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Old April 27th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #1
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Default More Weight Equals Longer Hospital Stays -- Sociologists Weigh In On

January 1, 2009 — Sociologists found a direct relationship between obesity and duration and frequency of hospital stays,exercise straps. Researchers found that, on average, obese persons stayed one and a half days longer than those with normal weight. Sociologists attribute the connection to disease--46 percent of obese adults have high blood pressure. Obesity is also linked to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other illnesses. The researchers also note that the longer a person has been obese, the more likely their hospital stay is lengthened.The numbers on our nation's scales are going up. A recent study puts Mississippi at the top of the list with the highest rate of adult obesity in the country. New research shows how extra weight is adding up to longer hospital stays.Annette Armstead knows what it takes to stay healthy. Before she started exercising, she weighed 225 pounds."I was tired of people telling fat jokes," said Armstead. &quot,suspension straps;I was in pain all the time. I was so heavy that my knees would give out on me, and I was always falling down."Obesity is linked with increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other illnesses."I had problems with arthritis and different health problems, and everything they were saying [indicated] I was too heavy and I needed to lose weight," Armstead said, A new study by sociologists at Purdue University found obesity also leads to more frequent and longer hospital stays."Obese people, on average, stay at least one to one and a half days longer than a normal-weight individual," said Ken Ferraro, Ph.D., a sociologist at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.The main reason for extra hospitalizations is disease,trx force tactical. Forty-six percent of obese adults in the study had high blood pressure, and obese adults who have been overweight since childhood and carried extra weight into adulthood pay the highest price for being heavy."The longer the person is obese, the longer their stay in the hospital," Dr. Ferraro said.Tackling obesity at a young age is crucial to staying out of the hospital later on."If you can tell other people that you're on a diet, a lot of them actually might help you to stay on that diet, but if you're silent to your friends, then obviously they can't support you,trx fitness anywhere," Dr. Ferraro advised.Armstead credits her weight loss to diet and exercise and has never felt better."I feel healthier at 55 than I did at 25," she said. Childhood Cancer Survivors May Have Low Birth Weight Children Government Dismisses Complaint That Catholic Church Violated Political Participation Law By Opposing Mexico City Abortion-Rights Measure
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