Weight-loss surgery can be a double-edged sword for obese women who want to shed pounds before becoming pregnant: New research shows it lowers the risk of some complications, but it may increase the risk of others.
A new national study finds that children in the United States with greater screen time usage at ages 9-10 are more likely to gain weight one year later.
An analysis of data from almost 2,000 UK adults who participated in a virtual weight-management support group during lockdown found that 1 in 4 (27%) lost a clinically meaningful amount of weight (5% or more of their body weight) within six weeks—which can bring substantial health benefits.
People who are successful at weight-loss maintenance spend less time sitting during the week and weekends compared to weight-stable individuals with obesity, according to a paper published online in Obesity. This is the first study to examine time spent in various sitting activities among weight-loss maintainers.
New research published this week challenges a popular belief that intermittent fasting diets such as alternate day fasting or the '5:2' are the most effective ways to lose weight.
People in the overweight or obese range who drank were found to be at greater risk of liver diseases compared with participants within a healthy weight range who consumed alcohol at the same level,
One of the most effective ways for patients with severe obesity to lose weight is through bariatric surgery, but it's not clear how often this option is raised.
In a finding that confirms what many suspect, a new study shows that teens who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or have a heart attack in their 30s and 40s.
Bariatric surgery can be a difficult decision for treating obesity, as patients and their doctors weigh the risks and side effects of the procedure against the benefits of the weight loss that usually follows. Heart disease adds another factor to the risk-benefit analysis. Is the surgery a good idea for people who already have cardiovascular problems?
The risk for severe COVID-19 leading to hospital admission and death is increased at a body mass index (BMI) of more than 23 kg/m2, according to a study published online April 28 in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology.