Excess Weight in Midlife Means a Sicker Old Age: Study
Here's a compelling reason to shed those extra pounds: A new study finds that middle-aged people who are obese, or even simply overweight, may face more health problems down the road.
Obesity 'accelerates' COVID-19 mortality risk amongst ethnic minorities
A stronger association exists between deaths from COVID-19 and obesity in people of Black, South Asian and other ethnic minority groups than in White people, latest research published in the journal Nature Communications demonstrates.
Weight loss reduces the risk of growths linked to colorectal cancer
A new paper in JNCI Cancer Spectrum, published by Oxford University Press, indicates that overweight and obese people who lose weight may reduce their chances of later developing colorectal adenoma - a type of benign growth or polyp in the colon or rectum that could lead to colorectal cancer.
Lucky genes can help protect people with obesity from some disease
Geneticists have revealed why some people with obesity remain relatively healthy, while others suffer from life-changing ailments such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.