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Obesity

Obesity is more than just being overweight. People are considered to be obese if they have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or greater. (Those who are overweight have a BMI of 25 to 29.9) Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, some types of cancer, and even dementia later in life. Despite the health risks, it can be very difficult to shed extra pounds, and keep them off.

Obesity News

  • Menu Calorie Counts May Mean Less Fattening Meals for Kids

    By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Parents might order fewer calories for their children if menus included calorie counts or information on how much walking would be required to burn off the calories in foods, a new study suggests. The new research also found that mothers and fathers were more likely to [...]

  • With Healthy Foods, Taste Matters, Researchers Say

    FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Taste exerts the biggest influence on people’s food choices and many believe that healthy foods don’t taste good, researchers report. That means more needs to be done to make healthy foods appealing, the study authors said. In the study, participants were presented with a variety of yogurts, each with different [...]

  • On Days Teens Eat Pizza, They Take in an Extra 230 Calories

    On the days kids eat pizza, they likely take in more calories, fat and sodium than on other days, a new study found.

  • Healthy Changes May Be Easier When Partners Make Them at the Same Time

    Men and women who want to stop smoking, get active and lose weight are much more likely to meet with success if their partner also adopts the same healthy habits, according to new research.

  • Experts See Place for Weight-Loss Drugs in Obesity Treatment

    TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A healthy diet and exercise should be the main tools obese people use to lose weight, but prescription weight-loss drugs may have a place, too, according to new guidelines from the Endocrine Society. “Lifestyle changes should always be a central part of any weight loss strategy,” Dr. Caroline Apovian, [...]

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