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Recommended levels of activity rarely achieved by obese children and those with liver disease

In a new study published today in the journal Nutrients, research from the University of Surrey and the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation ...

Thanksgiving offers researchers a feast of data on obesity

USC psychologist and health care expert team with Virginia engineers to devise a method for combating overeating ...

Overweight men just as likely as overweight women to face discrimination in retail settings

Men who are overweight are just as likely as overweight women to experience interpersonal discrimination when applying for a job or shopping at retail stores, according to new research from Rice University and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (UNCC). ... Full story

Obese kids young as age 8 show signs of heart disease

American Heart Association Meeting Report – Abstract 15439 (Hall A2 – Poster T 2022) ... Full story

Small steps can beat childhood obesity: UC research

12 November 2015: Australia's rates of childhood overweight and obesity could be turned around with changes equivalent to cutting one small chocolate bar and getting in 15 minutes of exercise according to research from the University of Canberra's Health Research Institute (UC-HRI) published today in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. ... Full story

Obesity Leads to "Silent" Vitamin A Deficiency in Major Organs

Obesity impairs the body's ability to use vitamin A appropriately and leads to deficiencies of the vitamin in major organs, according to new research conducted at Weill Cornell Medicine. ... Full story

New Study Uncovers Attitudes of African-American Children toward Overweight Peers

Study finds that African-American girls show more empathy and are more accepting of overweight peers who can be victims of bullying. ... Full story

Molecular Switch Generates Calorie-Burning Brown Fat

Blocking Newly Discovered Pathway Reduces Obesity, Diabetes Risk In Mice ... Full story

Obese Children’s Health Rapidly Improves With Sugar Reduction Unrelated to Calories

Study Indicates That Calories Are Not Created Equal; Sugar and Fructose Are Dangerous ... Full story

Immune Cells that Fight Obesity

Mice lacking certain immune cells become overweight, even on a normal diet ... Full story

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