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.
By Tara HaelleHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Obese children may have difficulty resisting food because of how their brain is wired, a new study suggests. The small study found that food smells activated the parts of their brains related to impulsive behavior and obsessive-compulsive disorder, which is characterized by recurrent thoughts and repetitive [...]
MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Women need to exercise and eat healthy foods during and after pregnancy in order to combat overweight and obesity and related health problems, women’s health experts say. More than half of reproductive-age women in the United States are overweight or obese, according to the American College of Obstetricians and [...]
FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teasing overweight girls about their weight can cause lasting harm to their self-image and might increase their risk of eating disorders, a new study suggests. “Weight status may be a more sensitive issue for children who are overweight or obese, and being teased about it may elicit a stronger [...]
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