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.
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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.
Findings implicate brain circuits are involved in drug craving, emotional response to food.
Rationally designed obesity treatment product achieves greater weight loss than placebo with no indication of reaching a plateau.
Obese adult patients are at risk for acute diverticulitis after twenty years of age and this is associated with abdominal obesity in these younger patients.
Children who are overweight as toddlers or preschoolers are more likely to be overweight or obese in early adolescence.
Growing portions over last two decades may confuse consumers about appropriate serving sizes and can serve as another cause of obesity.
Mississippi tops the obesity league of US states, 29.5% of its adults are obese. Alabama is second and West Virginia is third. Colorado is the nimblest state, where 16.9% of its people are obese.
Some brains may be wired to encourage fidgeting and other restless behaviors that consume calories and help control weight.