New research, published in Obesity, has found that people with obesity are not only stigmatised, but are blatantly dehumanised. Obesity is now very common in most of developed countries. Around one third of US adults and one quarter of UK adults are now medically defined as having obesity. However, obesity is a complex medical condition driven by genetic, environmental and social factors.
Premature mortality rates related to noncommunicable disease could be cut by as much as 31% by 2030 in some countries assuming a population without obesity, according to findings presented at the European Congress on Obesity.
The secret to whether or not you’re at risk for obesity could be partially locked into your genes at birth. Now, a team of researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School has developed a genome screening-based “polygenic score” to help quantify that future obesity risk.
The proportion of pregnant women with obesity (body mass index [BMI] above 30 kg/m2) has doubled over the past decade, from around 22% in 2010 to 44% in 2018, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK
A study conducted by Sarah Farabi, Ph.D., RN, while she was a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Teri Hernandez at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and School of Medicine in 2018 found that mild sleep apnea changed sugar levels during pregnancy and was connected to infant growth patterns related to increased risk of obesity.
Children and teenagers with obesity and severe obesity, in addition to other conditions, have an increased risk for premature heart disease, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in Circulation.
Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study.
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains.
At a time when more kids are overweight and obese than ever, why are soft drinks more popular than ever?
Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP—São Paulo Research Foundation.