In a column in the Huffington Post (5/19), preventive medicine physician Scott Kahan, MD, of Johns Hopkins University, wrote, "The National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and numerous other scientific organizations regard obesity as a disease, yet most people continue to dismiss obesity as a 'willful misconduct' and label people who have obesity as … Continue reading Physician Discusses Stigma Of Obesity
HealthDay (5/11, Goodwin) reported that, according to research presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, "having the flu during pregnancy isn't associated with a heightened risk of autism or developmental delay in children, although having a fever during pregnancy might be." In addition, "giving birth by Cesarean section isn't associated with autism in offspring, … Continue reading Hypertension, Obesity, Diabetes Associated With Autism
Manifestions of Obesity Diagram Reuters (4/1, Marcus) reports that research published in the American Heart Journal suggests that fitness may be a better predictor than weight of whether individuals with certain heart problems are more likely to die in the near future. Researchers found that individuals who were both somewhat thin and fit had the … Continue reading Fitness May Be A Better Predictor Than Weight Of Whether Individuals With Certain Heart Problems Will Die In Near Future
[ Want to read a great fitness article? Then check this one out... it was sent to me by Jon Benson. I have his to pass it along to you. Enjoy! ] I bet you didn’t know this … Obesity…even being overfat… is a disease. No, really. At least that’s what several social groups wish … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Obesity Is… A Disease?