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Obesity rates on the rise among US veterans

Obesity rates among veterans are approaching that of the general public, according to a new study by researchers at Yale and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The nationally representative survey of more than 3,000 U.S. veterans found that nearly one in three — 32.7% — are obese.  The prevalence of obesity in the ...

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WHO diseases panel split on soft drink sugar tax to cut obesity

GENEVA (Reuters) – An independent panel advising the World Health Organization (WHO) stopped short of recommending taxing sugary drinks to reduce obesity on Friday after failing to reach a consensus. FILE PHOTO: A competitor prepares to go in front of judges at a casting call for the second season of the reality television programme “Dance Your Ass Off”, during which ...

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Psychiatric disorders shouldn't disqualify youth with severe obesity from weight loss surgery

WASHINGTON – (June 1, 2018) – Psychiatric disorders, a common comorbidity of severe obesity, especially for youth, should not disqualify an adolescent with severe obesity from bariatric surgery. According to a study published in Pediatrics, identifying anxiety, depressive disorders, ADHD, and eating disorders, while still a crucial pre-surgical evaluation step, had no predictive value for how much post-surgical weight loss ...

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