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Overweight & Obesity

Weight loss among fat-acceptance influencers a fraught topic

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Maui Bigelow has always been curvy and built a social media presence by embracing every pound.

Overweight & Obesity

Offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more

A new study has found that offering children a wide variety and large quantities of snack food encourages them to eat more—and this practice may be contributing to Australia's weight problem.

Overweight & Obesity

Should obesity be recognized as a disease?

With obesity now affecting almost a third (29%) of the population in England, and expected to rise to 35% by 2030, should we now recognise it as a disease? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today.

Health

Creating a new type of food tracking app

Kim S., like half of mobile phone users, has an application to track her daily eating and fitness. But Kim is newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and wants to start tracking the glycemic index of her food, her blood glucose ...

Overweight & Obesity

How to help when your child weighs too much

(HealthDay)—Seventeen percent of American children and teens are obese and a nearly equal number are overweight, and those who are taunted about their weight tend to gain even more in response, according to a study from ...

Surgery

Weight loss prior to bariatric surgery carries risks

Requiring prospective bariatric surgery patients to lose weight before they can undergo the procedure may not be necessary or safe, University of Pennsylvania researchers found in a new study published recently in the journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Maternal obesity linked to childhood cancer

A new study from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center found that children born to obese mothers were more likely to develop cancer in early childhood.

Health

Blue light at night increases the consumption of sweets in rats

A new study demonstrates that just one hour of exposure to blue light at night—the kind of light produced by the screens of many devices—raises blood sugar levels and increases sugar consumption in male rats. This study, ...