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2 years 2 days ago

Inmate says he's too obese for execution

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying he's too heavy for the state's lethal injection process. Ronald Post shot and killed a hotel clerk in northern Ohio almost 30 years ago. He says his weight, vein access,...

4 years 2 months ago

Excess weight affects memory

The more an older woman weighs -- the worse her memory. A study out of Northwestern University found for every one point increase in Body Mass Index, a woman's memory score dropped a point. Researchers looked at the brain function and weight of over 8500 postmenopausal women. Those...

4 years 2 months ago

Obesity study seeking volunteers for surgery

Some obese patients reversed their diabetes soon after weight loss surgery. Now doctors are testing whether the operation helps diabetics who are merely overweight or a tad obese control their blood sugar. The Cleveland Clinic is recruiting 150 overweight and obese diabetics. Some will have surgery and their progress...

4 years 5 months ago

Too fat to fight

It's an old adage -- an army travels on its stomach. That is, unless the stomach is too big. A group of retired military officers says kids are eating too many high-calorie lunches at school, making them so fat that fewer of them can meet the military's physical fitness standards....

4 years 6 months ago

Researchers link obesity and depression

Dutch researchers report that obese people are more likely to become depressed, and depressed people are more likely to become obese. Obesity hikes the risk of depression by 55-percent, while depression increases the risk of obesity by 58-percent. The findings are reported in the Archives of General Psychiatry.

4 years 7 months ago

More proof of the need for drastic weight loss

New research draws a direct line between obesity and stroke -- and doctors say the heavier a person is, the higher the risk. Higher blood pressure and prevalence of diabetes among obese adults are likely the main causes of that obesity-stroke association. University of Minnesota researchers followed about...

4 years 7 months ago

More research links obesity and stroke

New research draws a direct line between obesity and stroke -- and doctors say the heavier a person is, the higher the risk. Higher blood pressure and prevalence of diabetes among obese adults are likely the main causes of that obesity-stroke association. University of Minnesota researchers followed about...

4 years 10 months ago

Obesity tied to deep vein thrombosis

While obesity can increase the risk for blood clots, the location of the fat may be particularly important. Researchers in Denmark did a 10-year study of nearly 60,000 men and women -- and confirmed obesity is associated with deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms. But where those extra...

4 years 11 months ago

Menu calorie counts can alter food choices

Alejandra Ramos has lost her appetite for the occasional carnitas burrito from Chipotle, the frozen frappucino from Starbucks and the blueberry muffin from Dunkin' Donuts. And she's not happy about it. "Once they put up the calorie counts, then suddenly I was like, 'I can't eat this, this is...

4 years 11 months ago

Swine flu blamed in death of Colorado man

The Adams County coroner says swine flu caused the death of a 25-year-old Commerce City man who had sought medical treatment for an upper respiratory illness. Coroner James Hibbard said Monday that the man died Sept. 29. His name wasn't released. Hibbard says that the man had complained to his...

5 years 2 days ago

Worried kids become fat adults

Kids with low self-esteem may struggle with their weight as adults. A British study looked at data on 6,500 people who were assessed at age 10, and then again at age 30. Children who said they felt worried or anxious more often, or had lower self-esteem were at a...

5 years 2 days ago

Worried kids become fat adults

Kids with low self-esteem may struggle with their weight as adults. A British study looked at data on 65-hundred people who were assessed at age 10, and then again at age 30. Children who said they felt worried or anxious more often, or had lower self-esteem were at a...

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