Obesity medicine expert discusses the connection between metabolism and mental health
Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that more than 40% of American adults are classified as obese and 36% report symptoms of anxiety, depression or both.
Obesity-related gut damage may worsen asthma symptoms
Changes in gut function caused by weight gain are associated with an increase in asthma severity, according to research to be presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in Harrogate.
Pediatric metabolic and bariatric surgery underutilized in the U.S.
Annual pediatric bariatric procedure rates increased from 2010 to 2017, but utilization is still low, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in Pediatrics.
How short, high-intensity interval training impacts people with obesity
Forty-two percent of people say they can't work out because they don't have the time, according to a 2019 poll. Seventy percent in another poll said they don't have a routine that works for them. Another reported 15% of people are just not happy with how busy their gym is.
How Obesity Is Treated
The overall goal of successful obesity treatment is for a person to get to a healthy weight and stay there long-term. It seems straightforward, but obesity treatment is complex and variable.