Tag Archives: obesity

New Research from the CWMH: Impact of Obesity on Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Psychiatric Illness

Individuals with psychiatric disorders are at higher risk for obesity than the general population, as well as for medical comorbidity, such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and cardiovascular disease.  Because obesity is associated with an increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes, we examined the effect of obesity on neonatal and maternal outcomes in a group of… Read More »

The dangers of an ultra-clean lifestyle: Coeliac disease, asthma, and obesity may be on the rise

In New York there are even some apartments where the windows can’t be opened at all. We move from air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned offices and sanitise our skin with hand gels. Our built environment is also a highly artificial one. We overuse plastic and other synthetic materials and exclude natural elements from our surroundings. But… Read More »

Weight loss: One man lost over 25st and ‘survived morbid obesity’ by following this diet – Express

Weight loss of others can be the inspiration and motivation needed for some people to embark on their very own weight loss journey. One man recently shed an incredible 25st, dropping from 36 stone to a life-changing 10st 7lb. After initially recording a good-bye message for his son, not expecting to survive the year due to his huge… Read More »

Obesity and Brain Shrinkage

Carrying excessive weight is bad for your heart, increases your risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, and might decrease your lifespan. But did you ever think that obesity could shrink your brain? Probably not, but according to new research, it may do just that—and potentially reduce your cognitive abilities as you get older. The study,… Read More »

New study prompts questions about diabetes and obesity within Black churches

Diabetes and obesity rates could possibly have a correlation with church-going among African Americans a new study suggests. The findings of the Duke University study released last month in the Journal of Religion and Health highlight two main conclusions: Black Americans who are Baptist are more likely to have diabetes than those who are Catholic… Read More »