Couples in which both partners are obese may take from 55 to 59 percent longer to achieve pregnancy, compared to their non-obese counterparts, according to a study.
Children of obese parents may be at risk for developmental delays, according to a new study. Children of obese mothers were more likely to fail tests of fine motor skill.
Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the US. A new literature review identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity.
Some of the same modifiable lifestyle factors associated with the risk for developing conventional adenomas are also associated with the risk for sessile serrated polyps, according to a study led by researchers from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
A surgical team has completed the first series of operations with a novel surgical system that can remove a diseased gallbladder through a single incision hidden in the belly button.
Certain medications commonly used to treat heartburn, acid reflux, and ulcers can have damaging effects on the kidneys.
Patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes can expect different changes in glucose homeostasis following weight loss from surgical vs. medical interventions, likely due to effects on insulin, glucagon-like peptide 1 and gastrointestinal inhibitory peptide secretion, according to a presenter here.
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in adults with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes results in greater weight loss compared with laparoscopic gastric banding, according to recent study results.
Despite weight regain after bariatric surgery, long-term insulin sensitivity and adipose phenotypes remain improved in women with obesity, study findings show.
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Screening can reduce CRC mortality and incidence, and numerous screening options, although available, complicate informed decision making.