Obesity

Childhood obesity 'getting worse every year' with nearly a quarter of Scottish five-year-olds at risk

Efforts to tackle childhood obesity in Scotland are failing, with figures showing the number of children at risk of being overweight or obese is now at a record high.<p>The NHS statistics reveal that 22.9 per cent of primary one pupils are at risk, representing a rise of 0.8 per cent in 12 months, and …

Owe

Free Trade Spreading US Killer Disease Worldwide---Obesity

Serve the People!<br>(Image by Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com) Permission Details DMCA<p><b>A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico's Soaring Obesity - The New</b> …

Liberal View

Is your child's school an obesity risk?

Child obesity rates are skyrocketing globally. Young children spend the lion’s share of their time in school, consuming a large portion of their …

Research

Medicine's best obesity treatment is also its most misunderstood

Americans keep dieting to lose weight, but bariatric surgery is the most effective tool out there.<p>There’s a surprisingly big disconnect between how obesity researchers think about the causes of and treatments for obesity and how the American public does.<p>Researchers think some people have genetic …

Medicine

Maria Lally: How should I tell my children they're fat?

When her 8-year-old daughter started a new school in a new town, Kim was heartbroken – but not altogether surprised – when she came home after her …

Parenting

Child obesity campaigners in row over new report’s lack of teeth

Centre for Social Justice accused of omitting key recommendations to the benefit of the food industry over the health of youngsters<p>A row has broken out over publication of a major report into child obesity, which campaigners claim has been derailed by the food industry after it dropped tough curbs …

Theresa May

Warning over UK's teen obesity crisis

More than one in three British teenagers are overweight or obese, a study has found.

The Search for Human Obesity Genes

Understanding of the genetic influences on obesity has increased at a tremendous rate in recent years. By some estimates, 40 to 70 percent of the …

Genetics

South Africa's twin malnutrition challenges: hunger and obesity

File: Research suggests that under-nutrition in early life may play a role in promoting adult obesity. Photo: Pixabay / TeroVesalainen<p>Many South …

News (South Africa)

Sausage sandwich has two-thirds of daily salt allowance, study finds

Health group says brands have failed to reach targets set by Public Health England – and vegetarian sausages are just as bad<p>The humble sausage sandwich could contain nearly two-thirds of an adult’s maximum daily recommended intake of salt – more than a McDonald’s double cheeseburger and large …

Sausages

Developing countries could get sick before they get rich. Policy can help

Improved human well-being is one of the modern era’s greatest triumphs. The age of plenty has also led to an unexpected global health crisis: two …

Geography

BMI: A double-edged sword in your risk of dementia

An analysis of international data on more than a million people who were followed over time confirms two links between BMI and dementia — one ties …

Dementia

Avoiding obesity might help you dodge this degenerative disease

Obesity has been linked to serious side effects like diabetes and cancer, and now there’s a chance those with a higher BMI are more likely to develop …

Lifestyle

The US is exporting obesity – and Trump is making the problem worse

Pushing processed foods and sedentary lifestyles on the world is jeopardising global health gains<p>As Donald Trump’s administration throws sharp elbows in trade negotiations and systematically rescinds regulations introduced by Barack Obama, one casualty is likely to be efforts to fight the global …

Business

OVERWEIGHT TEEN GIRLS HAVE HIGHER ACNE RISK

Teenage girls who are overweight or obese are significantly more likely to develop acne than their normal-weight peers, a new Norwegian survey …

News (South Africa)

Dementia risk increased by being middle-aged and over weight, says study

Middle-aged people who are overweight have an increased risk of dementia, a new analysis has found.<p>The research, based on 39 studies across Europe, …

News (Ireland)

Fetuses grow differently in obese women

(Reuters Health) - Obese pregnant women who don’t have serious medical problems are still more likely to have unusually large babies than mothers who aren’t obese, a recent study suggests.<p>While maternal obesity has long been linked to an increased risk of pregnancy complications for mothers and …

Pregnancy

Companies Love Misery?

An article just published in the New England Journal of Medicine predicts the future prevalence of obesity among adults in the United States based on the current prevalence of childhood obesity, and simulation models incorporating prevailing patterns of weight change over time. The news is far from …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Most American Kids Today Will Be Obese by Age 35

The U.S.’s obesity problem is set to get much worse, according to new Harvard research that simulates future obesity rates for those Americans who …

Will Overweight Children Be Overweight Adults?

A father brings his 2-year-old son to the family doctor’s office with concerns about his child’s weight. He says, “We thought our child was just a …

Medical Journals

David Cassidy ‘Sad, Lonely’ Years Before Death: Twitter Slams Dr. Phil ‘Partridge Family’ Star Interview

David Cassidy, who soared from <i>Partridge Family</i> TV star to a singer loved around the world, continues to be missed. New reports are emerging of …

Entertainment

More than half of U.S. kids will be obese by the time they’re 35, study predicts

Obesity is set to become the new normal in America.<p>By the time today’s kids reach the age of 35, 57% of them will be obese, a new study predicts. That means that if present trends continue, an American child’s chances of having a normal weight when they grow up — or of being merely overweight — are …

Longevity

More than half of U.S. kids will have obesity at 35 if current trends continue

Loading...<p>Nearly six out of 10 of today's children will have obesity when they're 35, according to a new study released by Harvard.<p>Researchers say if …

The New England Journal of Medicine

Coca-Cola truck's Christmas tour of the UK 'should be banned, to protect kids'

THE iconic Coca-Cola Christmas truck tour should be BANNED, health officials have said.<p>The festive favourite has been slammed for promoting sugary …

Depression can hurt your heart as much as obesity

According to the World Health Organization WHO, 350 million people worldwide are affected by depression.The post Depression can hurt your heart as …

Psychology

Why overweight people may be more likely to die from infections like pneumonia and sepsis

We may be vastly underestimating obesity’s toll.<p>As obesity rates have hit global epidemic proportions, researchers are finding new ways that excess body fat harms our health. This week, a new study adds another worry to the list: Being overweight or obese in adolescence seems to put people at a …

Medicine

Calls for ban on Coca-Cola's Christmas truck tour over child health fears

Head of Public Health England says annual marketing campaign targets areas where children suffer from higher rates of tooth decay and obesity<p>The NHS’s public health boss is urging local councils and shopping centres to ban visits from Coca-Cola’s promotional Christmas trucks because of sugar’s key …

Business

@NEJM Ask the Authors & Experts: Topic in Pediatric Public Health • NEJM Group Open Forum

Experts<p>Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Nutrition Department, Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina at …

Medicine

'Alarming' rise in cancer rates driven by diabetes, obesity

New research crunches the numbers on diabetes- and obesity-related cancers and projects a steep rise in diagnosed cases.<p>Researchers at several …

Medicine

Harvard researchers say more than half of US children will be obese by age 35

A new Harvard study projects that more than 57% of today's kids will be obese by their 35th birthday. Skyrocketing obesity rates around the globe are being blamed for higher cancer rates. Researchers say too much screen time and bad diets are largely to blame.<p>More American kids than ever are …

The New England Journal of Medicine