Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Trigger for fatty liver in obesity found

Morbid obesity affects the liver: Almost one-third of all adults suffer from chronic fatty liver disease, which can lead to infections and even trigger cancer. Researchers at the University Children's Hospital Zurich and ...

Overweight & Obesity

Online weight-loss groups offer valuable support, comfort

Online weight loss forums protect participants from public fat shaming, and offer them a place to speak out without being confronted by normal-weight individuals, medical science or the authorities.

Overweight & Obesity

Gastric sleeve may become the new gold standard for morbid obesity

For many patients suffering from severe obesity, a gastric sleeve (reducing the stomach) is an ideal alternative to a gastric bypass (bypassing the stomach and the first part of the intestine), which is currently the preferred ...

Cardiology

Severe obesity and heart failure

(HealthDay)—Severe obesity appears to be an independent risk factor for heart failure, a new study suggests.

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