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A significant step in tackling obesity in children in Northern Ireland has been launched.
Six communities receive grants to increase physical activity and promote healthy eating to combat obesity.
Nearly one in three children having surgery are overweight or obese, extra weight can increase complications.
A hormone found naturally in the gut is the basis of a new obesity treatment drug, is being developed by one of the world's leading obesity experts, Professor Steve Bloom at Imperial College London.
Girls as young as age 9 who are overweight are at increased risk for short term, long term problems that increase the chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
Americans would overwhelmingly support public policies designed to decrease the prevalence of adulthood obesity in the U.S.
Children and adolescents who are obese or overweight have higher health care utilization and a significantly higher average of health care charges than their healthy weight peers.
A link between obesity and the microbial communities living in our guts is suggested by new research at WUSTL.
Obese people are at high risk of multiple health problems, while the cost of obesity to a country's health service is currently estimated at up to 9%, and the overall social cost of the condition is seen as a major hindrance to economic development.
Failure to recognize excess body weight and obesity poses significant health concerns.
Excess body fat early in life may have adverse cardiovascular effects, even in children and adolescents who aren't obese or overweight.
Obese and overweight workers of older than 60 years of age constitute 76 percent.
Obesity is more prevalent in older adults living in disadvantaged urban neighborhoods.
Waist circumference of abdominal childhood obesity predicts health issues more accurately than BMI.
Campaigns that try to get young people to lose weight by focusing on their dissatisfaction with their obese appearance are missing the point.
While obesity is famously tied to increasing risks for heart disease and diabetes, now comes another reason to lose weight: being obese may contribute to a greater likelihood of complications in delicate spine surgery.
Five of the nation's leading food manufacturers to help combat childhood obesity in America.
To prevent obesity in early childhood may require change of diet not just at nursery school and home, but also in the wider environment.