Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity, hair samples show img

People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research that involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body’s response to stress. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Obesity reprograms muscle stem cells img

Obesity is associated with reduced muscle mass and impaired metabolism. Epigenetic changes that affect the formation of new muscle cells may be a contributing factor, according to new research. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity img

Getting children to move more is a team effort. A new study found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screening. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Obese Couples

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. Source: Science Daily | Read More

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