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Childhood obesity is a serious issue with many health and social consequences that often continue into adulthood.
FDA approved Ethicon Endo-Surgery's REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band, a surgical implant for weight reduction and improvement in obesity-related health conditions.
While obesity has been shown to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, being overweight in old age does not lead to memory problems.
Severe obesity and obesity-related problems arei the major medical problem associated with Prader-Willi syndrome.
Eating disorders among adolescent girls and boys can have substantial negative impact on their health and lead to dangerous weight-control behaviors.
Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers announced a new partnership with the state of Pennsylvania to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity.
Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) calls on insurers and employers to increase access to the treatments of obesity and morbid obesity.
Obese individuals who undergo bariatric surgery are less likely to die from heart disease.
Long-term total mortality after gastric bypass surgery was significantly reduced, particularly deaths from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Bariatric surgery for severe obesity is associated with long-term weight loss and decreased overall mortality.
Obesity and aversion to exercise have become hallmarks of modern society - and a new study suggests that a blood protein linked to these lifestyle factors may be an indicator for an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer.
Adding a lifestyle intervention led by a registered dietitian to the typical care provided to obese people with type 2 diabetes does not increase overall health-care costs and may result in cost savings
Athersys has initiated a Phase I clinical trial in for ATHX-105, the company's oral, selective 5HT2c receptor agonist for treating obesity.
Obesity spreads within social networks and that the closer the social connection.
Obese girls are half as likely to attend college as non-obese girls. Girls suffering from obesity are even less likely to enter college if they attend a high school where obesity is relatively uncommon.
Vowing to "give up the pounds, not the fight," Dr. Ian Smith has created The 50 Million Pound Challenge.
The rate of obesity in the U.S. increased from 13% to 32% of the population between the 1960s and 2004.
Residents living in high-walkability neighborhoods are more likely to engage in regular moderate physical activity than residents located in a low-walkability neighbourhood.
In the physical activity and public health research arena, the interest in the immediate housing and residential neighborhood environment (e.g. crime rates, road safety, street connectivity, footpaths and cycle ways, design and maintenance of neighborhood, visibility of stairs, central shopping facilities, availability of physical recreation facilities) is relatively new.