Overweight & Obesity

Obesity might be 'contagious' among teens

(HealthDay)—Teens who live around lots of obese or overweight kids come to see their body types as ideal, a new study suggests.

Cardiology

Belly fat linked with repeat heart attacks

Heart attack survivors who carry excess fat around their waist are at increased risk of another heart attack, according to research published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Genetics

Bariatric surgery in obese patients may lower cancer risk

(HealthDay)—For patients with obesity, undergoing bariatric surgery is associated with a significantly reduced risk for cancer overall and a lower rate of breast malignancy among those with a genetic predisposition to breast ...

Oncology & Cancer

Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born to obese mothers were more likely to develop cancer in early childhood.

Overweight & Obesity

New reports provide guidance for obesity care

Advocates for obesity prevention and treatment have designed two new resources for medical educators, healthcare providers and community programs that will enhance the level of care for patients, according to two new studies ...

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