An innovative new way of providing personal behavioural guidance to children and young adults could play a crucial role in tackling the ongoing obesity epidemic. The EU SPLENDID project, which is being coordinated ...
A new study shows that poor sleep quality is strongly associated with mood disturbance and lower quality of life among people with extreme obesity.
In Mexico, overweight or obese children could suffer a step back in life expectancy by up to 10 years.
(HealthDay)—Severely obese teens are at increased risk for a host of serious health problems as adults, including asthma, kidney disease and sleep disorders, according to a new study.
Less 'brown fat' could help explain why a fifth of the world's population is highly susceptible to type 2 diabetes
Lower amounts of brown adipose tissue (BAT, or 'brown fat') could help explain why south Asians—who make up a fifth of the world's population—have an exceptionally high susceptibility to developing metabolic problems ...
(HealthDay)—In recent decades obesity has reached epidemic levels in many countries, but the struggle to shed those pounds is nothing new—as exemplified by the case of the 27th U.S. president.
President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to tax sugary drinks to curb Mexico's obesity epidemic earned him praise Tuesday from New York's mayor and health advocates but soda makers slammed it as ineffective.
Obesity raises the chances of complications and medical interventions in childbirth. But a new study by Oxford University shows the risks are not the same for all obese women.
Schoolchildren suffering from obesity are at higher risk of developing psychological problems than their slimmer counterparts, according to new research.
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have clarified in rodent and test tube experiments the role that inflammation plays in type 2 diabetes, and revealed a possible molecular target for treating ...
China's young adults are gaining more weight and exercising less than their elders, local media said on Tuesday, underscoring the fast-developing country's growing struggle with modern health problems.
Mexico has surpassed the United States in levels of adult obesity, though the country remains far below levels found in some island nations and parts of the Middle East.
(HealthDay)—Although Americans are exercising more, the obesity epidemic continues to expand, University of Washington researchers report.
(Medical Xpress)—In order to get a better understanding of these effects, researchers from the Inserm cardiovascular, metabolism, diabetology and nutrition unit (U1060 " Laboratoire de recherche en cardiovasculaire, métabolisme, ...
The number of children admitted to hospital for problems related to obesity in England and Wales quadrupled between 2000 and 2009, a study has found.