The proportion of pregnant women with obesity (body mass index [BMI] above 30 kg/m2) has doubled over the past decade, from around 22% in 2010 to 44% in 2018, according to new research being presented at this year's European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK
For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report.
Girls are not the only ones who go through puberty early if they have obesity. Boys with obesity enter puberty at an earlier age than average, according to a new study.
A study conducted by Sarah Farabi, Ph.D., RN, while she was a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Teri Hernandez at the University of Colorado College of Nursing and School of Medicine in 2018 found that mild sleep apnea changed sugar levels during pregnancy and was connected to infant growth patterns related to increased risk of obesity.
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in household dust promote the development of fat cells in a cell model and could contribute to increased growth in children relative to their age.
Several studies show that this way of eating may cause weight loss and improve health markers — at least in the short term
Children and teenagers with obesity and severe obesity, in addition to other conditions, have an increased risk for premature heart disease, according to a scientific statement from the American Heart Association published in Circulation.
Eating later in the day may contribute to weight gain, according to a new study.
Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains.
Obesity per se is associated with an increased risk of developing both type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease (CAD), say US researchers in a large-scale meta-analysis combining genetic and epidemiological data, thus underlining the importance of weight loss.