Why are fewer Americans trying to lose weight?
Two weeks later, a gym opened in her neighborhood. "I looked at it as an answered prayer," Henson said. "If that hadn't happened, there's a possibility I could have died or have any of the conditions associated with being obese. There's a history of heart disease and diabetes in my family.
Avoiding TV, Videos While Eating Would Likely Reduce The Risk Of Obesity
First Posted: Apr 10, 2017 03:25 AM EDT Eating home-cooked meals with the family without watching TV or videos would likely reduce the risk of obesity, according to a new study. The study involved almost 13,000 Ohio residents in the 2012 survey.
Obesity During First Trimester Increases Baby’s Risk Of Epilepsy, Study Claims
Medical professionals have long warned expectant moms about the serious health risks associated with being overweight while pregnant, such as gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, birth defects, preterm birth, and even miscarriage. Now, new research claims that maternal obesity in the first trimester may specifically increase a baby's risk of epilepsy.
About-Face on ‘Obesity Paradox’: Extra Fat Does Raise Risk of Death
Being overweight or obese at some point in adulthood may increase the risk of early death, a new study finds. The findings contradict the so-called " obesity paradox," a phenomenon seen in previous studies in which overweight people seemed to have a reduced risk of early death compared to those who were of normal weight.
Study Finds Playing Outside Reduces Obesity, Depression
Children and adults who have access to nature and regularly go outside are less likely to be inactive, obese and depressed, according to a recent report. A team of 11 researchers with the Institute for European Environmental Policy reviewed more than 200 academic studies and discovered that "access to nature is vital for good mental and physical health at all ages," the report says.
The weirder side of obesity: genetic forms of obesity are rare yet numerous
The Canadian researchers have identified and cataloged 79 rare genetic syndromes where obesity is a key symptom. A body mass index of 30 or higher is considered obese, where weight is higher than what is considered healthy for a given height.
This Food May Be a Major Reason for the Worldwide Obesity Crisis
Over the past three decades, trade agreements have made vegetable oil cheaper and easier to produce, export, and import. This has had some positive externalities, as Benton points out. Namely, it's helped reduce famine in a big way, and has allowed the "poorest of poor access to cheap calories."
Medical Mystery: Why Are Some Obese People ‘Metabolically Healthy’?
Obesity often brings with it a host of health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and risky cholesterol levels. But a lucky few appear to buck the trend: They are obese, and yet don't have any of these typical risk factors for heart disease or diabetes, a new study finds.