Weight-loss surgery works, no matter how long patient was obese

2020-03-06 16:00

Bariatric surgery isn't any less effective for people who have been obese for a long time.

Are antibiotics a recipe for obesity in childhood?

2020-03-04 14:45

Researchers found that four-year-olds who'd received more than nine antibiotic prescriptions were twice as likely to be obese as their peers with no antibiotic exposure.

WATCH | Is there a link between obesity and brain damage?

2020-03-04 04:45

While we are aware of the many effects obesity has on the body, how could it possibly affect the brain?

Do boys born to obese mothers have ‘worse motor skills and lower IQ scores’?

2020-01-23 18:45

Women who are overweight during pregnancy are advised to consume a well-balanced diet that consists of plenty of fruits, vegetables, fish oils and appropriate supplements.

Could obesity alter a child's brain structure?

2019-12-14 15:45

In a study, with escalating levels of BMI, kids tended to have a poorer ability to make decisions.

Obesity may change the teen brain, MRI study shows

2019-12-05 11:30

There is evidence linking obesity to certain brain structure differences. Recent studies have found evidence of brain tissue 'shrinkage' among people with high levels of body fat.

Should weight-loss surgery for kids and teens be more of an option?

2019-11-15 14:45

Evidence has shown that weight-loss surgery in children is safe and effective when performed in high-quality centres, with the paediatrician and family in a shared decision-making process.

Why maintaining a healthy weight is important in adulthood

2019-10-23 04:45

The findings of a new Chinese study suggest that maintaining normal weight throughout adulthood reduces the risk of early death.

How childhood risk factors can predict adult obesity

2019-10-22 04:45

In a study, those who were severely obese as children had the highest risk of severe obesity as adults.

Overweight dog, overweight owner?

2019-10-03 08:45

Based on the findings of researchers, it seems that the way owners give their dogs treats is related to the owner's own weight.


5 ways to choose a diet that is right for you

2020-03-05 17:56

If you make a conscious decision to achieve a healthier weight, you will need to choose a diet that is right for you.

Bad sleep, bad diet = bad heart? A dangerous equation

2020-03-04 11:45

A new study confirmed previous findings that women with worse overall sleep quality consumed higher amounts of added sugars associated with obesity and diabetes.

What does it mean to be skinny fat, and how do I tell if that's me?

2020-01-31 11:45

Let's at least call it something else already.

What matters more for obesity risk, genes or lifestyle?

2020-01-14 08:00

A new study shows that daily lifestyle – not genes – probably plays the much bigger role in a person's odds of becoming obese.

Researchers scanned obese teens' brains and found damage in areas linked to emotion and reward

2019-12-08 15:30

The small study supports earlier research that obesity is associated with changes in the brain, but which comes first isn't clear.

Your stretching intestine - not stomach - is what tells your brain you're full

2019-12-04 04:45

New research suggests it’s your engorged intestine that tells your brain to switch off your appetite when you've had enough to eat.

Is food addiction to blame for obesity? Not entirely, researchers found

2019-11-12 04:45

While there is a link between obesity and addiction, it is a complex situation and the causes are not as simple as you might think, a new study finds.

Kids + gadgets = less sleep and more risk for unwanted weight

2019-10-16 20:45

Not getting enough sleep leads to kids developing cravings for sugary or starchy foods, eating to get the energy to stay awake – and gaining unwanted weight.

Scientists discover new way fat harms your arteries

2019-09-21 09:45

Obesity promotes conditions that can lead to heart problems – such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnoea.

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