An avocado a day could help redistribute belly fat in women toward a healthier profile, according to a new study from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and collaborators.
Young adults aged 18 to 24 are at the highest risk of becoming overweight or developing obesity in the next decade of their life compared to adults in any other age group, and obesity
Throughout the day, we gain energy by breaking down carbohydrates, fats, and proteins in our bodies through the process of metabolism
A perspective article challenges the 'energy balance model,' which says weight gain occurs because individuals consume more energy than they expend. According to the authors, 'conceptualizing obesity as a disorder of energy balance restates a principle of physics without considering the biological mechanisms underlying weight gain.'
Asthmatic children are less likely to respond to inhaled steroid medication if they are overweight or obese, and this leads to more frequent asthma attacks, according to research presented at the 'virtual' European Respiratory Society International Congress today.
Conventional scientific opinion has attributed weight gain to a net surplus of calories due to burning fewer calories than taking in. Opposing this view, the carbohydrate-insulin model states that diet quality matters more for weight loss than total calorie intake.
An international study of 55 countries has shown a marked increase in the number of overweight women globally, with wealthy, educated and urban women heavier than their counterparts.
Children who eat slower are less likely to be extroverted and impulsive, according to a new study co-led by the University at Buffalo and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Children and young people whose mothers had a BMI greater than 30 during early pregnancy are at an increased risk of fatty liver disease.
Rates of childhood obesity are at historically high levels in the U.S., yet there are few interventions that promote healthy weight gain in children from infancy to age two—a critical period for the development and prevention of childhood obesity.