Over the past three decades, the percentage of older children and adolescents who were overweight tripled in Brazil and almost doubled in the United States, according to a new study.
Race and ethnicity, age, obesity, and heavy alcohol consumption are strongly associated with hypertension in both men and women over the age of 40.
The recent worldwide increase in obesity has been attributed to environmental factors such as more sedentary lifestyles and excessive food intake.
After school lifestyle education and physical training programs can benefit obese children and adolescents by altering their body compositions and providing primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.
The identification of a protein that enables the body to overcome resistance to the hormone leptin could help scientists move one step closer to creating a drug therapy to help prevent and treat obesity.
Obesity can cause a wide range of cardiovascular disease risks, some of which can be attributed to the various differences in regional body fat distribution among individuals. a Study of sedentary men across a range of obesity levels links lower cardiovagal baroreflex to higher levels of abdominal visceral fat.
Researchers are looking for ways to combat obesity and diabetes mellitus. Plant-based, edible compounds are one answer, an animal study finds. Using a genetic model of obesity and diabetes mellitus, researchers have examined the effects of dietary soybean and flaxseed.
Study indicates older adults may be able to combat oxidative stress in their cells that may damage tissues and interfere with normal physiological functions by loading up on vitamin C.
Overweight and obesity, particularly in the abdominal area, are associated with a variety of health risks, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Twenty five percent of obese children and 21 percent of obese adolescents tested by Yale researchers were glucose intolerant and at high risk for developing diabetes.
Many obese children and adolescents have impaired glucose tolerance, a condition that often appears before the development of type 2 diabetes.
Myostatin might be a useful target for preventing or treating obesity and associated conditions, like diabetes.
Xenical support programmes shown to double weight loss success and increase patient satisfaction.
Chinese children are likely to maintain their dietary intake patterns from childhood into adolescence, a new study has found.
Obesity is spreading at an alarming rate, not just in industrialized countries but in developing countries, where obesity often sits next to malnutrition.
apid rates of weight gain during infancy could be linked to obesity later in childhood, report researchers in the February issue of Pediatrics.