Obesity is about much more than an unhealthy lifestyle
Sep 22, 2017
Despite an abundance of evidence illustrating that weight gain is caused by a complex cocktail of factors, obesity is often solely attributed to poor individual lifestyle choices – such as diet and exercise.
Study finds solving obesity epidemic can start at home
Sep 21, 2017
Fighting the wave of adolescent obesity in New Zealand could be as simple as establishing family rules and routines around food consumption and limiting screen time, a new University of Otago study has found.
Odds for weight loss are stacked against children who are obese early on
Sep 20, 2017
The pudge on toddlers that some dismiss as "baby fat" is not a passing phase for some children.
Experts explain what parents should know about pediatric obesity
Sep 19, 2017
Contrary to what many people think, childhood obesity doesn't just happen if a child eats too much and exercises too little. Sure, proper nutrition and physical activity are crucial to anyone's health, but there are many ...
Taking a break from dieting may improve weight loss
Sep 19, 2017
Avoiding continuous dieting may be the key to losing weight and keeping the kilos off, the latest University of Tasmania research shows.
Is metabolically healthy obesity a worthwhile initial medical goal?
Sep 15, 2017
Worldwide, nearly one in three individuals is obese. As a consequence, increasing numbers of people suffer from diseases associated with morbid overweight, including diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack or stroke. ...
How everyday language casually stigmatises obesity – and what to do about it
Sep 14, 2017
Obesity is a highly stigmatised condition. Those with obesity are frequently subject to prejudice and ridicule at home, school, work and even from health care professionals. Every day, they face social rejection and are deemed ...
Regular weigh-ins may help prevent college weight gain
Sep 11, 2017
(HealthDay)—No one likes looking at their weight on a scale every day, but that may be just the trick that college students need to ward off the dreaded "Freshman 15," a new study suggests.
Living near fast food outlets linked to weight gain in primary school children
Sep 11, 2017
Children with greater access to fast food outlets are more likely to gain weight compared to those living further away, new research suggests.
Health of more than half of US adults affected by obesity
Sep 06, 2017
Considering weight across the life course, the prevalence of obesity among adults in the US rises considerably, suggesting that the effects on population health may be even more pervasive than previously understood, according ...