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Losing weight is always an uphill battle. For obese patients, it might be harder than we think.
Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital released a new study this week showing strong correlations with interrupted sleep/wake cycles and the onset of obesity and type 2 diabetes.
A third of Americans are now obese and up to 70% of them are trying to lose weight. Researchers have found that obese dieters who said they ate less fat, exercised more, and used prescription weight loss medications were more likely to lose weight.
Childhood obesity has become a major issue in the United States. Research indicates that obese adolescents tend to have higher risk of mortality as adults.
Pregnant women who are overweight with moderately elevated blood sugar never set off any alarms for their physicians.
Nearly 18 percent of U.S. school-aged children and adolescents are obese, as the rate of childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years.
In order for the nation to achieve goals set by the federal government for reducing obesity rates by 2020, children in the United States would need to eliminate an average of 64 excess calories per day, researchers calculated in a study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
The neighborhoods in which children and adolescents live and spend their time play a role in whether or not they eat a healthy diet, get enough exercise or become obese, concludes a collection of studies in a special theme issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
University of Illinois researchers have surveyed more than 3,500 college students, finding more than a third of them reported their weight inaccurately. Of the students surveyed, overweight and obese men were most likely to guess low on their weight.
According to new research, there are at least two new genetic variations responsible for increasing the risk of common childhood obesity.
- Growing in low tufty patches.