A new study by Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University suggests that the DSM-IV criteria for eating disorders have limited clinical utility.
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Obese teenagers who succeeded in losing weight in a year-long medically supervised weight control program also saw their bone mineral content increase over that period.
New website www.loseweightgainlife.co.uk provides clear information and support to people considering obesity surgery. To coincide with the launch of the website, findings from a new survey reveal widespread confusion over the causes of obesity in the UK with nearly 8 in 10 people (79%) believing obesity is caused purely by 'lifestyle choices', rather than being a serious medical condition, and 50% also associating the condition with 'greediness'.
Adult obesity-related health conditions could cost Minnesota at least an additional $900 million per year by 2010 and $3.7 billion more per year by 2020.
An anti-inflammatory drug similar to aspirin may provide an inexpensive means of treating and/or reducing the risk for diabetes in obese young adults.
Nastech Pharmaceutical Company completed enrollment for its Phase 2 clinical trial of PYY3-36 Nasal Spray to treat obesity.
US Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity sites that there is a 70% chance of overweight adolescents becoming overweight or obese adults.
A new study investigating the health effects of being overweight during adolescence projects alarming increases in the rates of heart disease.
National Poll on Children's Health finds less than 10% of parents of obese kids age 6-11 are very concerned about weight.
A different policy agenda from the one currently being promoted is required to tackle the global obesity epidemic. Unequal weight: equity oriented policy responses to the global obesity epidemic.
Four in ten parents of obese children ages 6 to 11 say that their kids are actually about the right weight.
NIH to collaborate with NCNW to help African American children maintain a healthy weight.
Parents need to do more about obesity in children, since childhood obesity can lead to heart disease. Children who are overweight are at significant risk of developing heart disease as adults.
'We Can' program will expand efforts to address the epidemic of childhood overweight.
US government is working to address one of the greatest dangers to America's young people: childhood overweight and obesity.
Lack of healthy food alternatives certainly contributes to the obesity rate of residents in predominately black neighborhoods in Washington.
An innovative pediatric healthy weight toolkit will help Michigan doctors tackle one of the state's new and preventable epidemics: childhood obesity.
Three drugs recommended for long-term use anti-obesity drugs, reduced weight by less than 5kg (11 pounds).
Strategies for decreasing a child's risk for obesity often focus on improving eating habits and maintaining a high level of physical activity. While this is one way to address the issue of children's obesity, another way to reduce the risk of childhood obesity could simply come down to positive parenting.
Overweight or obese men, according to a new US study, are at greater risk of dying from prostate cancer after treatment than men who are thin.
'European Day of Healthy Food and Cooking' aims to encourage healthy eating amongst children, with a view to tackling the rising childhood obesity levels in Europe.
Obesity is more hazardous to the health of the elderly than we previously suspected.
The association between weight and causes of death can vary considerably, with obesity associated with a significantly increased mortality from cardiovascular disease.