Obesity rates are nearly 40% among US adults, but traditional treatment methods are found to contribute to weight stigma, creating a population that's unhealthier than ever.
Investigators sought to determine whether supplementation of LCPUFA‐ω3 for 3 months would reduce insulin resistance and weight in adolescents with obesity.
Although congenital heart defects are more frequent in offspring of mothers with overweight or obesity, the relationship between maternal overweight and obesity and risk for complex and specific heart defects is not well defined.
The co-occurrence of obesity and mood disorders increases the risk for physical comorbidities, poor mental health and psychological well-being, and less healthy behaviors.
Obesity is associated with lower gray matter brain volumes.
There is no compelling evidence to indicate health benefits of nonsugar sweetener (NSS) use on a range of health outcomes.
Holocaust survivors in Israel have higher rates of comorbidities but lower mortality compared with a control population.
Body mass index increases in middle school students can be limited by school-based nutrition policies but not by physical activity policies.
Anxiety and depression predict poor future physical health as strongly as obesity and smoking in older adults.
A considerable proportion of cancer cases in men and women are attributable to excess body weight (EBW), with variation in the proportion among states.
Patients with obesity undergoing projection radiography receive a higher dose area product (DAP) than normal-weight adults.
An expert panel assessed 41 diets to come up with their final results, examining the evidence behind each diet's claims, the short-term and long-term weight loss associated with the diet, how easy the diet is to follow, how well each diet conforms to current nutrition standards, and its effect on diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.
Weight loss from laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery is associated with the lengthening of telomeres for patients who were in adverse cardiometabolic states before surgery.
Mindful eating techniques taught in a group setting lead to significant improvements in eating behavior and weight loss in patients with obesity.
The Obalon Balloon System is a swallowable intragastric balloon system that consists of a balloon folded inside a capsule.
From 1999-2000 to 2015-2016, there was an increase in mean weight, waist circumference, and body mass index (BMI) for many U.S. adults.
The odds of developing COPD were considerably higher in both men and women with class III obesity compared with normal weight individuals.
The inverse association between fiber intake and the risk for incident symptomatic knee osteoarthritis may be partially mediated by body mass index.
Very few U.S. adults are metabolically healthy.
Increased BMI during puberty might worsen risk for adult type 2 diabetes in men.
Later circadian sleep timing, later weekday bedtimes, and shorter sleep duration were associated with insulin resistance in adolescents who had overweight or obesity.
Abdominal fatness in adolescence was associated with cardiometabolic dysfunction and BMI was found to be a beneficial tool for predicting effects of abdominal fat over time.
Metabolic syndrome and psoriatic arthritis were highly prevalent comorbidities in patients with plaque psoriasis.
A large proportion of the U.S. population seems to have negative attitudes toward weight-loss surgery.
Smartphones and wearable devices used to measure physical activity may systematically undercount the steps of older people and women.
A high BMI is associated with reduced follicle-stimulating hormone receptor expression in human chorionic gonadotropins, reduced expression of estradiol synthesis-related genes, and reduced production of estradiol.
Postpartum women with an elevated BMI score and a history of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Higher body mass index z scores in children strongly predicted parental perception that their child was overweight 2 years later, reflecting an awareness of already rising BMI.
There are distinct subgroups or subtypes of obesity and some of these groups, including adults with disordered eating, may derive more benefit from bariatric surgery than others.
Children and adolescents with metabolically healthy obesity had higher carotid intima-media thickness compared with metabolically healthy individuals who were a normal weight.
A 12-month intensive lifestyle intervention including an energy-restricted Mediterranean diet, increased physical activity, and behavioral support for overweight/obese patients was found to be beneficial in decreasing adiposity and cardiovascular events.
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