In addition to racial/ethnic discrimination, survey respondents reported discrimination based on education, income level, weight, sex, and age. Ethicists play a major role in applying methodological and theoretical tools to respond effectively to this problem.
In patients with clinical heart failure and low B-type natriuretic peptide levels, the authors found these patients usually are young and obese, with higher ejection fraction and better renal function.
A randomized clinical trial comparing time-restricted eating with a 16-hour fasting interval to a structured three-meal-per-day control group resulted in equivalent weight loss in both groups and no reduction in metabolic markers in either group.
Intermittent fasting, which once was strictly in the purview of religion and health fads, has undergone a rapid increase in scientific interest. Studies now demonstrate the positive impact that various methods of intermittent fasting can have on overall health.
New research revealed that some emergency contraceptives might not be effective for women at higher body weights. Evidence suggests that levonorgestrel emergency contraception may have reduced effectiveness in individuals who weigh 165 pounds or more, and possibly no effectiveness for those who weigh 176 pounds or more.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force evaluated the risks and benefits of interventions for weight loss and weight loss maintenance to prevent complications from obesity and found a moderate net benefit from weight loss-intensive behavioral interventions.
With cardiovascular disease now the leading cause of death for women, the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have issued a joint advisory to help women lower their risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Results from a large retrospective study of women undergoing cervical cancer screening indicate that overweight and obese women had an increased risk of cervical cancer compared to normal weight women.