• Worried Parents Increase Childhood Obesity Risk

    1 month ago - By Medindia Health

    Healthy weight development in children during infancy period is influenced by the social, mental health and socioeconomic support available to their parents for sound household.
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  • Cataract risk lower after bariatric surgery for adults with obesity

    Cataract risk lower after bariatric surgery for adults with obesity

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Adults with obesity have a lower risk for developing cataract after undergoing bariatric surgery, according to findings presented at the European Congress on Obesity virtual meeting.
    “Substantial weight loss is associated with a decreased risk of cataract, especially if obesity surgery was performed before age 60,” Theresa Burkard, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, told Healio. “This decreased risk is an addition to the multitude of positive effects that weight loss has on eye health. Furthermore, we observed a potential dose-response relationship
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  • Obesity during adolescence linked to increased risk of stroke as an adult, study finds

    Obesity during adolescence linked to increased risk of stroke as an adult, study finds

    1 month ago - By ScienceDaily

    Higher body mass index - an indicator of obesity - in late adolescence is associated with a significantly higher risk of first ischemic stroke in men and women under age 50, regardless of whether they had Type 2 diabetes, a new study finds. Even BMIs in the high-normal range are associated with increased stroke risk in both men and women.
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