Mildly obese fare better after major heart attack img

People who survive a major heart attack often do better in the years afterward if they’re mildly obese, a study by cardiologists shows. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Older obese adults can benefit from moderate exercise img

Moderate-intensity exercise can help even extremely obese older adults improve their ability to perform common daily activities and remain independent, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Screening for obesity in children and adolescents recommended img

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that clinicians screen for obesity in children and adolescents 6 years and older and offer or refer them to comprehensive, intensive behavioral interventions to promote improvements in weight. Source: Science Daily | Read More

Diagnosing obesity by mathematically estimating abdominal fat img

Abdominal obesity, or fat that accumulates around one’s stomach and abdomen, has long been considered to pose a high health risk in individuals. Hence, measurement of abdominal fat helps predict propensity to disorders caused by excess weight in the abdominal area. In a new paper, researchers propose a new technique to evaluate abdominal obesity by…

Prebiotics reduce body fat in overweight children img

There may soon be a new tool in the fight against childhood obesity. Prebiotics reduce body fat in children who are overweight or obese by altering their gut microbiota, according to new research. Prebiotics are non-digestible food ingredients (such as fiber) that act as fertilizers to help stimulate the growth of good bacteria already in…

Waist-to-height ratio more accurate than BMI in identifying obesity, new study shows img

Calculating a person’s waist-to-height ratio is the most accurate and efficient way of identifying whether or not they are at risk of obesity in clinical practice, a new study shows. Source: Science Daily | Read More

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