Measure of belly fat in older adults is linked with cognitive impairment
Data from over 5,000 adults over the age of 60 indicates that as waist:hip ratio increases, so does cognitive impairment. The findings have significant implications as the global prevalence of dementia is predicted to increase from 24.3 million in 2001 to 81.1 million by 2040.
How can you avoid regaining those lost kilos?
In a new study, we, together with scientists from Hvidovre Hospital in Denmark, explored the factors behind successful weight loss maintenance.
Obesity may also impact flu transmission, not just severity of illness
Obesity increases a person's risk for severe complications from influenza, including hospitalization and even death. It may also play a role in how flu spreads, according to a new study. The findings suggest that obese adults infected with flu shed the virus for a longer time than adults who are not obese, potentially increasing the opportunity for the infection to spread to others.
Obese kids: Not all hope is lost
For many young children who are obese, the future might not be as grim as previously thought, a University of Michigan study suggests.
Atrial fibrillation: Weight loss reverses heart condition in obesity sufferers
Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight.
When it comes to weight loss in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis, more is better
Overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain and significantly improve function and mobility with weight loss. New research reveals that a 20% or more weight loss has the added benefit of continued improvement in physical health-related quality of life along with an additional 25% reduction in pain and improvement in function.
Exercise mitigates genetic effects of obesity later in life
A new study suggests, for the first time in women over age 70, that working up a sweat can reduce the influence one's genes have on obesity.
Lonely and prolonged struggle for people with severe obesity
The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain.
Study finds that weight loss after obesity surgery can rapidly restore testosterone production in morbidly obese men
New research presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26) May shows that weight reduction following a sleeve gastrectomy (obesity surgery), which reduces the size of the stomach, can rapidly reverse obesity-related hypogonadism in morbidly obese men, restoring normal levels of testosterone and sex drive.
Exercise makes the blood of obese people healthier
Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research.