Women are happier when they gain weight, according to a new study.
Being obese during pregnancy can negatively affect the health of the mother and baby. Obese pregnant women are more likely to suffer problems like gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, infection and labor problems. While there is never a bad time to lose unhealthy weight, a new study reveals that dieting just before conception may not be enough to prevent health risks associated with obesity during pregnancy.
Levels of a pre-pregnancy hormone may predict a woman's gestational diabetes risk, according to a new study.
We have trillions of bacteria living in our intestines. All together, the bacteria living in our gut weigh around 1.5 kilograms. A major part of these "blind passengers" were unknown because they were difficult or impossible to grow in laboratories. Now, scientists have discovered a link between richness of bacterial species in the intestines and the susceptibility of medical complications related to obesity.
Obesity has been linked to a higher risk of diabetes and heart disease. However, some people who are obese do not develop high blood pressure and negative cholesterol profiles, factors that increase the risk of metabolic diseases.
In a new editorial, researchers stated that BMI is not an accurate measurement of obesity.
A hormone that controls appetite loses its ability to help obese people feel full after a meal, according to a new study.
A new report found that obesity is responsible for more deaths than previously believed.
Childhood physical abuse makes women, but not men, significantly more prone to obesity, a new study suggests.
Children of overweight or obese moms are at greater risk of early heart death as adults.
Breastfeeding can lower the risk of obesity, according to a new Japanese study.
Kids who exhibit lower conscientiousness could experience worse overall health as adults, according to a new study.
Babies born at a lower birth weight are more likely to become obese adults, a new study suggests.
Researchers discovered that a lack of sleep leads to increased cravings for high-calorie foods, which can lead to obesity.
Obese African Americans are significantly less likely than their white counterparts to undergo bariatric surgery, according to new research.
They may not be scientifically based, but the need for a solution outside of pharmaceuticals may encourage you to consider such options. When traditional medicine is not quite doing the trick, thinking outside the box and trying one of these options may bring surprising results.