kerry Bennett Office of the Vice President for ResearchHigh rates of overweight and obesity—as well as related diseases such as Type 2 diabetes—are serious public health concerns for the Navajo Nation. With more than 300,000 enrolled members i...
– Northern Arizona University
What determines how kids decide to spend their cash on snacks? In a study with Boston-area children, researchers show that their experience with money and their liking of brands influenced decisions – and that for some children, higher prices for u...
– Tufts University
Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine have received a five-year, $1.8 million grant, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (OMH) to develop a program that could help improve diabetes care for lo...
– University of Chicago Medical Center