Obesity cannot be easily explained as simply a breakdown in willpower.
A study suggests the release of lipids from abdominal fat, which drains directly to the liver, increases overnight, providing additional insight as to how abdominal fat is associated with type 2 diabetes risk.
Statins are commonly prescribed agents to lower cholesterol and the associated risks of vascular events. Statins are also known to have proapoptotic and antimetastatic effects in cancer.
Overweight and obese individuals incur up to $1,500 more in annual medical costs than healthy-weight individuals, according to a two-year study.
Study finds weight loss in obese adults can reduce severity of asthma. Behavioral weight loss program associated with improvements in airway hyperresponsiveness and quality...
While obesity has generally been viewed as a single significant health concern, a University of Pittsburgh study suggests that not all obese women share the same health risks.
Pre-diabetes - a condition that raises a person's risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and stroke - is far more common in America than previously believed.
A new study sheds light on the key mechanisms by which new pancreatic beta cells normally form in response to insulin resistance.
A spongy implant into fat tissue reduced weight gain and blood-sugar levels with no adverse affects - a development that can benefit people with diabetes or prediabetes.
Whether your neighbourhood is conducive to walking could determine your risk for developing diabetes...
A very high proportion of children who are having surgery are overweight or obese, and because of the excess weight have a greater chance of experiencing problems associated with the surgery, according to a new study.
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.
Obese and overweight patients in a study group reported sleeping less than their peers with normal body mass indexes.
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.
Researchers have begun a new study into the effects of a mother's diet in pregnancy upon unborn babies and their future health.
A genetic variation in mitochondria, the energy-producing machinery of cells, prevents young obese subjects with diabetes type 2 to respond to physical exercise.