Overweight & Obesity

Our fight with fat—why is obesity getting worse?

Gyms across the country will be packed in the new year with people sticking, however briefly, to their New Year's resolution to lose weight. Most of them do not know that the cards are stacked against them and that weight ...

Overweight & Obesity

Link between obesity and cancer is not widely recognized

A new study published in the Journal of Public Health has shown that the majority of people in the United Kingdom do not understand the connection between weight issues and cancer. Obesity is associated with thirteen types ...

Health

Food swamps predict obesity rates better than food deserts

A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut suggests that living in a food swamp – a neighborhood where fast food and junk food outlets outnumber healthy alternatives – ...

Overweight & Obesity

Health of more than half of US adults affected by obesity

Considering weight across the life course, the prevalence of obesity among adults in the US rises considerably, suggesting that the effects on population health may be even more pervasive than previously understood, according ...

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