Obesity per se is associated with an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD), say US researchers in a large-scale meta-analysis combining genetic and epidemiological data, thus underlining the importance of weight loss.
Girls who gain weight more rapidly between the ages of 5 and 15 are more likely to be obese at age 24, according to researchers.
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.