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.
Exercise helps overweight men with erectile dysfunction

Exercise helps overweight men with erectile dysfunction

Report shows the health of Australians continues to improve

Report shows the health of Australians continues to improve

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Stimulation or drugs that target the pro-opiomelanocortin system will be effective in treating diabetes or obesity

Free TV Australia today called on the ALP to reconsider imposing bans on food advertising in children’s programs

Free TV Australia today called on the ALP to reconsider imposing bans on food advertising in children’s programs

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

No beneficial medical effects from liposuction

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

Novel findings on treatments for childhood obesity and early polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in young girls

The American Medical Association has moved forward in its fight against obesity

The American Medical Association has moved forward in its fight against obesity

Obesity must be acknowledged as a disease

Obesity must be acknowledged as a disease

Joint initiative to tackle cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Joint initiative to tackle cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke

Adolescents overeat fast food, but lean adolescents compensate for over-consumption by eating less later

Adolescents overeat fast food, but lean adolescents compensate for over-consumption by eating less later

Overweight children and obese adults remain a major public health concern

Overweight children and obese adults remain a major public health concern

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Asian Indian men more at risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes, or high blood sugar, that only pregnant women get

What causes polycystic ovary syndrome?

What causes polycystic ovary syndrome?

Physical education gives children higher self esteem

Physical education gives children higher self esteem

New report outlines New Yorkers health problems

New report outlines New Yorkers health problems

People in Washington are living longer but not necessarily better

People in Washington are living longer but not necessarily better

High-fiber diet may reduce your risk of diabetes, some gastrointestinal disorders, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and obesity

High-fiber diet may reduce your risk of diabetes, some gastrointestinal disorders, high cholesterol, coronary artery disease and obesity

Body fat not always bad

Body fat not always bad

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases

65 percent of America’s adults are overweight and 31 percent of adults are obese and at risk for chronic diseases