Obesity

Obesity is a complex metabolic disease characterised by significantly increased body weight. The measure of obesity is BMI, according to which grading of obesity is achieved. When BMI is 30 or greater, the diagnosis of obesity is established. Obesity is a reversible condition that if not treated, bears a high cardiovascular risk. The risk to develop diabetes mellitus is also increased. Diet and exercise are the first interventions to consider. 

For people living with obesity and excess weight, fat around the belly may not be the only thing to worry about. A new study out Thursday seems to …

Between activities, homework and friends, it can be hard for teenagers to get a good night's sleep on a consistent basis. A new, Boston-based study …

Americans may be tired of something. But it's definitely not the winning. Moments after Vice President Pence announced that he had reached a deal …

Bisphenol AF impairs mitochondrial function, causes metabolic changes linked to obesityRockville, Md. (October 17, 2019)—A compound used to reduce …

Pope Francis warns that food has to be seen as more than just a “mere commercial product” or the battle against both starvation and obesity will not …

The research looked at 100 popular restaurants in Britain - many of which operate in Ireland too - and compared 10,000 menu items.Chains which had …

Cheetos. Oreos. Capri Sun. That's just a sampling of the items that can be found on the menu every day at city-operated rec centers in Los Angeles, …

High rates of childhood obesity are a problem in a rising number of low- and middle-income countries, according to a new global assessment of child malnutrition by UNICEF. It's the agency's most comprehensive nutrition report in two decades.The report paints a complex, dire picture of the state of …...

• The issue: Healthy eating• Our view: You should know that children are also prone to lifestyle diseases as adults. Ultimately, we are what we …

More than one in every three 10- and 11-year-olds in Dartford are now overweight or obeseThe towns in Kent with the most obese children have been …

(CNN) — Being overweight is linked to many health problems, and shedding some pounds is often presented as the best way to avoid them, no matter your age.But it's not quite that simple, according to a study published Wednesday in The BMJ that examines the link between changes in body weight and …

The good news is the northeast Alabama county was ranked by 24/7 Wall Street as the state’s fittest county. The bad news is it’s one of the fattest …

AMBITIOUS plans to reverse the rise in obesity in Wales depend on action from everyone, from individuals to the NHS and the Welsh Government.The …

Your body mass index, or BMI, represents an estimation of your body fat. BMI scales weigh you, just like any other scale, and ask you to input your …

Utah has the lowest rate of childhood obesity in the country, according to a report called the State of Childhood Obesity prepared by the Robert Wood …

What's bigger, a Mini or a Rolls-Royce? Trick question, of course — it's the Mini. Even the smallest family cars these days are like battleships, and …

Last year, Americans spent nearly $1.5billion on children's fruit drinks and flavored waters - and none of them are healthy, a new report …

Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agencyEating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary …

Would you eat a burger if you knew it contained almost 6,000 calories? Some would gladly tuck in while others would recoil in horror. But if you have …

Proponents claim decreasing drive-thru windows will help combat obesity, improve walkability and push back on pollution.A growing number of local legislatures in cities across the country want to put an end to drive-thru windows.In August, Minneapolis became the latest city to pass an ordinance …

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