Obesity is associated with longer hospital stays and higher costs in total knee replacement patients, according to a new study. The condition is independent of whether or not the patient has an obesity-related disease or condition.
Being obese at the age of 25 increases risk for serious weight problems after 35 years of age, according to a new study.
A study released in February that claimed plunge by 43 percent in obesity rate for pre-school children has been discredited by experts. The report was also cited by first lady Michelle Obama who said it was sign that her health and wellness 'Lets Move' campaign was effectively working.
Obesity rates for U.S. children between ages two and five has drastically dropped, according to recent report.
A heartier appetite results into more rapid infant growth, according to new researches. The new studies have also linked the heartier appetite with the genetic predisposition to obesity.
A Texas girl who is suffering from a rare weight-gain disorder has been able to raise enough money from the helping community to pay for lifesaving surgery.
A family dinner eaten at the dining table may influence your weight status according to a new study.
A possible genetic root cause of the insatiable appetite and metabolism has been discovered. Researchers say the latest findings will fight the ever-growing obesity rates in children.
A new report of letters exchanged between the late William H. Taft and his doctor shows that the former president once struggled with his weight.
With more than one-third of obese adults in the United States, there appears to be some good news in the obesity battle. American consumption of soda has been on the decline since 2005, and fell to its lowest level last year since 1996.
More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7 percent) are obese today and 17 percent of children are obese. A health group warned in a report Thursday that if American's don't start eating healthier and getting more exercise, half of the nation will be obese by 2030.
A new study has revealed that excessive TV watching could hamper their body coordination. According to the study, spending more than three-quarters of their time watching Television or playing video games, makes them nine times more prone to poor body coordination when compared to their peers who are active. The study involving 200 plus children found that children who were less active could not balance properly, jump up and down, hop on one leg over an obstacle or shift a platform.
Should doctors treat lack of exercise as a medical condition? Mayo expert says 'yes.' It is very important to be physically active, as the lack of it consequently causes obesity, and is also known to cause diabetes, high blood pressure, joint damage and other serious health problems. Rather than treating the consequent diseases, what if lack of exercise itself is treated as a medical condition? In the opinion of Mayo Clinic physiologist Michael Joyner, M.D., that is what should be done.
The increasing rate of obesity in US has been attributed to the easy accessibility to cheap junk food. However, a study by University of Queensland has found that even though this food is accessible to everyone, many people still lie in the healthy weight range. The reason behind has been pinned to different personality traits in people. UQ School of Psychology lecturer Dr Natalie Loxton and UQ student Samantha Byrne studied what exactly makes some of us more vulnerable to food temptation and gain weight.
In a surprising twist, new research has suggested that most Americans don't know whether they are gaining or losing weight.