Overweight

Treatment of Overweight: Is Metabolically Healthy Obesity a Worthwhile Initial Goal?

“Being overweight causes serious health problems. You should lose weight.” Doctors repeatedly point this out to their overweight and obese patients. Through a…

Epigenetics: Overweight Affects DNA Methylation

While our genes do not change in the course of life, our lifestyle can directly influence their surroundings. Scientists speak here of the epigenome (Greek…

Sibling composition impacts childhood obesity risk

It is well documented that children with obese parents are at greater risk for obesity. In a new study, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital,…

Primary weight maintenance – a new way to prevent overweight and obesity

It is also important to reach groups that are normally regarded as being at low risk of gaining weight. This is what Kristina Lindvall shows in her doctoral…

Parents find terms 'large' or 'gaining too much weight' less offensive than 'obese'

If doctors want to develop a strong rapport with parents of overweight children, it would be best if physicians used terms like “large” or “gaining too much…

Overweight? There's a vaccine for that

Obesity and obesity-related disease is a growing health issue worldwide. Somatostatin, a peptide hormone, inhibits the action of growth hormone (GH) and…

Overweight and obese women at greater risk of breast cancer recurrence

Women who are overweight or obese when they are diagnosed with breast cancer are at higher risk of cancer recurrence or related death than are leaner women,…

Overweight more harmful to the liver than alcohol in middle-aged men

A group of researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy has studied the link between overweight and the risk of developing cirrhosis of the liver in middle-aged men….

Low-carb, higher-fat diets add no arterial health risks to obese people seeking to lose weight

“Overweight and obese people appear to really have options when choosing a weight-loss program, including a low-carb diet, and even if it means eating more…

Women suffering from anorexia or bulimia draw a different picture of themselves than women without eating disorders

Women suffering from anorexia or bulimia draw themselves with prominently different characteristics than women who do not have eating disorders and who are…

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