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Victims of childhood bullying more likely to be overweight as young...

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Children who are bullied in primary and secondary school are nearly twice as likely to be overweight at the age of 18 than non-bullied...

Skipping breakfast and not enough sleep can make children overweight

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Children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep all appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will...

Adult weight gain could increase cancer risk

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Image Credit: Flickr/Tony Alter Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women...

Stress and obesity biologically linked

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Image Source: Flickr/mlazarevski Metabolic and anxiety-related disorders both pose a significant healthcare burden, and are in the spotlight of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts. Although...

Study Shows More Reasons Why Belly Fat is Dangerous for the...

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Know your risks for metabolic syndrome.Credit: Image courtesy of American College of Cardiology Increasing stomach fat -- especially the "hidden fat" in your abdomen --...

Gut bacteria differ between obese, lean youth

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Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in the digestive tract than their lean counterparts, according to a new study published...

Healthy fat stem cells can protect against obesity-associated type 2 diabetes

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Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and...

Teenage weight gain down to dramatic drop in calories they burn

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An acceleration in obesity among young teenagers could be explained by a 12-year-long study which found that the number of calories they burn while...

Swelling obesity rates may be tied to childhood antibiotic use

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As the threat of drug-resistant superbugs spreads, researchers are concerned that the overuse of antibiotics may cause another, even larger public health problem: childhood...

A few extra pounds can’t hurt you — or can they?

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Lowering BMI (and waist size) to the normal range can make a difference in your life span.Credit: © mlazarevski / Flicker Being overweight increases the...

Severe obesity revealed as a stand-alone high-risk factor for heart failure

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A study by Johns Hopkins researchers of more than 13,000 people has found that even after accounting for such risk factors as high blood...
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