Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cases of idiopathic intracranial hypertension on the rise in Wales

(HealthDay)—The incidence and prevalence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension are increasing in Wales, corresponding to increasing body mass index (BMI) in the population, according to a study published online Jan. 20 ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer risk from obesity differs for men and women

This large study included over 100,000 people and was led by researchers at the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. They found that a higher BMI (body mass index; a measure of total ...

Overweight & Obesity

Higher BMI does not prevent bloodstream infections

It's a paradox that has puzzled epidemiologists for a long time. Why do some studies suggest that a higher body mass index (BMI) can end up "protecting" against bloodstream infections?

Overweight & Obesity

Lockdowns made taming obesity even tougher, study shows

(HealthDay)—People struggling with obesity fared poorly during the COVID-19 lockdowns earlier this year, with their weight-control plans flying off the rails as they coped with the stress of the global pandemic, two new ...

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