obesity

Diabetes may double cataract riskDiabetes doubles the risk of cataract in the general population, with an even greater increased risk among people aged under 70, according to researchers.
Vitamin D deficiency associated with pediatric obesityVitamin D deficiency in children is associated with being overweight while sufficiency is associated with a healthy BMI, researchers reported in December.
New Research Suggests the Immune System Could Aid In Regulating Insulin in Type 2 DiabetesThe immune system could play a beneficial role in regulating insulin, according to a study from Switzerland.
Obesity prevention doesn’t have to be expensiveObesity can be a difficult—and costly—issue to manage, but there is new evidence to help make interventions to fight obesity more effective and less expensive.
How obesity stigma targets more than weightChildren who struggle with obesity not only have to deal with a host of physical problems, but social problems also take a huge toll, according to a new study.
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When losing weight leads to eating disordersEating disorders often begin when an adolescent tries to lose weight. New AAP guidance provides tools to address the unhealthy eating behaviors that put teens at risk.
Women's Health Update: ACOG 2017 on obesityA round-up of research on obesity in pregnancy from the ACOG 2017 meeting in San Diego, California.
Preeclampsia as a harbinger of longer-term cerebral damageA study looks at the long-term impact that preeclampsia can have on mothers' brains. Plus: A study examines the impact of maternal obesity on a child's risk of childhood epilepsy.
Here’s why preventive care should be a priorityA Cleveland Clinic study examines the mortality burden of modifiable behavioral risk factors such as obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.