U.S. pays a hefty price for obesity
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(HealthDay)—A U.S. adult who is "healthy" but obese could eventually cost society tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and lost wages, a new study estimates.
Smoking during pregnancy linked to childhood obesity
2 hours ago
Children born to mothers who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to be overweight or obese than if the mother did not according to research from the University of Aberdeen.
Weight loss for adults at any age leads to cost savings, study suggests
10 hours ago
Helping an adult lose weight leads to significant cost savings at any age, with those savings peaking at age 50, suggests a new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health study.
Prenatal weight talks are easier with props
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Significant improvements in communication between providers and patients surrounding gestational weight gain during prenatal care were found using a new combination of education and a tracking tool in a study by the Mother ...
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. ...