Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

A new study in JAMA Cardiology finds that genetic testing to identify those at high risk for obesity has not translated into weight loss, suggesting it is better to focus on body mass index (BMI), a measure of weight and height. Researchers from the Michigan Medicine Frankel Cardiovascular Center and the Massachusetts General Hospital Cardiovascular Research Center […]

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 […]