Feeling heavy, light, or about right? Your genes may be to blame
7 hours ago
Do you feel overweight, about right, or too skinny? Your answer to that question may be tied to genes you inherited from your parents, especially if you are a female, according to a new study led by the University of Colorado ...
Some obese people show little evidence of diseases linked to unhealthy diets
11 hours ago
We know that excess weight, and especially obesity, can lead to heart disease and diabetes. But not all obese people have the same risk factors for disease. In fact, some extremely overweight people are actually "metabolically ...
Failure to identify obesity results in missed opportunity to intervene
Aug 30, 2016
Despite a growing epidemic, many medical providers fail to diagnose obesity in their patients and miss an opportunity to identify an important component of long-term health, according to a University of Rochester Medical ...
A few extra pounds can't hurt you—or can they?
Aug 29, 2016
Being overweight increases the chances of premature death, according to a USC researcher.
Researchers target gut bacteria to reduce weight gain
Aug 29, 2016
A new therapy that involves engineered gut bacteria may one day help reduce the health problems that come with obesity. Incorporating the engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected ...
20 cent school intervention stops unhealthy weight gain in children
Aug 27, 2016
A school intervention costing less than 20 cents per child has stopped unhealthy weight gain. The randomised study is presented at ESC Congress 2016 today by Ms Daniela Schneid Schuh, a nutritionist at the Institute of Cardiology ...
Risk of adolescents being overweight impacted by neighborhood education, income levels
Aug 25, 2016
A new Kaiser Permanente study found an increased risk for becoming overweight or obese among normal-weight 18-year-olds who lived in neighborhoods with lower education or income levels. The study, published today in Pediatric ...
Is a messed-up microbiome linked to obesity? New study casts doubt
Aug 23, 2016
For people with weight problems, news headlines in recent years may have brought relief, as researchers studying the microscopic creatures inside our bodies reported possible links between obesity and an out-of-whack balance ...
Umbilical cells shed light on how obesity may pass from mother to child
Aug 22, 2016
Scientists have long known that infants born to women who are obese show higher risks of obesity, but they don't fully understand what boosts those risks. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center now have demonstrated that umbilical ...
Low protein diets may improve blood sugar regulation in obesity
Aug 22, 2016
Diets that are very high in protein are linked to an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and high protein levels have been correlated to poor insulin regulation. However, few studies have investigated whether decreasing ...