A new Cleveland Clinic study finds that excess fat itself — not just associated factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or lack of exercise — is harmful. Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, explains the genetic analysis linking obesity with diabetes and coronary artery disease.
Childhood obesity impacts 13.7 million children and teens in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But according to a new study, fewer teens are trying to lose weight. Psychologist Leslie Heinberg, PhD, weighs in on what factors may be at play.
Think the number on the scale only matters for how you look? Your heart begs to differ. Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, explains why carrying around too much weight is bad for your heart health.
You’re careful to drink only 100 percent fruit juice. Does it make a difference? Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Dietitian Hillary Sullivan, RDN, LD, answers this one.
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Researchers have long known that heavy men are at higher risk of severe prostate cancer. Surprising findings from a British study reveal that taller men are at higher risk, too. Here’s why.
For kids who are overweight or obese, the everyday challenges of the teenage years can seem even greater. A recent study says that teens who are teased about their weight are more likely to become obese adults.
If you’re ready to have a baby, your mind likely is on the coming pregnancy. But there are things to consider before you even get pregnant. Get a doctor’s best advice on how to prepare for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby.
You probably know how stress can affect your mood and often your eating choices — comfort food, anyone? — but can long-term stress actually make us gain weight? A recent study says it may be so.
Having bariatric surgery is rewarding in countless ways. But myths about the surgery and about obesity itself persist. Here, we bust common myths and share facts you should know.
New research is spurring exciting developments in the microbiome, the trillions of bacteria that make up communities living in our bodies. Scientists are exploring how being aware of imbalances in these bacteria could lead to new diagnoses and treatments. All this could have a positive impact on people’s health.