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Meet the Diplomate - Dr. Griffith

<i>Marcus Christopher Griffith, M.D., an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity</i> …

Strong Core

Eighty-percent of adults have experienced some type of back discomfort at some point in their lives, and as a result of those suffering from chronic …

Low Carb on a Budget

There’s no denying that food prices are going up, up and up. In the short term, it’s devastating many a grocery budget. In the long term, there’s no …

Some doctors slam anti-obesity device as ‘medically sanctioned bulimia’

Lotta Frisk-Bosnyak was 320 pounds and miserable. Then, in 2012, Frisk-Bosnyak, a chronic over-eater, heard about a clinical trial for a new obesity …

Proper Maternal Folate Level May Reduce Child Obesity Risk

Source: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development<br>Related MedlinePlus Pages: Folic Acid, Obesity

As obesity rates rise, cities declare war on sugar

There's no delicate way to put this -- America's getting fatter. And women have taken the lead.<p>A report Tuesday says more than 40 percent of women …

America's Obesity Epidemic Hits a New High

Health news<p>The U.S. obesity epidemic continues to worsen: The latest reports show that 40 percent of U.S. women are obese, and American teenagers are also continuing to put on weight.<p>The two reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that efforts to encourage Americans to lose …

CDC

Meet the Diplomate - Dr. Watson

<i>Dr. Christine Kirkendol Watson, an American Board of Obesity Medicine (ABOM) Diplomate, answers questions regarding the importance of an obesity</i> …

Do More of What Makes YOU Happy!

You’re probably already thinking of a situation because of the above statement. That’s perfect….as it was meant to make you ponder. As you think …

The Good, the Bad and the Carbohydrate

By now, I am sure that you’ve heard that all carbohydrates are not created equal. The swiftly digested—refined, processed, smashed, bleached, …

Too Fat to Fight: Is the Obesity Crisis a National Security Risk?

NBCBLK<p>Marcus Williams is unemployed but says he really wants to join the U.S. Army. Right now though, it is just a dream.<p>“I can’t pass the physicals because the recruiters say I am too fat,” says the 18-year-old resident of Detroit. “But I am working on it.”<p>Currently, he weighs 250 pounds and is 5 …

Why the Conversation About Obesity Needs to Change

When you lose weight, your body not only needs fewer calories to begin with, because it’s smaller, but there’s also a survival response that makes …

Exercise, more than diet, key to preventing obesity

Two factors—metabolism and gut microbes - have been credited by researchers as key players in the fight against obesity. However, there is an ongoing …

Rebrand for 'bariatric surgery' urged to boost fight against obesity

Dropping the term “bariatric surgery” may lead to a rise in the number of operations carried out on obese people, experts have suggested.<p>A new …

Obesity may not take years off your life: Study

Obesity Puts Women at Higher Risk for Endometrial Cancer

Despite recent remarkable advances in treating cancer, the number of women diagnosed with — and dying from — endometrial cancer is increasing …

Girl, 7, who lost 55 pounds, set to speak at Childhood Obesity Walk

By Darian Trotter<p>Fox San Antonio<p><b>SAN ANTONIO</b> - If you've been thinking about getting fit with your family the Childhood Obesity Walk & Run kicks off …

This Is Why It's So Hard To Keep Weight Off After Losing It

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)–</b> Ever wonder why it’s so hard to lose weight and then so easy to gain it back, even when you’re really trying to keep it …

Pain drugs can add to obesity

Obese people are more likely to suffer from chronic pain but many medications cause them to put on even more weight, says an expert.<p>While some …

Weight Loss

Psoriasis and obesity may share genetic source

Psoriasis and obesity may share a common genetic cause, says research published by <i>JAMA Dermatology</i>, which suggests a link between psoriasis, type 2 …

TechfestNW: Kim Burchiel Seeks to Cure Obesity By Hacking the Brain

Dr. Kim Burchiel thinks he can cure obesity—with brain surgery.<p>Government statistics estimate that obesity affects more than a third of American …

Obesity may become a federal regulatory issue

Nutrition issues with the goal of reducing health care costs may be the focus of a new administration.<p>WASHINGTON — With implementation of the Food …

Health Care

Chemicals in soap and nail polish can make you obese, finds new study

<b>Washington:</b> Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products like plastics, soap or nail polish may affect the amount of fat stored in the body, a …

Obesity Is Now Linked to 11 Types of Cancer

A new study looking at factors that influence stomach cancer found that alcohol, processed meats, and obesity all increase the risk of the disease. …

Too much fast food may cause infertility, study says

People often warn of excess fast food consumption, citing diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity among health risks.<p>"Traditional fast food was never …

Americans Work Out More Than Ever, So Why Are Obesity Rates Still Rising?

Every day it seems like we are bombarded with new fitness trends and exercises. Men and women alike tout secret ways to get a better butt, back, and …

This study 40 years ago could have reshaped the American diet. But it was never fully published.

By Peter Whoriskey<p>Peter Whoriskey<p>Reporter focusing on investigations of economic and financial issues<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It was one of the largest, most rigorous experiments ever conducted on an important diet question: How do fatty foods affect our health? Yet it took more than 40 years — that is, …

Saturated Fats

Causes of childhood obesity complex, but families, media play key roles

Although the causes of obesity are complex, families have significant influence on children's dietary habits and weight, and should be involved in …

Connect - The Official News Magazine of ASMBS

One of the hallmarks of our profession is the multidisciplinary approach that we apply to all stages of patient care. Ouroutcomes have reached …