Children who are genetically predisposed to overweight, due to common gene variants, can still lose weight by changing their diet and exercise habits, according to a new study.
Weight cycling is associated with a higher risk of death, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
New research supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant.
Researchers have called obesity an epidemic, and many are working hard to develop a solution. But is there a single answer? New research suggests that obesity takes different shapes and that the same approach will not work for everyone.
Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death.
Women who are overweight or have obesity have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) before age 50 as women who have what is considered a ‘normal’ BMI, according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.
Researchers from the US and Switzerland have reported the outcomes from a large study examining new ways to measure obesity. The study looked at both the metabolome and the genome, and their relationship to BMI, and who is at an elevated risk of developing obesity-related complications.
As the number of Americans with acid reflux grows, a study by researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says invasive procedures to treat those who don't respond to medication should be done for select patients.
If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you’re far from alone. It’s estimated that 20 percent of the population of the United States suffers from some degree of GERD/reflux disease, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).
The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain.