Obesity affects one in 10 worldwide – study

first_imgHealthInternationalLifestylePrint Obesity affects one in 10 worldwide – study by: Associated Free Press – June 12, 2017 Share Sharing is caring! This file photo taken on August 19, 2009 shows two women walk at the 61st Montgomery County Agricultural Fair Gaithersburg, Maryland. A The number of obese people has more than doubled in 73 countries since 1980 and has continued to rise in other countries, leading to a large increase in related diseases, according to a wide-scale study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a conference in Stockholm on June 12, 2017. (Photo: AFP)WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese, with weight-related health problems claiming millions of lives every year, according to a major new global study released on Monday.Conducted in 195 countries over a 35-year period, the study published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented at a conference in Stockholm is billed as the most comprehensive research to date on the subject.Obesity numbers more than doubled in 73 countries since the study launch in 1980, triggering a surge in related diseases in what the study authors described as “a growing and disturbing global public health crisis.”In 2015, 107.7 million children and 603.7 million adults worldwide were obese.Even though the obesity rate in children remained lower than among adults, it had grown at a faster rate during the 35-year study period, the report said.Four million deaths in 2015 were linked to having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 24.5, indicating a person is overweight, or of 30 or more, indicating obesity. BMI is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by their height in centimetres squared.Of those deaths, more than 40 per cent involved people deemed non-obese — indicating that being overweight, even without being obese, is leading to millions of premature deaths.More than two-thirds of deaths linked to a raised BMI were attributed to cardiovascular diseases, marking a sharp increase since 1990.“People who shrug off weight gain do so at their own risk — risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and other life-threatening conditions,” said Dr Christopher Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington in Seattle, one of the authors of the study.“Those half-serious New Year’s resolutions to lose weight should become year-round commitments to lose weight and prevent future weight gain,” he said. Tweetcenter_img Share Share 22 Views   no discussionslast_img read more

Swing for Habitat golf fundraiser set Oct. 4

first_img Fenceviewer Staff Bio Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Registration for the four-person scramble tournament is $75 and includes coffee, doughnuts, cart, a box lunch from Colonel’s Deli and a free Habitat gift.Win a car with a hole-in-one sponsored by Darling’s Auto Mall, Ellsworth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textParticipating golfers also are eligible for prizes valued at more than $2,500.A live raffle, including donated items and a 50/50 cash prize, will be conducted immediately following the tournament.There are several ways in which businesses and the general public can participate:A corporate sponsorship will be heralded on a company’s banner at the clubhouse during the event.A hole sponsorship will be prominently displayed at a tee box or green for all the golfers to see.Registrations for individuals or four-person teams will be taken through Friday, September 26.According to Kelley Ellsworth, Hancock County Habitat’s executive director, “Funds raised through Habitat’s annual golf tournament will help purchase materials such as nails, wood, windows and insulation; but most importantly, each contribution brings another family one step closer to realizing their dream of a simple, decent place to live.”All proceeds will benefit Habitat’s 18th home built in partnership with the Combs family, which is scheduled to be completed in Sedgwick later this fall.Founded in 1989, Hancock County Habitat’s primary program is partnering with economically disadvantaged families to build homes and provide the benefits of homeownership.Through the use of volunteer labor and donations, the affiliate is able to build market-quality housing with the homeowner investing 200 hours of their own “sweat equity” in the project.  The completed home is then sold to the partner family at below market cost, with Habitat financing the home for 25 years under a zero interest mortgage.For more information, please call Hancock County Habitat for Humanity at 667-8484. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Habitat for Humanity’s 13th annual Swing for Habitat golf fundraiser has been scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, (rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 5) at the historic Northeast Harbor Golf Club on Mount Desert Island. Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more

Naomi Osaka splits with coach Sascha Bajin after breakthrough year

first_imgDespite her success alongside Bajin, Osaka confirmed the pair have parted ways on Twitter.”I will no longer be working together with Sascha,” Osaka wrote. “I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future.” Australian Open 2019: Naomi Osaka defeats Petra Kvitova to claim 2nd straight grand slam title Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future.— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) February 11, 2019Osaka, who withdrew from this week’s Qatar Open due to a back injury, has not yet announced a replacement for Bajin.He replied to Osaka on Twitter by saying: “Thank you Naomi. I wish you nothing but the best as well. What a ride it was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.”Thank you Naomi I wish you nothing but the best as well. What a ride that was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.— sascha Bajin (@BigSascha) February 11, 2019 Naomi Osaka has split with coach Sascha Bajin, the world No. 1 announced Monday.Bajin became the first recipient of the WTA Coach of the Year award after helping Osaka take her game to new heights in a breakthrough year in 2018. Osaka claimed the first WTA title of her career at Indian Wells in March, defeating Maria Sharapova, Karolina Pliskova and Simona Halep en route to the title. Osaka secured her first grand slam title at the US Open, beating Serena Williams in a final.The 21-year-old added the Australian Open to her growing list of honors in January and consequently topped the world rankings for the first time in her career. Related Newslast_img read more