Exercise changes the expression of a person's DNA in such a way that it alters the way fat is stored, according to researchers from Lund University in Sweden. The study is the first to describe what happens on an epigenetic level in fat cells when individuals participate in even small doses of exercise.
Have a hard time losing weight? Try an avatar, a new study suggests.
Obesity is now officially recognized as a disease by the American Medical Association (AMA), the group announced Tuesday at their annual meeting in Chicago.
Several studies have linked the compound chemical bisphenol A, or BPA to potential health problems including asthma and behavior problems in children.
Pregnant women who are overweight or obese are at a higher risk of being going into labor ahead of the expected due date, a new study says.
Medical students face an uphill battle when it comes to eliminating biases against obese individuals, according to a new study.
Overeating, a habit that lends itself to obesity, may be learned in infancy, report researchers from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Boys diagnosed with ADHD may be as much as twice as likely to be obese as adults, report scientists from the Child Study Center at NYU Longone Medical Center.
As the United States continues struggles with an obesity rate of every 1 in 3 adults, a recent study says major fast food chains have "barely improved nutritional quality of menus in 14 years", further spurring the obesity epidemic.
A staggering 80 percent of U.S. adults aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.
Physicians build less rapport with obese patients, according to a study published in the medical journal, Obesity.
Cancer is threatening to overwhelm Latin American countries, according to report published in the Lancet Oncology by researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston.