Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Adults with obesity more likely to develop H1N1 influenza

Adults with obesity are more susceptible to influenza A/H1N1pdm—the swine flu virus, according to a new study that did not, however, find a similar association with the seasonal flu.

Overweight & Obesity

Bacteria in infants' first stool may indicate their risk of obesity

Meconium—the earliest stool of an infant—is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus. A new study published in Pediatric Obesity found that the types of normal bacteria found in the ...

Overweight & Obesity

Working off your quarantine weight gain

(HealthDay)—Life in lockdown has led many to overeat and gain weight, a phenomenon referred to as the "COVID-15."

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Obese BME people at 'higher-risk' of contracting COVID-19

Obese people among black and minority ethnic communities (BME) are at around two times higher the risk of contracting COVID-19 than white Europeans, a study conducted by a team of Leicester researchers has found.

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