Overweight & Obesity

Obesity linked to premature death, with greatest effect in men

A study of 3.9 million adults published today in The Lancet finds that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of premature death. The risks of coronary heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease and ...

Overweight & Obesity

Digest this: heavy people may die up to three years early

Being too heavy may cost you your life—literally. Scientists say overweight people die one year earlier than expected and that moderately obese people die up to three years prematurely.

Diabetes

New gene for familial high cholesterol

New research from Denmark reveals the gene that explains one quarter of all familial hypercholesterolemia with very high blood cholesterol. Familial hypercholesterolemia is the most common genetic disorder leading to premature ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity less dangerous than 40 years ago

New research from Denmark involving more than 100,000 individuals suggests that the excess risk of premature death associated with obesity has decreased over the past 40 years. All-cause mortality was higher in obese individuals ...

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