The CDC says that diabetes, chronic lung disease and cardiovascular disease are the top three underlying health conditions linked with COVID-19 hospitalizations thus far. An expert weighs in on why obesity may be the missing link.
The former "Biggest Loser" trainer says "nobody" should be "body shamed" but "obesity in itself is not something that should be glamorized."
If you were born in 1990, you have twice the risk of colon cancer and four times the risk of rectal cancer compared to someone born around 1950, according to a study.
The new exercise guidelines suggest if Americans "get moving," they can drastically improve their health.
"It's about reminding people that the world is full of diversity," says Jessica Millichamp.
Stressful working conditions caused heart damage and added deadly amounts of weight to ex-officer Jose Vega. His fight for disability underscores the intrinsically unhealthy conditions of being a cop.
If you're overweight but eat a good diet and exercise often, you're probably healthy. But new research finds that being overweight or obese can affect your future health.
Never heard of social jet lag? Chances are, you suffer from social jet lag. A new study reveals that these effects, dubbed “social jet lag,” even extend to long-term health issues like increased risk of heart disease, with each hour of jet lag resulting in an 11 percent increase in risk.
The technical term for that brain zap is deep transcranial magnetic stimulation, or dTMS, a noninvasive technique that is currently being used to treat patients for depression and addiction. An electromagnetic coil in a helmet sends pulses to nerve cells to stimulate the release of neurotransmitters. Livio Luzi, MD, a professor and head of endocrinology at the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato and the University of Milan, has been studying whether dTMS could be effective in treating obesity as an addiction to food. One group received half-hour dTMS treatments three times a week for five weeks, while the other received a fake version of the treatment.
Natural light can have a huge impact on your sleep and circadian clock, which help influence weight regulation. A study published in the journal PLOS One suggests that exposure to natural light can have a huge impact on your sleep and circadian clock, both of which help influence weight regulation and eating patterns. The goal of the study was to look at the relationship between natural light, sleep and body mass index (BMI).
An Egyptian woman, Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty, weighs about 1,100 pounds and is believed to be the world’s heaviest woman. She had not left her house in 25 years before a trip to Mumbai, India, for bariatric surgery.
Obesity expert, Dr Clare Llewellyn has revealed that though children who are overweight eat just 12 extra calories at mealtimes, that tiny amount adds up to an extra 5,500 calories every month, which leads to youngsters putting on weight up to 7% quicker than other children of the same age. Dr Llewellyn, a lecturer in behavioural obesity research at University College London, said that overweight children do not necessarily eat more often, or have more junk food, but likely pile on the pounds because the portions on their plates are too large.
Animals have often been linked to infectious diseases and viruses that can seriously harm or even kill humans. One of the prominent researchers into “infectobesity” is Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar. Struggling to figure out why some of his patients could not keep the pounds off despite rigorous diet and exercise programs, Dhurandhar had a serendipitous conversation with a veterinarian pathologist that would lead him to his current research.