Growing up poor promotes eating in the absence of hunger in adulthood, while the label ‘healthy’ actually turns people off from consuming healthy food.
Percentages of body fat in smoke-exposed children are substantially higher than in their heavy peers, further amplifying their risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more,
Weight loss surgery greatly impacts dietary habits and throws established familial behaviours and routines for a toss, thereby affecting relationship dynamics and ability to stick to post-surgery fitness regimen.
Unhealthy eating behaviours and obesity could reflect an imbalance in the functional connectivity of brain areas associated with response inhibition, impulsivity and reward.
Cyclic eating of healthy and junk food causes a reduction in the gut’s microbial cells — which regulate metabolism, nutrition and immune function.
The findings of a study are especially crucial as cases of venous thromboembolism — blood clotting — have dramatically increased in the past two decades.
Regular exercise can substantially decrease the genetic effect of a major fat mass and obesity associated gene on body weight.
Andres Moreno — who once weighed 450 kilos — shed 100 kilos for a bariatric surgery that removed three-fourths of his stomach. The ex-policeman died on Christmas Day on the way to the hospital after reporting breathing difficulty.
Taking additional vitamin D supplements is not likely to prevent or improve sleep apnoea — a sleep disorder that causes repeated awakenings and pauses in breathing during the night.
According to the study, the risk of early death was higher in fit obese individuals than in unfit normal-weight individuals.
Results of diet crossing generations raises concerns of consequences of widespread obesity in society.
Increasing number of studies now report that exposure to chemicals during critical periods of development at low doses alters developmental programming resulting in obesity.
12-year-old study shows middle-class in developing countries more susceptible.
Obesity may be tougher on male immune systems than females, suggests a study led by an Indian-American researcher.
A study shows that middle-aged obese people have a significantly lower risk of developing dementia than people of a healthy weight.