NSAIDs May Slow Breast Ca in Obese Women

(MedPage Today) — Obese women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer had a 52% lower risk of recurrence when they reported regular use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. MedPage Today OB/Gyn

NICE: ‘Obese should be prescribed slimming clubs’

“GPs told to prescribe £100 slimming courses for millions of obese patients,” the Daily Mail reports. The news is based on new guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) that aim to encourage sustainable weight loss in the obese; “lose a little, and keep it off”. The guidance is mainly aimed […]

Obese 11-year-old girls ‘get lower school grades’

“Study links obesity in teenage girls with lower academic results,” BBC News reports. Previous studies have reported that child and adolescent obesity has a wide variety of adverse consequences in both the short and long term. A large study of UK secondary school pupils has now looked at whether being overweight or obese at the […]