Multiple studies indicate that childhood obesity, and the problems associated with it, need to be addressed.
Recent studies have linked sleep apnea to elevations in blood pressure as well as cardiovascular issues.
Fat around the thighs and buttocks is considered unsightly by some but published studies have found that fat in this area can reduce the harmful effects of inflammation in the body leading to protection against disease.
Since the word obese has a negative connotation, it might make sense for physicians to use another word when treating and counseling overweight patients.
Health officials have declared war on obesity. But some people who are overweight say they’re being shamed about their weight, treated like they’re less than human, and they want it to stop.
Some very technical news from the Harvard School of Public Health that might give us a new window into understanding why people who are overweight are more likely to have problems with diabetes.