Overweight & Obesity

Research associates excess body weight with COVID-19 mortality

Links between obesity and mortality have become increasingly evident, since the earliest pandemic of the 21st century, leading researchers from The University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee ...

Overweight & Obesity

Young children gained weight during the pandemic

A Kaiser Permanente study of nearly 200,000 children showed that children gained excess weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those between 5 and 11 years old. The study was published in the Journal of the American ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: Is obesity really more of a risk factor for men than women?

A new US study has added to the evidence that obesity is a risk factor for severe COVID-19. And in this paper, a particular finding has caught the media's attention: the apparently greater risk posed by COVID-19 to men with ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

The clear message on promoting body positivity

Public health campaigns that challenge weight stigma and promote body positivity can boost the health and well-being for people of all body sizes, according to a University of Queensland study.

Overweight & Obesity

Semaglutide reduces excess body fat in people with obesity

In adults with obesity or overweight, weekly treatment with the glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) receptor agonist semaglutide leads to reduced excess body fat and increased lean body mass, according to an industry-sponsored ...

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