Obesity

What is Obesity?

Obesity and overweight have in the last decade become a global problem - according to the World Health Organization (WHO) back in 2005 approximately 1.6 billion adults over the of age 15+ were overweight, at least 400 million adults were obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years were overweight.

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Glucose-lowering drug reduces obesity indices in children and adolescents, study shows

Glucose-lowering drug reduces obesity indices in children and adolescents, study shows

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Association between HMO concentrations and infant weight, body composition

Salivary uric acid found to be a good predictor of body fat percentage in adolescents

Salivary uric acid found to be a good predictor of body fat percentage in adolescents

Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospital patients

Low folate levels associated with malnutrition in hospital patients

Natural sugars in breastmilk may influence early childhood growth

Natural sugars in breastmilk may influence early childhood growth

Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants

Increased risk of uterine cancer linked to 24 gene variants

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Poor sleep in women linked to raised risk of heart disease

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

Study provides insight into how poor sleep quality can increase heart disease risk in women

Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women

Longer sitting times linked to higher heart disease risk among post-menopausal women

Combination of green tea extract and exercise mitigates fatty liver disease in mice

Combination of green tea extract and exercise mitigates fatty liver disease in mice

Study shows link between fast food intake and weight gain in preschoolers

Study shows link between fast food intake and weight gain in preschoolers

Bariatric surgeries may change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol

Bariatric surgeries may change patients' sensitivity to and absorption of alcohol

OB-GYNs recommend low-dose aspirin for all patients to prevent preeclampsia

OB-GYNs recommend low-dose aspirin for all patients to prevent preeclampsia

Step recommendation beyond 10,000 does not prevent weight gain

Step recommendation beyond 10,000 does not prevent weight gain

Chronic kidney disease killing millions worldwide

Chronic kidney disease killing millions worldwide

Targeting one's internal clock could prevent or slow breast cancer progression

Targeting one's internal clock could prevent or slow breast cancer progression

Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause

Living in greener neighborhoods may delay onset of menopause

No quick fix: Missouri finds managing pain without opioids isn’t fast or easy

No quick fix: Missouri finds managing pain without opioids isn’t fast or easy

Shingles vaccine appears to reduce stroke risk

Shingles vaccine appears to reduce stroke risk