Don’t blame it on the genes, though.
A more thorough analysis suggests overweight and obese people don’t actually live longer than people of normal weight.
Chemicals commonly used in non-stick pans or stain-free clothing might promote obesity.
A tax on junk food could be a solution to the nation’s obesity problem.
Want to get rid of diabetes? Just lose some weight.
We knew that extra pounds are bad for your health, but a new study claims that we may have underestimated the effect.
The Brits are still healthy overall, but obesity rates are reaching startling levels.
Stress can trigger changes in the bacterial colonies that occupy the gut, similarly to obesity.
Things are going from bad to worse.
We’re dealing with a worldwide crisis by now.
Aging and obesity alone cannot explain it.
Does that guy look American to you? Nah he’s too thin.
Just like humans, pets are becoming too overweight — and we need to improve this.
That sounds more like wizardry than science.
Driving around all day is pretty bad for your health — and for the environment.
Pass me some of that fat.
More than half of American’s calories come from ultra-processed foods, a new study finds. The data also indicates close to 90% of total added sugar intake can be traced back to these foodstuffs.
A laboratory study on rats found that the animals that breathed Beijing’s notoriously polluted air gained weight and showed sighs of cardio-respiratory and metabolic dysfunctions after three to eight weeks of exposure.
Our perception does not always reflect reality, as evidenced by numerous studies. The information sent by the eyes to the brain is processed and contains many short-cuts and assumptions which makes things more optimized, but also leads to biases. One study, for instance, found that people who are overweight will judge an object as being farther than it really is. This suggests that physical characteristics — people who thought they were overweight, but weren’t in fact, did not share this bias — plays a major role in defining perception.
Throughout our hunter-forager days, humans have developed a subconscious urge to over-eat and became less and less psychologically equipped to avoid obesity, especially during the winter months, a University of Exeter study recently found.