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  • Obese children find it difficult to fit in car-safety seats
    ...Hundreds of thousands of young U.S. children cannot fit into standard car-safety seats because they are obese and they face the risk of even fatal injuries in the event of a crash, according to a study on obesity's widening impact, especially among children....
    The Earth Times - Mon, 03 Apr 2006 03:18 EST
  • Obese children prone to fractures
    ...Overweight children are more likely to suffer fractures than normal-weight peers, a study suggests....
    BBC - Tue, 06 Jun 2006 03:21 EST
  • Obese could have to forego priority NHS treatments
    ...LONDON - The obese and smoking citizens of Britain could be denied priority NHS treatment if a legislation, presently in front of the government is passed....
    The Earth Times - Thu, 28 Dec 2006 07:28 EST
  • Obese couples have tougher time having babies
    ...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obese couples have a more difficult time conceiving a baby than couples of normal weight, according to a study published on Tuesday identifying another consequence of putting on too much weight....
    Reuters - Wed, 07 Mar 2007 06:22 EST
  • Obese couples have tougher time having babies
    ...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obese couples have a more difficult time conceiving a baby than couples of normal weight, according to a study published on Tuesday identifying another consequence of putting on too much weight....
    Reuters - Wed, 07 Mar 2007 06:22 EST
  • Obese couples have tougher time having babies
    ...WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obese couples have a more difficult time conceiving a baby than couples of normal weight, according to a study published on Tuesday identifying another consequence of putting on too much weight....
    Reuters - Wed, 07 Mar 2007 06:22 EST
  • Obese Couples Risk Lower Fertility
    ...A couple trying to conceive may face an extra challenge when both the man and the woman are overweight or obese, new research suggests....
    WebMD - Tue, 06 Mar 2007 06:00 EST
  • Obese diabetics at high risk for kidney disease
    ...NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adults with type 1 diabetes who are obese, especially those who carry excess weight around the middle, are at increased risk for developing kidney disease, a study shows....
    Reuters - Sat, 09 Dec 2006 01:38 EST
  • Obese diabetics may be unrealistic about calories
    ...NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research suggests that obese adults with diabetes often say they eat less than they actually do -- a problem that can hinder management of the disease, according to researchers....
    Reuters - Fri, 08 Dec 2006 02:18 EST
  • Obese Employees Have Higher Medical Costs, Take More Sick Days Than Normal-Weight Workers, Study Says
    ...Obese employees each cost an additional $460 to $2,500 annually in medical expenditures and work absences compared with normal-weight workers, according to a new report published in the September/October issue of the... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Tue, 13 Sep 2005 09:00 EST
  • Obese European kids catching up with U.S. tots
    ...About half a million children in Europe are suffering classic middle-aged health problems because they are too fat, according to new estimates....
    MSNBC - Wed, 01 Jun 2005 11:13 EST
  • Obese face greater risk of prostate cancer death
    ...Obese men face an increased risk of dying from prostate cancer and doctors should be especially thorough when checking these patients for the disease, a new study suggests....
    MSNBC - Mon, 09 Jan 2006 04:15 EST
  • Obese football players face trouble, experts say
    ...The death of San Francisco 49ers lineman Thomas Herrion after a preseason game comes as little surprise because of size, obesity experts said Tuesday....
    MSNBC - Wed, 24 Aug 2005 02:14 EST
  • Obese football players face trouble, experts say
    ... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The death of San Francisco 49ers lineman Thomas Herrion after a preseason game comes as little surprise because of his size, obesity experts said on Tuesday....
    Reuters - Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:05 EST
  • Obese girls could face early puberty
    ...Washington, March 5 Girls who are obese at the age of three may reach puberty when they are nine, according to a study that says childhood obesity could be causing earlier puberty in girls....
    The Earth Times - Mon, 05 Mar 2007 01:41 EST
  • Obese Girls In Early Puberty At Risk For High Androgen Levels
    ...Obese girls in the early stages of puberty are at risk for having high levels of androgens (sometimes called "male hormones"), a condition that may lead to health problems later, write a team of researchers from the University of Virginia Health System....
    ScienceDaily - Mon, 28 Aug 2006 08:00 EST
  • Obese Girls Using Depo Provera More Likely To Gain Weight, Study Says
    ...Obese girls using depot medroxyprogesterone contraceptives, sold as Depo Provera, are more likely to gain weight than nonobese girls using oral contraceptives or nonhormonal contraceptives, according to a study published in the January edition of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Reuters Health reports... click link for more info....
    MedicalNewsToday - Wed, 25 Jan 2006 08:00 EST
  • Obese have higher heart risk, but better outcome
    ... NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Obese individuals are at increased risk for suffering a heart attack or other "acute coronary syndrome" (ACS), but because they are treated more aggressively than their lean counterparts, their outcomes are actually better, new research suggests....
    Reuters - Fri, 11 Aug 2006 10:30 EST
  • Obese in despair about their size
    ...Two-thirds of overweight women say they feel that life is not worth living because of their size, a survey reveals....
    BBC - Thu, 30 Jun 2005 05:28 EST
  • Obese Kidney Transplant Patients Twice As Likely To Die In The First Year Or Suffer Organ Failure
    ...Six percent of obese kidney transplant patients die in the first year and 14 percent suffer transplant failures. The figures for non obese patients are three percent and eight percent. Experts from seven university hospitals in the Netherlands studied 2067 patients. Their finding appear in the November issue of Transplant International....
    ScienceDaily - Tue, 26 Dec 2006 10:00 EST