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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Millions of people have prediabetes – could you?

Millions of people have prediabetes – could you?

Chronic inflammation in pregnancy associated with neurodevelopmental delays in offspring

Chronic inflammation in pregnancy associated with neurodevelopmental delays in offspring

Effects of obesity mirror those of aging, study shows

Effects of obesity mirror those of aging, study shows

Reduced stress associated with changes in plasma metabolite profile

Reduced stress associated with changes in plasma metabolite profile

New imaging tool to track cellular events that may initiate obesity-related conditions

New imaging tool to track cellular events that may initiate obesity-related conditions

Study explores how urban environment affects the diet of its citizens

Study explores how urban environment affects the diet of its citizens

Stroke risk and food – large European study says what to eat and what to avoid

Stroke risk and food – large European study says what to eat and what to avoid

Different foods linked to different types of stroke, study finds

Different foods linked to different types of stroke, study finds

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms

Researchers discover glial cells that control stress response, extend lifespan in worms

Coriell researchers find new genetic indicator of obesity risk

Coriell researchers find new genetic indicator of obesity risk

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

UCI makes tremendous strides in prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer

A step towards precision medicine for the management of monogenic diabetes

A step towards precision medicine for the management of monogenic diabetes

Bariatric surgery also effective for individuals with early-onset obesity

Bariatric surgery also effective for individuals with early-onset obesity

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Researchers say ‘yes’ to a heavy breakfast to lose weight

Eating a big breakfast may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, study suggests

Eating a big breakfast may prevent obesity and high blood sugar, study suggests

Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for ADHD, behavioral problems

Maternal obesity may increase a child's risk for ADHD, behavioral problems

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