Local inflammation in the region of the brain known as mediobasal hypothalamus (MBH) could trigger overeating and weight gain.
Obesity continues to rise in many countries, even in those regions that were historically known for food shortages
People who have higher than normal body-mass index or suffering from obesity were more likely to develop poor cardiovascular health.
Eating low in fat but high in sugar diet products will make you more likely to gain body fat mass, compared to eating a balanced-diet.
Obesity tops the lists of preventable health conditions that shorten lives, overtaking tobacco and diabetes.
Having household pet/s could help reduce the risk of allergic diseases and obesity among infants.
Previously, only 20-30 genetic conditions that can cause obesity have been thought to exist.
The heaviest woman in the world just underwent a successful bariatic surgery, a last resort operation for an obese person.
The epidemic hit the Nenets and Khanty people in the northern Siberia after carb-heavy foods such as instant noodles and bread were introduced in their diet.
A child born and raised by obese parent is more likely to grow up as obese compared to those who were raised by thin parents.
We may have to take that New Year's resolution about dieting and exercising a bit more seriously. But if you feel a bit bored when it comes to the moving part, scientists may be starting to understand why.
Altered dopamine receptors, and not just the excess weight alone, might be the reason why obese individuals tends to move a little or mostly inactive.
Researchers – Ivo Vlaev (The University of Warwick) and Myutan Kulendran, Laura Wingfield, Colin Sugden, and Ara Darzi, (Imperial College London) – discovered that Modafinil (a treatment drug used for narcolepsy, shift work disorder, and excessive daytime sleepiness) can decrease impulsivity and in turn food addiction, Eureka Alert reported.
A significant number of people choose drastic, unhealthy but quick means to shed those pounds. Unbeknownst to many of them, their yo-yo dieting is doing more harm than good concerning their weight loss goals.