High blood pressure in children leads to high blood pressure in adults and adult hypertension is the leading cause of death in the world.
The researchers say this study is a step towards identifying specific foods that can trigger an addictive response.
America’s Health Rankings look at how states compare against each other year to year, with targets like smoking, obesity and preventable hospitalizations examined.
The National Women’s Health Study found that obesity is clearly linked to more strokes in women ages 35 to 54.
According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, in 2013 an estimated 52 percent, or 43.8 million U.S. dogs, were estimated to be overweight or obese.
Obesity at age 18 has the same risk for premature death as that of heavy smokers – heavy smokers are those who smoke more than ten cigarettes a day.
While watching your intake is good, you might not want to completely skip the spuds just yet.
According to CBS News, new research looked at doctors’ measurements of height and weight rather than asking people to self-report, which had been done in the past.
Energy drinks have been growing in popularity but the World Health Organization is questioning their use.
Researchers have found that obese teens are more than twice as likely to develop colorectal cancer, compared to normal weight adolescents.
Medical professionals in Bucks County say the film has a compelling message designed to get people to look at food labels and how much sugar they consume and make better choices when they go shopping.
Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that just a few pounds can increase blood pressure.
Childhood obesity is a major public health concern, but new research shows something as simple as changing a child’s desk could help them avoid becoming overweight.
The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.
The research, which focused on nearly 3,000 adults over the course of four years, found that those who reported being discriminated against because of their weight actually put on more pounds than those who didn’t.