Saturday, February 9th, 2013 at 12:15 PM
Obesity now affects 17 percent of all children and adolescents in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s triple the rate from just one generation ago.
A New Jersey Childhood Obesity Study found 40 percent of Vineland children between ages 6 and 11 are overweight, compared to 21 percent nationally.
Almost 90 percent of children aren’t eating enough vegetables. Majority of the children aren’t physically active for at least 60 minutes a day. This unhealthy reality has long-term consequences, too.
As weight increases so do the risks for coronary heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon), hypertension (high blood pressure), stroke, liver and gallbladder disease, sleep apnea and respiratory problems and gynecological problems. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, February 4th, 2013 at 1:33 PM
Researchers have attempted exploring the relationships among sleep disturbances, glucose tolerance, and pregnancy outcomes.
Four validated sleep questionnaires were administered to 169 pregnant women at the time of 50-g oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT) during the second trimester. Pregnancy outcomes were analyzed in 108 women with normal glucose tolerance (NGT).
Almost 41% of the participants had excessive daytime sleepiness ; 64% had poor sleep quality; 25% snored frequently; 29% had increased risk of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB); 52% experienced short sleep (SS); 19% had both increased SDB risk and Short sleep; and 14% had daytime dysfunction. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 at 12:19 PM
A recently concluded research has revealed that people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea but not diabetes have the same quantum of heart risks as those with both diabetes and the breathing disorder.
Romanian researchers examined the arterial function of 20 people without diabetes who had moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea, 20 people with diabetes and OSA, and 20 healthy individuals.
After analysing how well their arteries were able to function through a series of tests, the researchers found that all participants with OSA had stiffer arteries than those without the condition, regardless of whether or not they were diabetic . In addition, arterial stiffness was similar in both the non-diabetic OSA and diabetic OSA groups. Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, December 31st, 2011 at 3:04 PM
If you are suffering from the deadly sleep disorder called the obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) then you’re not breathing properly while you sleep because your airflow is blocked repeatedly throughout the night.
Almost one in four men and one in ten women suffer from sleep apnea. There are three different types of sleep apnea but obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the most common. And it goes hand-in-hand with type 2 diabetes.
Among all of the sleep disorders, OSA has the strongest association with type 2 diabetes. That’s even taking into account other risk factors, such as weight, sex and age.
The main risk factor for OSA is obesity. Excess weight deposits extra fat around the thorax, reducing chest compliance and functional capacity, while increasing oxygen demand. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 7:52 PM
Losing weight reduces the risk factors for many diseases, especially cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. Shedding just 10 pounds, for example, can lower blood pressure. Weight loss also lowers blood sugar and improves cholesterol levels.
Now, it looks like a new benefit can be added to the list. Losing weight can reduce urinary incontinence in women who are overweight or obese. In a randomized trial funded by the National Institutes of Health, moderate weight loss in a group of heavy women who undertook a six-month diet and exercise program cut the frequency of urinary incontinence episodes by nearly a half.
Urinary incontinence affects more than 13 million women in the United States. It not only causes inconvenience and emotional stress, it also raises the risk of falls, fractures, and nursing home admissions. Obesity has long been associated with urinary leakage in women, but until now, there’s been little research to confirm that losing weight would help reverse the problem — or to suggest how much weight loss would be needed. Read the rest of this entry
Sunday, September 25th, 2011 at 11:26 PM
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common yet underdiagnosed condition. The aim of our study is to test whether prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in extremely obese (BMI [greater than or equal to] 40 kg/m2) subjects.
One hundred and thirty seven consecutive extremely obese patients (99 females) from a controlled clinical trial [MOBIL-study (Morbid Obesity treatment, Bariatric surgery versus Intensive Lifestyle intervention Study) (ClinicalTrials.gov number NCT00273104)] underwent somnography with Embletta(R) and a 2-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). Read the rest of this entry
Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at 11:12 PM
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, more than 45 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder that causes a person to briefly and repeatedly stop breathing during sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a debilitating, often life-threatening sleep disorder an estimated 800 thousand patients are being diagnosed with OSA per year in the USA and approximately 10% being treated.According to Jim Boyle a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Sleep Disorder Specialist with 20 years clinical experience has treated hundreds of OSA suffers and is the genesis behind NuLungs.com. People with untreated sleep apnea are more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, congestive heart failure and Type II diabetes. Boyle founded the Company to offer a convenient and cost effective alternative to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea patients. Read the rest of this entry
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 at 8:11 PM
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with obesity, insulin resistance (IR) and diabetes. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) rapidly mitigates OSA in obese subjects but its metabolic effects are not well-characterized.
The researchers postulated that CPAP will decrease IR, ghrelin and resistin and increase adiponectin levels in this setting.
In a pre- and post-treatment, within-subject design, insulin and appetite-regulating hormones were assayed in 23 20 obese subjects with OSA before and after 6 months of CPAP use. Primary outcome measures included glucose, insulin, and IR levels.
Other measures included ghrelin, leptin, adiponectin and resistin levels. Body weight change were recorded and used to examine the lationship between glucose regulation and appetite-regulating hormones. Read the rest of this entry
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 at 9:56 PM
Men who have type 2 diabetes in addition to obstructive sleep apnea seem to benefit from a regular exercise regimen, a new study has found.
Greater endurance from consistent physical activity can significantly boost survival rates for men with both conditions, researchers found. The findings are significant since the prevalence of sleep apnea, which commonly occurs in people with diabetes and high blood pressure, is on the rise, the study authors noted.
“Recent findings suggest that patients with sleep apnea have an increased risk of dying of any cause compared with individuals without sleep apnea,” study co-author Dr. Skikha Khosla, an endocrinologist at the Washington, D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center and George Washington University, said in a news release from the Endocrine Society. Read the rest of this entry
Monday, June 6th, 2011 at 7:59 PM
SleepApneaDisorder/[ Press Release]/ Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Childhood obesity in Pennsylvania is at 29.7% according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Pennsylvania weight loss problems mount as the state will pay $4.138 billion in annual medical costs of obesity.
One in three children are overweight or obese. If one’s child is overweight or obese, would they give them HCG weight loss? BMI (Body Mass Index) greater than 30 = obesity.
Childhood obesity has increased over 300% in the past 30 years according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control). Obesity among children aged 6 to 11 years increased from 6.5% in 1980 to 19.6% in 2008. Obesity among adolescents aged 12 to 19 years increased from 5.0% to 18.1% during the same time period. Read the rest of this entry