obesity may worsen its effects

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. Being overweight increases the risk of many serious health conditions, including strokes, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. Less well known, perhaps, is the link between being overweight or obese and the health of our brain. Research has shown that a higher body mass index and mid-life obesity are both linked to an … Read more

Maternal Obesity Greatly Increases a Child’s Risk of Heart Problems

According to a recent study in mice, maternal obesity affects the fetus’ heart health and function. Obesity during pregnancy increases the risk of lifelong heart disease in offspring Obesity is defined as an abnormal or excessive buildup of fat that poses a health risk. A BMI of 30 or above is considered obese. Obesity has … Read more

Weight Loss Surgery Can Lower Some of Your Cancer Risk Too, Study Finds

For people with obesity, bariatric surgery is by far the most effective way to lose weight and keep it off, albeit also the most invasive. While diets have been shown scientifically to not work long-term for the vast majority of people, making the stomach much smaller through surgical means is incredibly effective – one study … Read more

Weight-Loss Surgery Slashes Cancer Risk and Mortality in People With Obesity

According to new research, obese people were twice as likely to develop certain types of cancer and 3.5x more likely to die from it, than those who had weight-loss surgery. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 41.9% of US adults are obese, with 9.2% severely obese. Obesity contributes to a wide array … Read more

Obesity Might Be a Result of Your Body’s Chemistry

Scientists at Clemson University are making progress in understanding the link between specific enzymes that are naturally generated in the body and their involvement in managing obesity and controlling liver diseases. Scientists are investigating the connections between obesity, age, and body chemistry. Obesity is described as an abnormal or excessive buildup of fat that poses … Read more

Obesity Threatens US Military Readiness

A new Perspective published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior outlines the research and practices needed to combat the US obesity epidemic and its impact on military readiness Obesity is recognized as a public health crisis with serious medical and economic effects, but a Perspective in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviorpublished … Read more

City of Hope Faculty Honored for Achievements in Clinical Surgery, Promotion of Women in Cancer Science

Yuman Fong, MD, received the 2022 Flance-Karl Award from the American Surgical Association (ASA), and Leslie Bernstein, PhD, received the Margaret L. Kripke Legend Award for Promotion of Women in Cancer Medicine and Cancer Science. This week, City of Hope National Medical Center, a Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California, announced that 2 faculty had … Read more

Combining behavioral & data sciences to optimize chronic disease management

Digital tools have become an essential part of our lives. Online calendars guide our daily routine; Waze and Google Maps plan our routes – warning us of traffic or an accident ahead; websites and apps recommend restaurants nearby; and this is just to name a few. These technologies direct and redirect us, offering optimal guidance … Read more

Scientists study links between obesity, age and body chemistry — ScienceDaily

A team of Clemson University scientists is making inroads in understanding the relationship between certain enzymes that are normally produced in the body and their role in regulating obesity and controlling liver diseases. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data collected in 2017-18, more than 42% of US adults and 19% of … Read more

COVID-19 Vaccines May Be Significantly Less Effective in People With Severe Obesity

New research suggests that adults with severe obesity generate as significantly weaker immune response to COVID-19 vaccination compared to those with normal weight. Study suggests severe obesity blunts antibody response to COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer / BioNTech linked to a more robust antibody response than CoronaVac in people with severe obesity. New research suggests that adults … Read more