New vaccine guidance for the obese
Trials have demonstrated high efficacy in individuals with and without obesity against COVID-19-associated hospitalization and death.
People living with obesity struggling with their weight in silence
People living with obesity in the UK take an average of nine years to speak to a doctor about their weight struggles—according to new research involving the University of East Anglia.
Excessive screen time linked to obesity in US preteen
A new national study finds that children in the United States with greater screen time usage at ages 9-10 are more likely to gain weight one year later.
Men with sensory loss are more likely to be obese
Men who suffer sensory loss, particularly hearing loss, are more likely to be physically inactive and obese than women, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Public Health.
Pandemic shows risk of obesity, and challenge of weight loss
Since the early days of the pandemic, health officials have warned that obesity and related conditions such as diabetes were risk factors for severe COVID-19. It was another reminder of the many underlying health issues often signaled by obesity—as well as of how stubbornly difficult sustained weight loss can be.
Weight-loss maintainers sit less than weight-stable people with obesity
People who are successful at weight-loss maintenance spend less time sitting during the week and weekends compared to weight-stable individuals with obesity, according to a paper published online in Obesity. This is the first study to examine time spent in various sitting activities among weight-loss maintainers.
Overweight or obesity worsens liver-damaging effects of alcohol
People in the overweight or obese range who drank were found to be at greater risk of liver diseases compared with participants within a healthy weight range who consumed alcohol at the same level
Obesity in teens raises adult diabetes risk, even after weight loss
In a finding that confirms what many suspect, a new study shows that teens who are overweight or obese may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes or have a heart attack in their 30s and 40s.
Brain alterations detected in obese children
Obesity is generally linked to poor eating habits and the availability of tasty, high-calorie foods. However, a new study led by researchers from the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research Unit in the Department of Radiology at Hospital del Mar and the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the "la Caixa" Foundation, has found that more elements are involved.
New research examines whether mindfulness can help tackle obesity
Researchers have developed a package of new tools to examine how mindfulness can help tackle rising obesity across the UK.