US Deaths from Obesity Underestimated

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Obesity kills far more US men and women than previously believed, a new study says. Researchers associated 18.2% of premature deaths in the US with excessive body mass—a value almost 4-fold higher than previous estimates. The new estimate, published online last week in the American Journal of Public Health, was based on an analysis of […]

The American Medical Association Declares Obesity A Disease

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In a landmark decision that could have a dramatic impact on the lives of millions of Americans, the American Medical Association voted Tuesday to officially recognize obesity as a disease, drawing a clear distinction between what has long been regarded as a consequence of lifestyle and a medical illness. “Recognizing obesity as a disease will […]

Building Imaging Equipment For A Heavier Patient Population

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The US and global population is getting heavier, and according to the World Health Organization, worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980. With the upsurge in the obese population and bariatric surgeries that hospitals have experienced in the last 18 months, equipment manufacturers like Omega Medical Imaging have started redesigning and catering to the needs of […]