According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the percentage of overweight or obese persons in the U.
A report by pharmacy benefit manager, Express Scripts, revealed that more U.S. adults are taking prescription drugs than ever before, which accounted for $12 billion in additional spending during 2006 alone.
Obesity is a medical condition that is highly resistant to therapeutic interventions.
A blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels remains a key diagnostic tool in the diagnosis of prostate cancer.
A meta-analysis of obese intensive care unit (ICU) patients revealed that obese patients are no more likely to die than other patients while in the ICU; however, they are more likely to stay longer in the ICU and need mechanical ventilation for longer periods than other patients.
In the "no big surprise" category of clinical studies comes a result that was presented at a recent meeting of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity.
For many individuals--especially those who are morbidly obese--diet and exercise, even in combination with drug therapy, are usually not enough to achieve adequate weight loss.
Obesity has become an epidemic on a global scale and poses one of the biggest concerns to human health and well-being.