Health

Packing on pounds during COVID-19 and how to turn it around

If you've gained weight during the COVID-19 pandemic, you aren't alone. The "Quarantine 15"—referring to weight gain some people have experienced since stay-at-home guidelines went into effect—is likely due to a disruption ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Genes may play a role in weight gain from birth control

A woman's genetic make-up may cause her to gain weight when using a popular form of birth control, according to a study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Why do women gain weight during menopause?

For most women, perimenopause—the transition to menopause—begins in their 40s. The entire menopause process typically lasts around four years and begins with the ovaries making less estrogen.

Oncology & Cancer

New study indicates exercise can help prevent liver cancer

Liver cancer is the fourth most common cause of cancer death worldwide and is growing rapidly due to the "diabesity pandemic." A new study reported in the Journal of Hepatology, provides strong evidence that voluntary exercise ...

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Weight gain

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be either an increase in muscle mass, fat deposits, or excess fluids such as water.

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