Too much soda and other sugar-filled drinks make children fat - which can lead to other problems.
Researchers provide direct evidence that two parts of a neuronal system, one that promotes eating and another that suppresses eating, are critical for the acute regulation of eating and body weight.
Race may play an important role in determining a person's obesity and fitness levels, shows a new study.
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.
Some obese individuals do not appear to have an increased risk for heart disease, while some normal-weight individuals experience a cluster of heart risks.
Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes.
Obese workers with type 2 diabetes report less productivity on the job than their normal-weight co-workers, and diabetes in itself has an effect on work impairment.
New research finds that a single brain region is sufficient for normal control of blood sugar and activity level by the fat hormone leptin.
Preliminary findings suggest that eating less protein may help protect against certain cancers that are not directly associated with obesity.
Obesity may contribute to a greater likelihood of post-operative complications for patients having pancreatic surgery, a surgeon at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has found.
Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) have helped identify a genetic variant that regulates glucose levels and also increases the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Individuals in a prediabetic state who were treated with the oral medication pioglitazone were 81 percent less likely to convert to diabetes than those who received a placebo.
Researchers have identified a common compound in the modern diet that could play a major role in the development of abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.
Joslin scientists also discover this impairment sets the stage for type 2 diabetes later in life.
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.
Obesity or being overweight is seen as the most important health issue for U.S. children, according to a new poll.