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COVID death rates 10 times higher in countries where most are overweight: report

In a finding that suggests overweight people should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccines, a new report released Thursday shows the risk of death from coronavirus infection is about 10 times higher in countries where most ...

Medical research

Belly fat resistant to every-other-day fasting: study

In a mouse study, Australian researchers have mapped out what happens behind the scenes in fat tissue during intermittent fasting, showing that it triggers a cascade of dramatic changes, depending on the type of fat deposits ...

Medical research

A new way to treat severe obesity

New research could pave the way for the treatment of early morbid familial obesity, a disease that affects four to six percent of people suffering from early severe obesity.

Immunology

Research identifies obesity and infection link

The list of diseases and conditions complicated by obesity is a long one; it includes heart disease, cancer, diabetes and impaired wound healing, as well as skin infections. It is not always clear, however, in what way this ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researcher analyses fatphobia through her experience

Nina Navajas Pertegás, assistant professor and researcher at the UV Department of Social Work and Social Services, has carried out a study on the consequences of fatphobia and the cultural imposition of thinness through ...

Overweight & Obesity

The body produces new satiety factor during prolonged exercise

A drug that helps us to eat less could help the more than 650 million people around the world who live with obesity. One of the emerging drug candidates that interest researchers is the hormone GDF15 that, when given to rodents, ...