Should obesity be recognized as a disease?
With obesity now affecting almost a third (29%) of the population in England, and expected to rise to 35% by 2030, should we now recognise
Ancient survival mechanism may contribute to obesity epidemic
New research on mice suggests that a mechanism that likely evolved to prevent starvation could be contributing to obesity. New research reveals a ‘brake’ mechanism
Hundreds of obese kids getting specialist diabetes care
LONDON: Hundreds of children and young people are receiving specialist treatment for obesity-related Type 2 diabetes, figures show. Some 745 under-25s were treated in paediatric
This is the No. 1 most obese state in America
Obesity is costly — both on an individual and societal level. According to data from the CDC, obesity has risen “significantly” in the past decade.
Pro-obesity environment and genes could explain big rise in body weight
Some people are more likely to put on weight than others because of their genes. However, genetic difference does not explain the significant rise in
Obesity: How diet changes the brain and promotes overeating
Scientists have implicated specific neurons in the lateral hypothalamic area, a region involved in survival mechanisms such as food intake, in signaling to the brain
Artificial light during sleep puts women at risk of obesity
There is a close link between lifestyle choices, such as diet and exercise, and a person’s weight. Researchers now identify another factor as they report
I’m obese. I want a healthy lifestyle. But it’s often inaccessible to disabled people like me.
I’m at the doctor’s office watching him study my chart when a frown crinkles his cheeks. He looks up, and I know what he’s about
We need to do a lot more on obesity
European Obesity Day, celebrated every May, brings people together to raise awareness and increase knowledge about obesity and other diseases it can lead to. The
Kids of less-educated moms at higher obesity risk
Children of poorly-educated mothers face higher risk of obesity than those whose mothers are well-educated, suggests a new study. For the study, published in Paediatric and Perinatal