Can you be overweight and healthy?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. One of the most contentious questions asked in the health community today is whether you can be overweight and healthy. This question – sometimes framed using the term “fat but fit” – has preoccupied medical researchers for decades, fuelling numerous studies both supporting and debunking the concept. The debate revolves around … 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

Being Overweight Amplifies the Harmful Effects of Alcohol on Cancer Risk

New research suggests that being overweight or having obesity amplifies the harmful effects of alcohol on the risk of developing alcohol-related cancer, particularly in people with a high body fat percentage. UK analysis of nearly 400,000 adults suggests overweight and obesity amplifies the harmful effects of alcohol on cancer risk, particularly in those with a … Read more

Overweight and Obesity Rates Have Reached Epidemic Proportions Across Europe

Overweight and obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions across Europe and are still escalating, according to the new WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022. The new WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022, to be published today (May 3, 2022) by the WHO Regional Office for Europe, reveals that overweight and obesity rates have reached epidemic … Read more