For decades, there's been a persistent one-size-fits-all approach to treating obesity: Embrace a diet that's low in calories. Yet evidence shows that this diet-focused approach simply doesn't work for a subset of adults with obesity who are adherent in a clinical weight management program.
Weight loss surgery (also referred to as bariatric surgery) can help treat obesity, which is a chronic condition that can lead to an array of other health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, heart disease, and more.
The difference between the medical definitions of overweight and obesity hinges solely on body mass index (BMI), but experts are beginning to think there are other types of obesity as well.
Apple cider vinegar is a fermented liquid made from aged apple cider and has many uses. It’s a tasty ingredient for making salad dressings, but some people regard it as more. They believe that consuming apple cider vinegar makes it easier to lose weight, and may even improve their metabolic health. Is there any truth to this idea? Let’s look at what science has found so far about apple cider vinegar and its potential weight loss benefits.
Most children in the United States diagnosed with obesity do not receive recommended laboratory tests for co-occurring conditions such as diabetes and liver disease, a new Yale study finds. Many also receive potentially unnecessary tests, and both can be harmful to patients, the researchers say.