The discovery of a gene believed to be connected to morbid obesity has international origins and began as an exploration into the causes of Type I diabetes.
Immigrants who have lived in the United States for at least 15 years are nearly as obese as U.S.-born adults
Results of study suggest that restoring fatty-acid levels in the brain may be a promising way to treat obesity.
Through the study of fat storage in nematode worms, researchers have formulated a new model for understanding the mechanisms of obesity and diabetes in humans.
A study of gastric bypass surgery patients is being highlighted as an important warning for people considering the procedure.
The conventional wisdom is that you can trick yourself into eating less if you use a smaller plate. But a new study finds that...
Pediatric researchers have found that a gene already implicated in the development of type 2 diabetes in adults also raises the risk of being overweight during childhood.
Morbidly obese people who undergo minimally invasive gastric bypass surgery to lose weight may also experience a reduction in their symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Researchers discovered the ability of Nischarin to treat or prevent metabolic diseases including obesity and diabetes.
Doctors are increasingly using a convenient blood glucose test for diagnosing diabetes and pre-diabetes, but a study shows it's not the best way to diagnose diabetes in children.
Despite widespread attention to diet, calorie intake may not be a major factor in causing death by heart disease.
New research shows that large numbers of overweight Hispanic youth already have complications of obesity, including impaired glucose tolerance, which can lead to diabetes, and metabolic syndrome.
More than two-thirds of women and almost three-quarters of men receiving care at Veterans Affairs outpatient facilities in 2000 were overweight – a higher percentage than among the general population.
Obesity is associated with a 25 percent increase in the risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders and a 25 percent decrease in likeliness for substance abuse.
UltraZx, Labs, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling “UltraZx” weight loss supplements. This product has been found to contain undeclared Sibutramine and phenolphthalein.FDA laboratory analysis of...
In teenagers, laparoscopic gastric banding surgery for treatment of extreme obesity can significantly improve and even reverse the metabolic syndrome.