Health Problems

Few oncologists refer patients to weight management programs

(HealthDay)—While oncology providers are aware of the link between obesity and cancer, few provide referrals to support patients’ lifestyle changes, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of Oncology Practice. Jennifer A. Ligibel, M.D., from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and colleagues surveyed 971 oncology providers in the United States […]

Health News

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). The systematic review and meta-analysis, synthesising the available evidence from the scientific literature, included […]

Health News

Can lead to late meals for faster weight gain?

Late meal of the day seems to be associated with obesity, in conjunction Does it make a difference for the weight to take what time of day we have our food to us? Researchers found out now that meals contribute later in the day to actually gain weight. From a recent study of the University […]

Health News

Diabetic has a 2st 11lb ovarian cyst removed

Diabetic who thought she had just gained weight has a 2st 11lb ovarian cyst that is bigger than a FOOTBALL removed during a five-hour operation Unnamed 55-year-old – who weighs 25st 2lbs – was too large to fit in a scanner Many hospitals turned her away due to the operation being too risky  Cyst was […]

Health News

Daily serving of nuts may stave off weight gain

From providing cardiovascular benefits to potentially improving fertility, and even boosting memory and intelligence, the health benefits of nuts are numerous — and no wonder. Nuts are packed with unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, protein, and other beneficial chemicals, which may all contribute to good health. However, can nuts aid weight loss? Are certain types of […]

Health News

Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline. Overall, 49.3 percent of people aged 20 and older said they’d tried to lose weight over the past 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease […]