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Fat Ireland forecasts no surprise to obesity experts

Ireland's growing weight problem is linked to a range of causes including generations of over-eating following historic poverty, experts said Thursday, after a study indicated it would become one of Europe's ...

Genetic factors may affect exercise benefit

Resistance exercise has well-known health benefits, but the magnitude of those benefits may differ according to an individual's genetic make-up. Women with a high genetic risk of obesity may benefit less ...

Why some of us are fat, and others aren't

The obesity epidemic is not an American phenomenon. About 37 percent of the world's adults are overweight or obese, and no nation has been able to claim even a tiny reversal in the trend in the last 33 years.

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