Waistlines of American adults kept growing last year with obesity creeping up to 27.7 percent, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.
(HealthDay)—For obese Americans who are low on vitamin D, taking a supplement of the nutrient might help them lose weight, a new study suggests.
Europe faces an obesity crisis of "enormous proportions" as unhealthy diets and physical inactivity inflate waistlines and health costs, the World Health Organization claimed Wednesday.
Weight loss is never easy, but it's important for overweight people with type 2 diabetes seeking to control their blood sugar levels and optimize their health. A small clinical trial among such patients led by Joslin Diabetes ...
Could our reaction to an image of an overweight or obese person affect how we perceive odor? A trio of researchers, including two from UCLA, says yes.
People who eat more sugar are much more likely to be obese than those who eat less, according to a landmark finding by University of Reading scientists.
Drinking red grape juice or wine – in moderation – could improve the health of overweight people by helping them burn fat better, according to a new study coauthored by an Oregon State University researcher.
(HealthDay)—Propionate, a fatty acid created when fiber ferments in the colon, appears to prevent weight gain and trim fat around the waist, according to research published online Dec. 10 in Gut. Howeve ...
The majority of people - including healthcare professionals - are unable to visually identify whether a person is a healthy weight, overweight or obese according to research by psychologists at the University of Liverpool.
(HealthDay)—Women who are overweight and obese are likely to experience frequent, daily insults and humiliation from strangers, family and friends, according to a new study.
(Medical Xpress)—High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is touted as the fastest way to get lean, but according to ground-breaking new research from the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, only ...
Very overweight teens face a social world of stigma, discrimination, and isolation because of their body size, reveals an analysis of their views, published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Gastric banding can play a vital role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight and not obese, according to new research.
(Medical Xpress)—Australian National University-led research has busted the myth that overweight people live longer than people with a lower body mass index (BMI).
More than 60 percent of adults in England are overweight or obese, according to new figures by the national public health agency.