Obesity News and Research

RSS
Overweight and obesity are defined by the WHO as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to an individuals health.

Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer and while it was once an issue only in high income countries, overweight and obesity has now dramatically risen in low- and middle-income countries.Such countries are now facing a "double burden" of disease, for while they continue to deal with the problems of infectious disease and under-nutrition, they are also experiencing a rapid upsurge in chronic disease risk factors such as obesity and overweight, particularly in urban settings.
Mental distress increases risk of heart disease in diabetics

Mental distress increases risk of heart disease in diabetics

New guidelines today to diagnose and treat acromegaly

New guidelines today to diagnose and treat acromegaly

Preschoolers' still getting too much added sugar and juice and not enough fruits and vegetables

Preschoolers' still getting too much added sugar and juice and not enough fruits and vegetables

Vast majority of heart attacks may be predicted by nine easily measurable factors

Vast majority of heart attacks may be predicted by nine easily measurable factors

New study confirms benefits of rimonabant in weight loss

New study confirms benefits of rimonabant in weight loss

Study emphasizes the importance of monitoring blood pressure and dyslipidemia in patient's with metabolic syndrome

Study emphasizes the importance of monitoring blood pressure and dyslipidemia in patient's with metabolic syndrome

Sugar-sweetened beverages increase women's risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Sugar-sweetened beverages increase women's risk of developing type 2 diabetes

Children who take steroid drugs for nephrotic syndrome do not suffer bone loss

Children who take steroid drugs for nephrotic syndrome do not suffer bone loss

Diabetes and heart disease may stem from fat you can't see

Diabetes and heart disease may stem from fat you can't see

Space theme tackles obesity and cholesterol levels in youngsters

Space theme tackles obesity and cholesterol levels in youngsters

Researchers have produced a marathon mouse that can run twice as far as normal mice

Researchers have produced a marathon mouse that can run twice as far as normal mice

Blueberries may lower cholesterol

Blueberries may lower cholesterol

Sugar Association disputes sucrose ties to obesity

Sugar Association disputes sucrose ties to obesity

Striking increase in high blood pressure in the U.S.

Striking increase in high blood pressure in the U.S.

Researchers have discovered that many people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome can't detect odors

Researchers have discovered that many people with Bardet-Biedl syndrome can't detect odors

Diabetes worldwide will continue to increase at record levels

Diabetes worldwide will continue to increase at record levels

Workplace obesity intervention programs can reach millions of people

Workplace obesity intervention programs can reach millions of people

Inherited gene conflict may key to controlling obesity

Inherited gene conflict may key to controlling obesity

Iacocca pledges $1 million to the type 1 diabetes cause

Iacocca pledges $1 million to the type 1 diabetes cause

Scientists have uncovered the identity of the last of eight genes known to contribute to Bardet-Biedl syndrome

Scientists have uncovered the identity of the last of eight genes known to contribute to Bardet-Biedl syndrome