Former UK prime minister Tony Blair has called for more taxes on junk food to tackle the UK's obesity crisis.
Obesity has already been associated with a number of adverse health conditions and can interfere with a person's quality of life. A new study, presented at the 2023 Annual Meeting of The Menopause Society in Philadelphia, September 27–30, suggests that in addition to these other problems, it may also worsen a woman's menopause symptoms and limit the amount of relief she gets from hormone therapy (HT).
The early treatment of obesity in children is effective in both the short and long term, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report in a study published in The International Journal of Obesity.
Tirzepatide more effective in blood sugar control and body weight loss than semaglutide, shows meta-analysis
A new meta-analysis combining 22 studies, to be presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) in Hamburg, Germany (2–6 October), shows that tirzepatide is superior to semaglutide for both control of blood sugar and in terms of amount of body weight lost by patients.
A new study has found people who sleep badly are also more likely to be obese.
Obesity surgery is associated with a 40% lower risk of hematological cancer.
More children with overweight move to a healthier weight over two years than do children with obesity, according to a study published online Sept. 20 in PLOS ONE.
Our findings suggest that long-lasting brain adaptations occur in individuals with obesity, which could affect eating behavior.
The prevalence of overweight and obesity has risen dramatically over the last 25 years, and it is well-established that elevated BMI can contribute to several cardio-metabolic conditions.
Eighty percent of adolescents with excess weight carry it into adulthood, with potentially dire consequences for their health and longevity.