Want To Know Your Risk Of Obesity, Diabetes Problems? Here Is A Calculator

A new calculator developed by a team from The Cleveland Clinic can help calculate the risk of … [+] © 2014 BLOOMBERG FINANCE LP It’s not clear when you can say, “there’s an app for that,” because Apple has apparently trademarked the phrase. But now there’s an app to help determine whether to undergo weight-loss surgery. It […]

These 3 factors predict a child’s chance of obesity in adolescence (and no, it’s not just their weight)

Three simple factors can predict whether a child is likely to be overweight or obese by the time they reach adolescence: the child’s body mass index (BMI), the mother’s BMI and the mother’s education level, according to our new research. The study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, found these three factors predicted whether children […]

Importance of when adolescents sleep to obesity and cardiometabolic healthImportance,of,when,adolescents,sleep,to,obesity,and,cardiometabolic,health

A new study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Harvard Medical School has found that adolescent sleep timing preferences and patterns should be considered risk factors for obesity and cardiometabolic health, and that the effects are greater in girls than in boys. Poor quality and short duration of sleep are […]

Bill Maher Weighs In On U.S. Obesity: Fat Shaming “Needs To Make A Comeback”

Bill Maher served up a super-sized portion of steamed snark on Friday night as he weighed in on the American obesity crisis by equating overeating to racism and littering as a behavior that should be admonished in public ways. “In August, 53 Americans died from mass shootings,” the host of Real Time with Bill Maher told his […]

Overweight and obesity levels dipping in Alberta preschoolers, but severe obesity unchanged: U of A study

Rates of overweight and obesity among preschool-aged children in Alberta are down since 2010, but the rate of severe obesity hasn’t changed, according to a new study by U of A researchers. (Photo: Getty Images) The number of overweight and obese preschool-aged children is on the decline in Alberta, but severe obesity remains virtually unchanged, […]

Obesity tied to weakened response to taste

Obesity is connected with a reduced response to taste, according to a new study featuring faculty at Binghamton University, State of University of New York. Taste perception is known to change with obesity, but the underlying neural changes remain poorly understood. “It’s surprising that we know so little about how taste is affected by obesity, given that […]

Obesity Effect on Cancer Risk Twice That Currently Thought

Current estimates of the effect of obesity in increasing the risk for cancer are based on observational studies and may be underestimating the effect. The risk may be twice as large as is currently thought, says a group of international researchers who report a new approach to estimating the risk. They conducted a systematic analysis of genetic […]

Obesity in women and how to tackle it

BENGALURU: There is nothing wrong in saying that obesity has become an epidemic within the world with an estimated 1.5 billion people being overweight. With changing lifestyle, our eating habits and food pattern have also been changing drastically. According to NCBI, nearly 300 million women are thought to be clinically obese. What causes obesity? Each […]