Tag Archives: obesity

Obesity map reveals more than 35 percent of people in nine US states are dangerously overweight 

Obesity map of the US reveals more than 35% of people in nine states are dangerously overweight Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and West Virginia all have adult obesity rates of at least 35%  Prevalence ranged from 23% in Colorado to 39.5% in West Virginia, Mississippi Middle-age adults between ages 45… Read More »

New study prompts questions about diabetes and obesity within Black churches

Diabetes and obesity rates could possibly have a correlation with church-going among African Americans a new study suggests. The findings of the Duke University study released last month in the Journal of Religion and Health highlight two main conclusions: Black Americans who are Baptist are more likely to have diabetes than those who are Catholic… Read More »

Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia

Tens of thousands of people in Ireland are currently living with dementia. Stock picture Hearing loss and obesity among 12 factors that fuel dementia Independent.ie Twelve lifestyle choices and conditions that fuel dementia have been identified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the most definitive list ever of how to avoid mental decline in… Read More »