If obesity rates continue to follow current trends, more than half the population of almost 40 states will be obese in 2030, according to a report by Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
The longer someone remains overweight, the more “irreversible” obesity may become according to a new study in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Researchers can predict which children are most likely to become obese by examining their mothers' behavior around their birth, according to a recent University of Montreal study published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine.
The heavier a person is, the more pain the person feels according to a new study of more than one million Americans published January 19 in the online edition of Obesity.
Weight gain and child obesity has nothing to do with the candy, soda, chips, and other junk food student s can purchase at school, according to new research on school nutrition and childhood obesity.
Mayo researchers collaborating with investigators at the University of Iowa, University of Connecticut and New York University (NYU) have discovered a molecular mechanism that controls energy expenditure in muscles and helps determine body weight. Researchers say this could lead to a new medical approach in obesity treatment. The findings appear in the journal Cell Metabolism.
New obesity research finds that people who frequently attend religious services, like church, are significantly more likely to become obese by the time they reach middle age.
Bacteria may play more of a role in people predisposed to obesity than previously thought, according to new studies presented by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers at the 110th general meeting of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) in San Diego.
An FDA advisory panel has voted 20-2 to recommend approval of the weight-loss drug Qnexa, but urged the FDA to monitor for cardiovascular side effects.
It is widely known that obesity can have negative impact your health, with many obese individuals typically suffering more medical problems than their leaner counterparts. Obese individuals are more likely to be diagnosed with joint issues, hypertension, insulin resistance, diabetes, hypothyroidism, increased stress hormones, and sleep apnea.
Researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have also found the potential for something else, using an animal model. The researchers have found that a master clock gene, which regulates the cardiovascular system, does not fluctuate regularly in obese individuals.
The findings are believed to be the first of their kind.
The study entitled, “Impact of obesity on the vascular circadian clock,” was presented at the Experimental Biology 2011 meeting (EB 2011), held April 9-13, 2011 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC.