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Study examines why overweight people are more susceptible to illness

If you gain weight, the fat cells in the body get bigger. So in the extremely obese, those fat cells are greatly enlarged. Now, researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to show how enlarged fat ...

Health

Green Mediterranean diet reduces twice as much visceral fat as traditional Mediterranean diet

Following the green Mediterranean diet significantly reduces visceral adipose tissue, a type of fat around internal organs that is much more dangerous than the extra "tire" around your waist. Recently, researchers compared ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity linked to poor brain health in children

Using MRI data from the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States, researchers have found that higher weight and body mass index (BMI) in pre-adolescence are associated with poor brain ...

Health

The piles of sugar hidden from shoppers by food manufacturers

New research shows that two thirds of all packaged foods on supermarket shelves contain added sugars—including some you might not expect—and they're hard to identify, thanks to confusing terms used by food manufacturers.

Overweight & Obesity

Smartphone health care app helps users lose weight

Behavior therapy is a well-known and effective treatment for obesity. But now, researchers from Japan have found that behavior therapy can be successfully implemented using a smartphone health care app.

Overweight & Obesity

Study explores weight terminology that youth prefer, dislike

Many youth have a preference and dislike for terms of weight terminology, with differences seen across sex, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, and weight status, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in Pediatrics.

Health

Potatoes can be part of a healthy diet

When we think of healthy vegetables, we don't think of potatoes, but we should. Potatoes have developed a reputation for causing weight gain and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, and often find themselves on a list of ...

Cardiology

Bariatric surgery decreases risk of heart disease

A Rutgers study of obese adults, all with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and morbid obesity (body mass index > 40), has shown that those who underwent bariatric surgery suffered far fewer extreme cardiovascular ...