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New York's adult obesity rate nearly tripled since 1990, but tips to help are cited

David Robinson Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 1:40 PM EDT Sep 19, 2018 One in four adult New Yorkers is now classified as obese as factors such as race, poverty and government policies fueled a dire public-health crisis that has exploded across the country since 1990. Strikingly, New York’s 25 percent obesity rate has nearly tripled since 1990 and yet it’s still ...

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Metformin ineffective for long-term metabolic improvements in teen obesity

Adolescents with obesity assigned to long-term metformin therapy experienced initial improvements in BMI and insulin resistance that were not sustained after 3 years, according to findings published in Nutrition & Diabetes. Metformin, approved for the treatment of type 2 diabetes in children aged at least 10 years, has been the focus of multiple trials as an additional therapy in the ...

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Young children's oral bacteria may predict obesity

IMAGE: The composition of oral microbiota — the collection of microorganisms, including beneficial bacteria, residing in the mouth — in two-year-old children may predict their weight gain, according to a new… view more  Credit: Penn State Weight gain trajectories in early childhood are related to the composition of oral bacteria of two-year-old children, suggesting that this understudied aspect of a child’s ...

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Overweight and obesity linked to higher risk of urinary incontinence for women

Being overweight or obese is linked with an increased risk of developing urinary incontinence for young to mid-aged women, according to an Obesity Reviews analysis of all relevant published studies. When compared with ‘normal’ body mass index, overweight was associated with a one-third increase in risk of urinary incontinence, while the risk was doubled in women with obesity. The findings ...

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USPSTF Sticks With Behavioral Approaches Only for Obesity

Clinicians should offer or refer adults with obesity (a body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher) to intensive, multicomponent behavioral interventions, according to an updated recommendation statement from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The new guidance reaffirms that published in 2012 and is a “B” recommendation, which means there is high certainty of a moderate net ...

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