Overweight & Obesity

High-energy breakfast promotes weight loss

In patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes, a meal schedule that includes a high-energy breakfast promotes weight loss, improves diabetes and decreases the need for insulin, new research from Israel reports. The study results ...

Health

Insurance coverage for adult obesity care increasing

(HealthDay)—Coverage for adult obesity care improved substantially in Medicaid and state employee insurance programs between 2009 and 2017, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in Obesity to coincide with the annual ...

Overweight & Obesity

Survey finds 90 percent overlook key to weight loss

Tens of millions of Americans vow each year to lose weight in the New Year, and while their intentions are good, most of the time their results are not. It's estimated that only 8 percent of those who make New Year's resolutions ...

Overweight & Obesity

I go to the gym every day. Why can't I lose weight?

Liz is a typical 50-something woman, fit, 70 kg, 30% body fat. She goes to the gym every day, and runs for 35 minutes on the treadmill at 10km/h. But, as she tells me rather often, she can't lose weight. So what's going on ...

Cardiology

Researchers develop more accurate measure of body fat

Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed a simpler and more accurate method of estimating body fat than the widely used body mass index, or BMI, with the goal of better understanding obesity.

Overweight & Obesity

How much weight do you really need to lose?

Most people are aware that being overweight and sedentary is commonly associated with being unhealthy. This has spurred a growth in the sales of fitness trackers with 25 million being sold globally last year. Fitness trackers ...

Overweight & Obesity

A healthy beginning can prevent overweight and obesity

Early and regular home visits to first-time mothers that encourage breastfeeding and 'tummy time' during their child's first year of life improve the likelihood of their children growing up being a healthy weight, according ...

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