Weight loss, in the context of medicine, health, or physical fitness, refers to a reduction of the total body mass, due to a mean loss of fluid, body fat or adipose tissue and/or lean mass, namely bone mineral deposits, muscle, tendon, and other connective tissue. Weight loss can either occur unintentionally due to malnourishment or an underlying disease or arise from a conscious effort to improve an actual or perceived overweight or obese state. Intentional weight loss is commonly referred to as slimming. Unintentional weight loss may result from loss of body fats, loss of body fluids, muscle atrophy, or even a combination of these. It is generally regarded as a medical problem when at least 10% of a person's body weight has been lost in six months.
Over 60 percent of U.S. adult women are overweight, according to 2007 estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Just over one-third of overweight adult women are obese. Obesity increases weight, reduces physical movements, and also brings in slowness in emotional and mental activities. Overweight can result in frustration. Depression is often associated with excess weight gain. Obesity may result in heart problems, diabetes or blood pressure. Obesity because of physical problems like improper functioning of Endocrine system such as thyroid disorders. New trends in weightloss management include: Yogasanas, Sun salutation is very effective for obesity reduction, Regular exercise like running, swimming etc.
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Scope and Importance:
Unlike diet alone, exercise can prevent or even reverse the effects of certain diseases. Exercise lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, which may prevent a heart attack. In addition, if you exercise, you lower your risk of developing certain types of cancers such as colon and breast cancer. Exercise is also known to help contribute to a sense of confidence and well-being, thus possibly lowering rates of anxiety and depression.
This new Market data report presents a wrap-up of 2014 performance for the U.S. weight loss market. The value of the market actually declined by 1.1% to $59.8 billion, largely as a result of slumping diet soft drink sales, and flat performance in most other market segments—including the large chains. The market is forecast to grow by 1.4% this year, as the DIY dieting trend continues.
International symposium and workshops:
1. 17th Obesity Conference
May 25 - 26, 2015, London, UK
2. 8th Diabetes & Obesity Riga
July 2-3, 2015, Riga, LATIVIA
3. 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference
June 29- July 2, 2015, San Diego, USA
February 29-March 02, 2016 Philadelphia, USA
2. 5th Childhood Obesity Conference
May 12-14, 2016 Chicago, USA
November 28-30, 2016 San Antonio, USA
September 29-October 1, 2016 Toronto, Canada
August 08-10, 2016 Toronto, Canada
6. 13th Diabetes Conference
August 08-10, 2016 Birmingham, UK
September 14-16, 2015 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
November 03-05, 2015 Valencia, Spain
June 23-25, 2016 New Orleans, USA
July 11-13, 2016 Brisbane, Australia
11. The XIII Obesity Conference
May 1-4, 2016 Vancouver, BC
12. 8th Diabetes and Obesity Conference
July 2-3, 2015 Riga, Latvia
13. 8th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference
June 29- July 2, 2015, San Diego, USA
Relevant Society and Associations
1. European Association for the Study of Obesity
2. Association for the Study of Obesity
3. World Obesity Federation
4. The Obesity Society
5. Association of obesity with anxiety, depression and emotional well-being: a community survey
6. All India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity
7. Associations of obesity with socioeconomic and lifestyle factors in middle-aged and elderly men: European Male Aging Study
8. Stronger associations of obesity with prehypertension and hypertension in young women than in young men
9. Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity
10. International Association for the Study of Obesity
1. Fierce Pharma
3. Arena Pharmaceuticals
5. Orexigen Therapeutics
6. Food and Beverage Marketing
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