Obesity, Large Waist Size Risk Factors for COPD

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Obesity, especially excessive belly fat, is a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Excessive belly fat and low physical activity are linked to progression of the disease in people with COPD, but it is not known whether these modifiable factors are linked to new cases.

Gundula Behrens, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany, and colleagues looked at the relationship of waist and hip circumference, ...

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Extreme Obesity May Shorten Life Expectancy Up to 14 Years

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BETHESDA, Md — Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, according to an analysis published inPLOS Medicine.

The study, which pooled data from 20 large studies of people from 3 countries, found that people with class 3 obesity had a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people of normal weight.

“While once a relatively uncommon condition, the prevalence of ...

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Overuse of mobile technology has a growing list of health consequences

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June 15, 2014

Paying the Price for Going Mobile
By Paul Hooper, DC, MPH, MS

I just got back from a trip to the East Coast. On my trip, I spent a fair amount of time in airports, on planes and on trains (sounds like a good movie title). As is not uncommon for me (I’m still a bit old-school), I was amazed at how many people are working while “on the road.” From the individual who uses a cellphone ...

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Adding Insulin to Metformin for Diabetes Associated With Increased Risk of Death

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June 10, 2014

CHICAGO — June 10, 2014 — Among patients with diabetes who were receiving metformin, the addition of insulin compared with a sulfonylurea was associated with an increased risk of non-fatal cardiovascular outcomes and all-cause death, according to a study published in the June 11 issue of JAMA.

The American Diabetes Association and the European Association for the Study of Diabetes recommend that, for patients with preserved kidney function, diabetes treatment begin with metformin and lifestyle changes to ...

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Study Shows Chiropractic Improved Athletic Performance

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A scientific study shows chiropractic improved athletic performance.  Adding to the growing database of science documenting that chiropractic care improves athletes’ abilities is an article from the January 2012 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics showing how chiropractic helped improve the grip strength of judo athletes.

The study looked at eighteen Brazilian athletes from a top 10 national-ranked judo team who volunteered for the study. In this study, the athletes, both men and women, were separated into two ...

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