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.

Oncology & Cancer

As body mass index increases, so does spread of multiple myeloma

In a new study published in Cancer Letters, American University researchers show how, as body mass index increases, so does the growth and spread of the blood cancer multiple myeloma, which accounts for about 10 percent of ...

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