People who are 30 pounds or more overweight may want to slim down a bit even if they don't have high blood pressure or any other heart disease risk, according to scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
A new study indicates that weight-loss surgery is cost-effective over 10 years and can save healthcare systems money over a lifetime.
The liver is the largest organ in the body and sits across the upper part of your digestive system. Following this diet will reduce the size of your liver making the surgery easier and less likeely to have complications.
Teenagers who are obese may be doing irreparable damage to their bones, according to a new study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute's (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. Women who are overweight or obese are less likely than normal-weight women to use the birth control pill and other hormonal contraceptive methods.
Bariatric (weight-loss) surgery can reduce the risk of developing serious health conditions such as heart attacks and type 2 diabetes, as well improve existing conditions, according to a new study published in PLOS Medicine.
New research shows that environmental and lifestyle factors have greatest effects on obesity in those who also carry the most obesity genes
Eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy could alter the population of gut microbiota in offspring, which may have negative implications for nutrition and development. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Genome Medicine
Obesity was found to be more prevalent in patients with a history of cancer than in the general population, and survivors of colorectal and breast cancers were particularly affected