Overweight & Obesity

Cardiometabolic risk factors not always seen with obesity

(HealthDay)—Almost 10 percent of obese people have no cardiometabolic risk factors (CRFs), according to research published March 9 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.


Mexico's overweight population inches up

Nearly three-quarters of Mexican adults are overweight or obese and their numbers have slightly increased in the past four years despite government programs to fight the epidemic, a government survey showed Thursday.

Medical research

Vigilin, the lock keeper

ETH researchers have discovered a molecule in liver cells that controls the release of fat into the bloodstream. This "lock keeper" is present in large quantities in overweight people and leads indirectly to vascular narrowing.

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