Tag: Obesity

Loneliness Can Be Linked To A Person's Genes, New Study Suggests

A new study from the University of Cambridge suggested that loneliness is found in a person's genetics. The study also noted that loneliness and obesity could also be linked.

Public Health July 7, 2018

Mother's Lifestyle Habits May Influence Risk Of Obesity In Children

Researchers found that children whose mothers observe healthy habits have lower risk for obesity. What are the lifestyle habits in women that are strongly associated with obesity in children?

Public Health July 6, 2018

Here’s How and How Long It Likely Takes To Get Rid Of Belly Fat

It's possible to see a noticeable difference in waist size with a calorie-controlled, quality diet and exercise, according to a fitness expert. Learn these specific tips to destroy belly fat now.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 30, 2018

'Normalization' Of Plus Size Poses Hidden Obesity Risks: Study

According to a 2017 study, over 60 percent of UK adults are considered obese. Does the 'normalization' of plus size have anything to do with the ongoing obesity problem?

Public Health June 23, 2018

Severe Obesity Rates Have Increased In Rural America, CDC Reports

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that people who live in rural areas have higher severe obesity rates. The CDC reported that the obesity rates for adults who live in the areas increased within the past decade.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 20, 2018

Losing Weight May Reduce Pain Caused By Knee Osteoarthritis, Study Shows

For overweight and obese people suffering from knee osteoarthritis, losing weight could be a godsend. A new study says that losing even as little as 5 percent of one’s total body weight can reduce pain.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 19, 2018

Overweight Dogs Teach Humans News Tricks About Obesity, New Study Claims

Hungarian scientists suggested that overweight dogs are similar to people who are overweight or obese. The scientists suggest that dogs could be used as a model to help find the cause of obesity in people.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

Link Found Between Sleep Loss And Late Night Snacking, Junk Food Cravings, Obesity, Diabetes

Researchers have found a link between the unhealthy habits and the loss of sleep at night. Loss of sleep was linked with late night snacking, junk food cravings, obesity, and diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 4, 2018

New Study Suggests That 'Healthy Obesity' Can Still Lead To Cardiovascular Disease

A study shows that being healthy and obese doesn't mean a person can't have health issues later in life. The researchers of the team collected data on over 90,000 women in America, some claimed to not have health problems despite being overweight.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 1, 2018

1 in 25 Children In England Have Been Classified As 'Severely Obese'

In England, the amount of children who have become obese has doubled according to new data. Children between the ages of 10-11 years old are at risk of having their adult lives cut short due to their excessive weight gain.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Colors And Patterns A Person Chooses For Clothing May Indicate Weight Problems, New Study Suggests

A new study suggests that people who are overweight may choose certain colors and patterns for their clothing. Women who are considered to be overweight tend to wear stripes and polka dots, while men wear black or white trousers.

Public Health May 29, 2018

Mediterranean Diet Is Vanishing As Children In The Region Are Struggling With Obesity

Southern Europe was once heralded for its Mediterranean diet but as a new group is coming of age, the diet seems to have gone out the window. Mediterranean children are now among the most obese in Europe.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Obesity Associated With 12 Types Of Cancer Including Ovarian, Prostate, and Breast Cancer

Obesity is an unhealthy condition and now 12 different types of cancer have been linked to it. Cancers associated with obesity include ovarian, prostate, and breast cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

Obese People Should Be Allowed To Start Work Later: UK Government Adviser

Stephan Bevan said that obesity should be treated like any other health condition. He also recommended that obese workers should be given an extra hour to arrive at work. Here's why.

Public Health May 28, 2018

Graphic Cigarette-style Packaging For Sugary Drinks Deter Young Adults From Purchase

A new research found that young adults were more likely to avoid sugary drinks with graphic warnings about tooth decay, obesity, and type-2 diabetes. The study was presented at the 2018 European Congress on Obesity.

Public Health May 26, 2018

Antidepressants Linked To Weight Gain And Obesity, With Some Drugs Worse Than Others

Researchers have found that they may be a link between taking antidepressants and the health issues of weight gain and obesity. Some drugs were also found to be worse than others, leading to a higher risk of gaining weight.

Medicine May 26, 2018

22 Percent Of The World's Population Projected To Be Obese In 27 Years

New findings estimate that 22 percent of the world's population will be obese by 2045. About one in eight people around the world will also have diabetes, including nearly one in five people in the United States.

Public Health May 25, 2018

Obese People Have More Energy Reserve To Survive Infection During Hospital Admissions: Study

New studies concluded that obesity helps fight off infections during hospital admissions. Experts found that obese individuals fare better in this medical aspect than people with normal weight due to extra energy reserve.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2018

Study Shows People With Higher Levels Of Belly Fat Could Suffer From Vitamin D Deficiency

Obesity and vitamin D deficiency could be linked according to a new study. The study showed that men and women who had higher levels of fat around their abdomen suffered from vitamin D deficiency.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 21, 2018

Obamacare Calorie Count Requirements Take Effect: What To Expect

The calorie count mandate from Obamacare was approved and will take effect next week. Consumers can expect restaurants, supermarkets, theaters, and more to publish the nutrition information of products being offered.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Scientists Just Found A Way To Make Mice Resistant To Obesity

NAMPT is the enzyme responsible for efficiently storing fat, a new research proved. So, can we simply get rid of it to make us resistant to obesity?

Biotech May 5, 2018

Obesity May Accelerate And Worsen Disability In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Obesity may speed up disability in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Patients who lost weight also tend to become more disabled quickly. Does this mean weight loss is detrimental for sufferers of the autoimmune disorder?

Public Health April 30, 2018

Skipping Breakfast Will Not Help You Lose Weight: You'll Gain Weight Instead, Study Says

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic discovered that skipping breakfast will not help people lose weight. Instead, it is linked to future weight gain, and leads to a higher risk of obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 26, 2018

Artificial Sweeteners Linked To Diabetes And Obesity: What Are The Healthier Alternatives?

Results of a mice trials showed that artificial sweeteners change the way food is metabolized and energy is used. Dietitians highly recommend fruits to replace artificial sweeteners because it is naturally sweet and full of good calories.

Public Health April 25, 2018

Obese Sisters Get Bariatric Surgery In Bid To Help Them Live Healthier Lives

Yogita and Anisha were already having breathing problems at just six and eight years old because of their obesity. Thanks to a kind doctor, the sisters received the medical care that they need for free.

Medicine April 22, 2018

A Big Belly Could Be Bad For Your Health And Your Heart - Even If You're Not Overweight

A new study has found that people who have a wider waist or central obesity are at a higher risk of having heart problems than those who are overweight. The study was conducted on 1,700 participants who were a "normal size" but had a large belly.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 2018

Study: Weight Loss Surgery Can Make Or Break Love Life, Relationships

Drastic weight loss resulting from bariatric surgery can be life-changing. Studies in Sweden show that induced weight loss can either start or end romantic relationships.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018

Girl With Chronic Eating Disorder Crowned Pageant Queen

A 15-year-old girl who weighs 380 pounds because of her insatiable hunger was crowned Miss Amazing. Anna Hankins suffers from Prader-Willi Syndrome, the most common genetic cause of obesity.

Feature | Health March 26, 2018

Growing Number Of Cancer Cases Caused By Excess Weight

Excess weight is now the cause of 6.3 percent of all cancer cases in the United Kingdom in which the number increased by 5.5 percent from 2011. Here are other preventable causes of cancer.

Public Health March 26, 2018

Want To Lose Weight? Eat Regular Meals, Says New Study

Though dieting and regular exercise are essential to effective weight management, the best long-term strategy is eating regular meals. A new study highlights the importance of focusing on one's overall wellness than losing pounds.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 25, 2018

Here’s Why Weight Gain Could Reduce The Number Of Taste Buds And Result to Never-Ending Cycle of Obesity

A new study from Cornell University found that the weight gain poses risks in the reduction of taste buds. This metabolic malfunction often results to the dulling of the sense of taste and consumption of more calories.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2018

Americans Are Exercising More, But Obesity Is Still On The Rise: CDC

CDC data shows that physical activity among Americans are on the rise, but so is obesity. What could be stopping Americans from getting to a healthy weight?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

Obesity Paradox Debunked: Obese People Don’t Actually Live Longer, New Study Says

A team of researchers just challenged the very concept of Obesity Paradox. According to their study, overweight or obese people don’t actually live longer lives — they’re just diagnosed with heart disease earlier, that’s all.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 1, 2018

Junk Food Culture Found To Cause America's Growing Problem On Childhood Obesity

Childhood obesity continues to be an epidemic in the United States, where even toddlers are struggling with the health issue. Experts all point their fingers at just one culprit, junk food.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 27, 2018

Fast Eaters Get Fat, Study Shows: Taking Your Time With Your Food May Help You Lose Weight

New research revealed that the time it takes for a person to eat and the time at which the person eats are factors in weight gain. People who eat faster, skip breakfast, and eat midnight snacks have higher obesity risk.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2018

Here's Why You Feel More Hungry After You Lose Weight

After losing a large amount of weight, most people experience an increased feeling of hunger and this was previously thought to be entirely psychological. However, a recent study proved there are physical mechanisms working behind.

Public Health February 9, 2018

Is Obesity Contagious? Study Says Yes, But Don't Blame Your Neighbors For Your Weight Gain

A new study confirmed that obesity may be considered contagious, just like the flu and sexually transmitted diseases. However, this does not mean that people should just blame their neighbors if they are overweight.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 25, 2018

High-Fat Diet Could Worsen Prostate Cancer: Study

A high-fat diet brings more than just extra weight. It has been found to accelerate the progression of serious conditions such as prostate cancer, turning it into a lethal disease.

Public Health January 18, 2018

Doctor Reveals Trump’s Overall Health And Weight Loss Goals

President Donald Trump is reportedly healthy but needs to lose weight, eat healthy, and exercise. Trump’s almost obese condition has prompted the viral #Girther movement on Twitter, which compares him with other men with the same size and weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 17, 2018

New Anti-Obesity Drug Can Help You Lose Weight Without Dieting

Researchers are working on a new drug that can help shrink excess fat without dieting. If proven successful, the promising new drug can help address the national obesity epidemic affecting 160 million Americans.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 10, 2018

High Fat Diet May Help In Weight Loss: Study

A new study showed that a diet high in fat may help in losing weight. The researchers discovered a method in which altering the Hedgehog pathway signaling system, resulted in suppressing obesity.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 6, 2017

More Than Half Of US Children Will Be Obese By Age 35: Here's How To Prevent Weight Problems In Kids

More than 50 percent of teens and children in the United States will be obese by their 35th birthday. What are the factors that contribute to obesity epidemic and how can parents prevent weight problems in kids?

Public Health November 30, 2017

Sugar, Not Fat, Causes Weight Gain: Professor Of Medicine

Weight gain and obesity are linked to the excess consumption of sugar. Eating fat does not make a person fat, a professor of medicine recently stated in his new book.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 20, 2017

10-Month-Old Baby Weighs As Much As A 9-Year-Old Because Of Mysterious Condition

A 10-month-old Mexican baby weighs the same as an average 9-year-old child. Doctors say the baby may be suffering from a genetic condition called Prader-Willi syndrome.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 13, 2017

Here Are The Most Obese States In America

The report conducted by WalletHub revealed the states with the highest obese and overweight individuals. The findings provide a more local perspective on the prevalence of obesity in the United States.

Public Health November 7, 2017

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