obesity and weight loss

Childhood Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Premature Death

Childhood Obesity Tied to Higher Risk of Anxiety, Depression, Premature Death

Two new studies show that children with obesity have a three times higher risk of mortality in early adulthood and are more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression. The...
Daily Avocado Linked to Better Attention in Overweight Adults

Daily Avocado Linked to Better Attention in Overweight Adults

Daily avocado consumption may improve the ability to focus attention in overweight and obese adults, according to a new randomized control trial published in the International Journal of
Saliva Biomarker May Predict Obesity Risk for Some Kids

Saliva Biomarker May Predict Obesity Risk for Some Kids

A new study finds that a biomarker in saliva is linked to the development of childhood obesity in a group of preschool-aged Hispanic children. The study, published in the journal...
Physical Health Problems in Your 20s Affects Brain Health Decades Later

Physical Health Problems in Your 20s Affects Brain Health Decades Later

Having health issues such as smoking, high cholesterol, or a high body mass index (BMI) in your 20s may make you more likely to have problems with thinking and memory...
Unhealthy Diet Linked to Anxiety Disorders

Unhealthy Diet Linked to Anxiety Disorders

New research shows that adults who have low fruit and vegetable intakes have a higher likelihood of being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. This finding helps to explain the discovery...
Effects of Obesity Can Mirror Those of Aging

Effects of Obesity Can Mirror Those of Aging

In a new paper, published in the journal Obesity Reviews, researchers from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. The study looked at how
Reducing Weight And Stigma Can Be Complementary Goals

Reducing Weight And Stigma Can Be Complementary Goals

The social stigma of being overweight is often internalized by people with obesity, causing them to blame and devalue themselves because of their weight. While it’s known that weight “self-stigma”...
Mouse Study: Soybean Oil May Disrupt Metabolism, Oxytocin

Mouse Study: Soybean Oil May Disrupt Metabolism, Oxytocin

A new mouse study reveals that soybean oil has a pronounced effect on the hypothalamus, a region of the brain involved in metabolism, reproduction and stress response, and may even...
Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Move Into Adulthood Seen As Critical Time for Obesity

Two new studies reveal that weight again associated with leaving adolescence and moving into adulthood reflects a decrease in physical activity and changes in diet. Researchers at the University of...
Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

Genetic Testing for Obesity Risk May Not Translate to Weight Loss

A new study in JAMA Cardiology finds that genetic testing to identify those at high risk for obesity has not translated into weight loss, suggesting it is better to focus...
Calorie Intake May Affect Weight Gain More Than Physical Activity

Calorie Intake May Affect Weight Gain More Than Physical Activity

Research among forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest suggest children in Amazonia do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they
Obesity: Amazon Research Finds Calorie Intake More Important Than Activity

Obesity: Amazon Research Finds Calorie Intake More Important Than Activity

Research among forager-horticulturalist children in the Amazon rainforest suggest children in Amazonia do not spend more calories in their everyday lives than children in the United States, but they
Obesity May Affect Brain Development in Kids

Obesity May Affect Brain Development in Kids

Research shows a link between obesity in children and decreased executive function, but the mechanism behind this has remained unclear. Now a new national study published in JAMA Pediatrics
Regular TV Access Tied to Preference for Thinner Women

Regular TV Access Tied to Preference for Thinner Women

When people have access to daily television, they tend to prefer thinner women, according to a new body image study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. For...
Obesity in Pregnant Women Tied to Lag in Sons’ Development, IQ

Obesity in Pregnant Women Tied to Lag in Sons’ Development, IQ

A new study finds that women who are obese during pregnancy are more likely to have sons with impaired motor skills in preschool and lower IQs in middle childhood. In...
Treating Chronic Inflammation May Reduce Illness, Save Lives

Treating Chronic Inflammation May Reduce Illness, Save Lives

Early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of severe chronic inflammation may reduce the risk of chronic disease and death worldwide, according to an international team of scientists from 22
Belly Fat May Impact Mental Flexibility in Older Adults

Belly Fat May Impact Mental Flexibility in Older Adults

Having more belly fat and less muscle may affect mental flexibility in aging adults, according to a new study at Iowa State University. The study looked at data from more...
TV Watching May Be Main Culprit Behind Obesity in Kids

TV Watching May Be Main Culprit Behind Obesity in Kids

A new Spanish study suggests that TV watching is the lifestyle habit most strongly associated with obesity in children. A research team, led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health...
Using Diet Pills and Laxatives Can Set Stage for Eating Disorders

Using Diet Pills and Laxatives Can Set Stage for Eating Disorders

A new study has found that young women who use diet pills and laxatives to control their weight have higher odds of being diagnosed with an eating disorder. “We’ve known...
Make A Plan to Avoid Temptations and Reach Your Goals

Make A Plan to Avoid Temptations and Reach Your Goals

People who make plans to avoid or handle temptation are more likely to achieve their goals, according to a new study. Proactively planning to manage temptations may be more effective...