International Journal of Obesity

Overweight & Obesity

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 from resistance exercises ...

Overweight & Obesity

Keeping food visible throughout the house is linked to obesity

Researchers have identified two seemingly unrelated but strong predictors of obesity: having low self-esteem related to one's weight and keeping food visibly available around the house, outside the kitchen.

Overweight & Obesity

Childhood obesity – one epidemic or two?

New research has indicated that obesity in children has quite different causes at different ages. The research, led by the University of Exeter Medical School and part of the internationally respected EarlyBird Study, could ...

Overweight & Obesity

Older adults with obesity may have fewer years of healthy life

A team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School found that older adults with obesity could expect fewer years of remaining life, at age 60, 70 and 80, with no limitation in physical function and no limitation in activities ...

Overweight & Obesity

Sense of smell may reveal weight bias

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.

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