Overweight & Obesity

The on-again, off-again weight-loss diet

(HealthDay)—Being on a weight-loss diet day in and day out for months on end can be challenging and even discouraging.

Overweight & Obesity

Age is not a barrier to the benefits of weight-loss surgery

While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults. The study, presented ...

Cardiology

Weight-reduction surgery may prevent strokes, lengthen lives

Obese patients who undergo weight-reduction surgery live longer and are less likely to experience a clot-caused stroke than those who do not, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association's ...

Immunology

Research maps link between air pollution and obesity

Amie Lund, a cardiovascular toxicology researcher with the University of North Texas, has found that exposure to certain air pollutants may cause weight gain, especially when coupled with a high-fat diet.

Overweight & Obesity

Factors during pregnancy may affect early childhood weight

In a study published in Pediatric Obesity, a child's high and increasing body mass index between ages two and six years was strongly associated with pre-pregnancy obesity and overweight in the child's mother; modestly associated ...

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