Study: Belly fat may be an indicator of dementia risk, especially for women
A recently published study shows the risks involved with older people who have belly fat — especially among older women.The study, which was published June 23 in the International Journal of Epidemiology and reported by CNN, revealed that older women who have more belly fat than average can have a 39% increased risk of dementia within 15 years compared with older women who have a normal waist circumference.Men and women over 50 have a 28% risk of dementia when accounting for body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference together, according to the study.Researchers investigated a cohort of 6,58...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Physical exam shows Trump has gained more weight and remains clinically obesePresident Donald Trump remains clinically obese after putting on more weight over the past year, according to a summary of his annual physical, raising questions about his usage of an unproven coronavirus drug that can cause serious side effects in heavier-set people.The summary, released on Wednesday by the White House, states that Trump weighs 244 pounds and stands 6 feet and 3 inches tall, meaning he put on a pound since his last physical in February 2019.Based on those measures, Trump has a body mass index of 30.4...
Tribune News Service
Physical exam shows Trump has gained more weight and remains clinically obese
President Donald Trump remains clinically obese after putting on more weight over the past year, according to a summary of his annual physical, raising questions about his usage of an unproven coronavirus drug that can cause serious side effects in heavier-set people.The summary, released on Wednesday by the White House, states that Trump weighs 244 pounds and stands 6 feet and 3 inches tall, meaning he put on a pound since his last physical in February 2019.Based on those measures, Trump has a body mass index of 30.49. Anything above 30 is deemed clinically obese.That is significant since the...
New York Daily News
Childhood obesity rates could increase if schools stay closed through December, study finds
ST. LOUIS — The past few years have shown signs that alarmingly high childhood obesity rates in the U.S. may finally be stabilizing. But that may change if school closures continue into December, according to a new study by Washington University.The childhood obesity rate may increase 2.4% — equal to 1.27 million children — if school closures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus continue into December, according to the study recently published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.“The harsh reality is, for the coming months or longer, the majority of children in the U.S. may not full...
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Doctors worry COVID-19 school closures could worsen childhood obesity. Here's how to combat weight gain in teens
PHILADELPHIA — The closing of schools, playgrounds, sports fields and summer camps due to COVID-19 have pediatric nutritionists and dietitians concerned that changes in eating habits and an overall decrease in physical activity could lead to a future spike in childhood obesity, which has steadily increased over the last four decades according to data from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).“With quarantine, it’s basically like an extended summer,” said Rima Himelstein, a pediatrician specializing in adolescent health at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilming...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Still Joking About Obesity, Even Now?
No, I’m not on a rant. But I sure could be. What’s funny about a chronic disease that impairs health and renders people more sensitive to deadly co-morbid factors associated with COVID-19? Nothing. Nothing is funny at all.I write about obesity a great deal, have been caring for those with emotional and behavioral components related to the disease, speaking and teaching about it since the early 1970s, and won’t stop. When it comes to promoting health, there’s nothing I find more important. Obesity is recognized as one of the most pressing public health issues of our time.So why are we observing...
The Moderate Voice
Study finds link between childhood trauma and heart disease
Childhoold trauma can take a toll on a person’s mental health, and as a new study suggests, an adult’s heart health.Kids who experience trauma, abuse, neglect and family dysfunction are at increased risk of having heart disease in their 50s and 60s, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.The study was published in the most recent edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association.Results from the study showed people exposed to the highest levels of childhood family environment adversity were more than 50% more likely to have a cardiovascular disease event such as a heart attack o...
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Mark Zeigler: Has time come to reopen parts of America's Fittest City?
SAN DIEGO — Our bedroom window looks over Mission Bay, and each morning I wake up and gaze out at the eerily emptiness. No rowers. No kayakers. No swimmers. No runners along Crown Point Shores. No parents pushing baby joggers around De Anza Cove. No cyclists on Fiesta Island. No golfers at the municipal course. No solitary paddle boarders gliding across the placid, blue expanse.The first thought, invariably, is: Wow.The second thought: Why?It’s a complicated, layered, nuanced question as county officials weigh when or whether to relax coronavirus restrictions on beaches and other recreational ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Obesity biggest controllable factor for COVID-19
Obesity Biggest Controllable Factor For COVID-19; New Study Shows How to Slash This Second Biggest KillerQ1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreWASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2020) - A new study by NYU shows that the biggest controllable factor in determining whether those with COVID-19 need hospital care is obesity, and another recent study shows how we can slash the rate of obesity - which was already the second biggest killer, after smoking, even before coronavirus - says public interest law professor John Banzhaf who helped start a new legal anti-obesity movement in the U.S.The Singl...
Ivana Trump Joins Forces With Gianluca Mech To Fight Adult Obesity With Cookies & Pasta
Ivana Trump met with Gianluca Mech, an Italian diet expert, to tackle on adult obesity in the United States.The two were seen together at the Oak Room in the Plaza Hotel on Thursday. Trump wants to work with Mech, who invented of the “Italiano Diet,” which promotes a diet plan that allows its users to “eat pasta, cookies, and lose weight” and bring it to America.“The obesity rate in the United States has reached epidemic proportions,” Trump said in a statement. “We have to fight this now because it is getting worse, particularly among young people who need to be taught how to eat and exercise ...