: ' Obesity'

Nearly One-Third of the World Obese

Over two billion people—nearly 30% of the world’s population—are either obese or overweight, according to a new, first-of-its kind analysis of trend data from 188 countries. The rise in global obesity rates over the last three [...]

Glaucoma Drug Helps Obese Women with Vision Disorder

An inexpensive glaucoma drug, when added to a weight loss plan, can improve vision for women with a disorder called idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health. IIH, [...]

Obesity Linked to Multiple Sclerosis

By Pat Anson, Editor Obesity at a young age and the use of birth control pills appear to increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) according to two new studies. In a study of 420 [...]

Shaq Soda Line Comes Under Fire

By Richard Lenti He’s known for his big size and bigger personality, but the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) says retired NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal comes up small when it comes to the [...]

Marketing Obesity to Children Called ‘Disastrous’

By Richard Lenti A war is being waged on the minds and appetites of children, and if it is lost, the outcome will be disastrous in the eyes of The World Health Association (WHO). WHO is [...]

Being Overweight Lowers Risk of Death

By Richard Lenti Call it baby fat, love handles, being big boned. Whatever pet name you give it, those euphemisms for being overweight may translate into keeping you alive. According to a surprising new study, people [...]

Low-Income Childhood Obesity Rate Declines

by Richard Lenti Obesity rates in children of low income families may finally be on the decline according to the results of a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the [...]

America’s Healthiest and Least Healthy States

Americans are dying less often from cardiovascular and cancer-related causes, but chronic medical conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are on the increase, according to a new report detailing state-by-state health rankings. Now [...]

High Fructose Corn Syrup Blamed for Worldwide Diabetes Epidemic

U. S. and British researchers say the growing use of high fructose corn syrup in food supplies around the world may be responsible for a global epidemic of type 2 diabetes. Their study, published in the [...]

Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Susceptible To Gout

Many doctors believe that patients with rheumatoid arthritis can’t get gout, but according to a new study, that long held belief apparently isn’t true. A study by researchers at the Mayo Clinic appears to show that [...]