childhood obesity

Childhood obesity: risk factors and prevention

The factors that contribute to overweight and obesity are complex, but one pattern is clear: having obesity during childhood increases the likelihood of having...
obesity-appetite

Anti-obesity drug acts on brain’s appetite control system

A drug that targets the appetite control system in the brain could bring about significant weight loss in people with clinical obesity, according to...
New hope to fight genetics related obesity

New hope to fight gene-determined obesity

Around 2 to 6 percent of all people with obesity develop the condition in early childhood. Obesity-causal mutations in one of the 'appetite genes' gives...
Weight loss after stomach

Weight loss after stomach-narrowing surgery eases chronic knee pain

A new report finds that extremely obese people who have a band surgically strapped around their stomachs to restrict food intake not only lose...
Carbon dioxide gas injections could reduce belly fat

Carbon dioxide gas injections could reduce belly fat

Technique is safe but needs to be optimized for longer-lasting results The first randomized, controlled trial testing carbon dioxide gas injections (carboxytherapy) to reduce belly...
Why is it harder for females to gain weight

Why is it harder for females to gain weight?

For years, scientists have observed that when male and female mice eat the same high-fat diet, the males gain significantly more weight than the...
Improving your metabolism to lose weight fast

Improving your metabolism to lose weight fast

Here's how to take control of your cravings and lose weight for good by improving your gut health. You're not alone! Right now, you've got...
Weight loss may hurt bone health

Weight loss may hurt bone health

In a new study, researchers find that weight loss can result in worsening bone density, bone architecture and bone strength. The results are published in...
Larger waistlines linked to higher risk of vitamin D deficiency

Larger waistlines linked to higher risk of vitamin D deficiency

Higher levels of belly fat are associated with lower vitamin D levels in obese individuals, according to new research. The study reports that vitamin D...
How exercise beats obesity later in life

How exercise beats obesity later in life

If you're up there in age and feel like you can coast as a couch potato, you may want to reconsider. A new study suggests,...
Weight-loss surgery improves lives and saves money

Weight-loss surgery improves lives and saves money

A new BJS (British Journal of Surgery) study indicates that weight-loss surgery is cost-effective over 10 years and can save healthcare systems money over...
I’m not overweight

I’m not overweight, so why do I need to eat healthy foods?

We all have that one friend whose eating habits and body shape simply don’t add up. While enjoying the unhealthiest of meals and a sedentary...

A healthy diet is better for people at high genetic risk for obesity

The benefits of sticking to a healthy diet to prevent long term weight gain are greater in people at high genetic risk for obesity...
Learn about obesity and cancer risk

Learn about obesity and cancer risk

Doctors can’t always explain why one person gets cancer and another doesn’t. But research has shown that certain risk factors may increase a person’s chance...
Soaking in hot tub is good for obese women

Soaking in hot tub is good for obese women

According to new research, obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be able to improve their health outlook with a particularly enjoyable form...

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8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

8 ways to lose belly fat and live a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...
From 275 to 155 a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

From 275 to 155: a physician shares her weight loss story and tips

Dr. Patricia Happel grew up in a family where obesity and unhealthy habits were common. One grandfather used to hide his heart medication in a...
5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

5 most popular supplements for weight loss success

Losing weight and keeping it off with diet and exercise alone can be hard, no matter how active and athletic you are. But there are...
3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

3 tips for the ultimate weight-loss breakfast

I love breakfast. It is exceptionally rare for me to miss breakfast, and when I do, I am in a prickly mood most of the...
Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

Sugar substitute (aspartame) may prevent, not help with, weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute (aspartame) might not help...