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Elevated BMI may not increase risk of death among men with heart attack or stroke

Elevated BMI may not increase risk of death among men with heart attack or stroke

Weight gain beginning in childhood can lead to an enlarged heart

Weight gain beginning in childhood can lead to an enlarged heart

Obesity could increase a person’s risk for atrial fibrillation

Obesity could increase a person’s risk for atrial fibrillation

Risk of a blocked vessel stroke increases nearly twofold in young women with a history of stroke

Risk of a blocked vessel stroke increases nearly twofold in young women with a history of stroke

Being overweight or obese significantly impairs a persons' sex life

Being overweight or obese significantly impairs a persons' sex life

Obese and overweight men spend 3.5 times more on prescription drugs than normal-weight men

Obese and overweight men spend 3.5 times more on prescription drugs than normal-weight men

Obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Obesity could more than double an older woman's risk of acute myelogenous leukemia

Labor lasts longer for overweight or obese women

Labor lasts longer for overweight or obese women

Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients

Symptoms of heartburn and GERD are highly prevalent among obese patients

Obese women at greater risk of colorectal cancer

Obese women at greater risk of colorectal cancer

Adult men and women are roughly an inch taller than they were in 1960

Adult men and women are roughly an inch taller than they were in 1960

Obese patients have higher health care costs

Obese patients have higher health care costs

Study into ageing yields wealth of data

Study into ageing yields wealth of data

Weight loss surgery reduces components of  metabolic syndrome in obese patients

Weight loss surgery reduces components of metabolic syndrome in obese patients

The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori is high among patients about to undergo weight loss surgery

The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori is high among patients about to undergo weight loss surgery

People with diabetes mellitus have three to four times the risk of developing liver cancer

People with diabetes mellitus have three to four times the risk of developing liver cancer

Study shows how people with severe and persistent mental illnesses live their everyday lives

Study shows how people with severe and persistent mental illnesses live their everyday lives

Mothers must breastfeed for at least four months without using formula to reduce obesity risk in preschool children

Mothers must breastfeed for at least four months without using formula to reduce obesity risk in preschool children

Surgical treatment for morbid obesity helps prevent hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea

Surgical treatment for morbid obesity helps prevent hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea

Lifestyle factors that increase the risk of heart disease in adults begin to take hold in childhood

Lifestyle factors that increase the risk of heart disease in adults begin to take hold in childhood