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Lowering body mass index from obese to overweight cuts individuals’ risk of death by more than half later in life.
The effect is greater for women, and it could have a detrimental effect on pregnancy outcomes at the population level.
A study in obese mice suggests weight loss could slow cancer growth.
Nonetheless, half of people with NAFLD were able to reach a 5% weight loss goal using a very low energy diet.
Two studies suggest that bariatric surgery may prevent obesity-related cancers, including breast cancer.
A new study on obesity-related cancers says we may have underestimated the risk.
We developed a fitness app specifically for people in the African-American community to have all they need to achieve health and fitness.
When individuals—especially women—combined short walking breaks with morning exercise, they reduced their blood pressure levels.
A woman’s height and weight may determine whether she reaches age 90.
Maintaining a healthy weight could have prevented asthma in almost 1 million children, say new findings.
Being obese was linked to a fourfold increase in pancreatic cancer risk.
With the exception of colon cancer, most cancers associated with overweight or obesity rose over the past decade.
For overweight patients, barriers to care range from too-small equipment to docs who believe health issues just require they lose weight.
Since obesity is associated with high levels of inflammation, the condition may increase a person’s overall sensitivity to salt.
The drug found in OTC emergency contraceptive pills begins losing its effectiveness if a woman weighs 165 pounds or more.
Mexico has surpassed the United States as the world’s fattest country, with nearly 33 percent of Mexicans considered obese and 70 percent cons...
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