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Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy

An international research team have discovered how to activate brown fat in humans, which may lead to new treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity. The results of the collaboration between the Centre de recherche du Centre ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity and overweight driving premature cardiovascular disease mortality, research finds

More Australians and Americans are dying from cardiovascular disease attributable to excess weight, particularly in younger people, new research finds.

Overweight & Obesity

Remote weight-loss program optimized to cut costs, maximize results

(HealthDay)—A new, remote weight-loss program from Northwestern Medicine, called Opt-IN, yields maximum weight loss for the lowest price and less burden compared with the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), the current gold ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

A quarter of arthritis cases linked to excess weight

A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study shows that weight loss between early adulthood and midlife lowers arthritis risk, and found no evidence of any persistent risk of arthritis for people who were ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

African American BMi associated with severe COVID-19 and ICU admission

Body mass index (BMI) is associated with the development of severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and admission to intensive care units (ICU) in African Americans, according to a single center, retrospective cross-sectional ...

Overweight & Obesity

What food cravings tell us about the quality of our diets

Do you dream of ice cream in a Zoom meeting or reach for potato chips as you check the latest COVID-19 stats? You may be experiencing something deeper than a whim, according to a team of scientists at the Human Nutrition ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fatty liver disease despite a normal weight examined

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) had long been thought to be a liver disease afflicting obese patients, while recent evidence has shown that non-obese individuals can be equally affected by NAFLD. In a new study, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men

Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese, according to new UBC research published today in PLOS One. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to be obese if they lived alone and had a smaller social ...

Cardiology

Obesity in young adulthood tied to later venous thromboembolism

(HealthDay)—Men who are obese or severely obese in young adulthood have an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) later in life, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Internal Medicine.

Health

Overweight and obesity are associated with a low sperm quality

Infertility affects between 10 and 15% of all couples of reproductive age and can be caused by a wide variety of factors: genetic, physiological, environmental and nutritional. Although there is increasing scientific evidence ...