Metformin has several benefits when the mother has PCOS. But children are at greater risk for obesity later in life.
When mothers lose weight, their children slim down too. When mothers are less active, children grow bigger. Dad’s choices appear to play less of a role.
Feeling hungrier and eating less for the rest of your life may be the price to pay once you’ve shed those extra pounds.
Children with a higher BMI are less accurate in estimating their own body size compared to their slimmer counterparts. And the bigger their body is, the more inaccurate their guesses.
Being overweight, little physical activity and smoking increase our vulnerability for severe bloodstream infections. These factors also increase mortality.
A new study of rats suggests that it’s not just what you eat, but when you eat it that affects weight loss or gain.
You’ve heard it a thousand times, that little catchphrase with the magic number encouraging you to eat “five a day” of fruits and vegetables for better health. But it turns out that the real magic number is eight, according to a new comprehensive study just published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
Online weight loss forums protect participants from public fat shaming, and offer them a place to speak out without being confronted by normal-weight individuals, medical science or the authorities.
A landmark study from back in 2008 showed that interval training and a high pulse rate two to three times a week are more effective than weight loss and moderate exercise every day in controlling metabolic syndrome.
Obese women who become pregnant are at higher risk of developing diabetes during their pregnancies. New research shows this risk can be reduced with exercise.
It’s a myth that people who weigh a bit more than average live longest. A recent analysis of 30 million people shows that those who had a normal weight had the lowest risk of premature death.
A lifestyle that increases the risk of cardiovascular disease also raises the risk of developing several types of cancer.
Bad news. It’s not just obesity that can increase the risk of heart failure. A few extra kilos, especially around the gut, are dangerous, too.