Obesity related sleep apnea leads to health risks that may be best treated by weight loss (dailyRx News) With obstructive sleep apnea, breathing pauses during sleep. The condition, which is tied to obesity, can lead to serious health problems. Weight loss, however, may lower the risk for some of these health problems. About one in…

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Obesity risk affected by altitude in study of US military service members (dailyRx News) Breathing the fresh mountain air might not just be good for the psyche; that altitude may also be good for the waistline. A new study, which focused on US military service members, compared overweight service members in high altitudes and low…

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Overweight and obesity in mothers linked to increased fetal and infant deaths (dailyRx News) Being overweight has a wide range of health implications. One new study looked at how a pregnant women’s weight may affect the child they carry. The researchers found a significant link between a mother’s pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI), a measure…

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High obesity rates show no major change in the United States (dailyRx News) Getting people to trim down is one of the most urgent disease-fighting and overall good health goals of our times. With only limited progress on that front, the weight loss battle continues. Many adults, youths and toddlers still were carrying more weight…

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