Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Link between extra pounds, severe COVID-19 illness grows stronger

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has expanded its coronavirus risk warning to include people who are considered overweight. Obesity and severe obesity have been included on the CDC's list of conditions ...

Health

Belly fat may signal early heart issues for Mexican Americans

Among Mexican Americans, too much abdominal fat predicts the beginning of a buildup of plaque in the arteries called atherosclerosis—an early indication of heart disease. But new research shows this is only true for those ...

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