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Excess body fat does shorten life span-2725

Excess body fat does shorten life span

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More physical activity might prevent a million cases of obesity-2713

More physical activity might prevent a million cases of obesity

Between 1981 and 2009, obesity rates in Canada roughly doubled across all age groups and tripled for youth (ages 12-17), according to a new report, “Obesity in Canada.” The factors contributing to obesity are important because obesity is related to so many other illnesses.

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Improve physical function through diet and exercise-2568

Improve physical function through diet and exercise

Older adults who are obese are at risk for physical decline and frailty. A new report comparing the prevalence of obesity in Canada and the United States shows that the percentage of people who are obese has risen significantly in both countries over approximately 20-year periods (CDC March 2011).

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Obesity, osteoarthritis and knee surgery-2492

Obesity, osteoarthritis and knee surgery

One of the treatments for pain and loss of function in the knee due to osteoarthritis is knee replacement surgery. At the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, several presenters discussed the relationships between knee osteoarthritis, obesity and surgery.

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Reduce obesity to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms-2491

Reduce obesity to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms

Obesity is prevalent among older adults. For example, in the US in 2005-2008, 35.6% of people 65-74 years and 25.9% of people 75+ were considered obese (National Center for Health Statistics). Osteoarthritis is also more common as people age, affecting about 33.6% of the US population 65 years and older. The knee is a common site of osteoarthritis.

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Obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol spread around the world-2484

Obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol spread around the world

The so-called lifestyle diseases have often been associated with Western cultures and developed nations. However, an extensive review of the prevalence of obesity, hypertension and high cholesterol published in three papers in The Lancet, reported global data on these conditions, which are unhealthy in themselves as well as risk factors for heart disease.

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