Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about obesity, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.
A large analysis suggests that the weight loss outcomes and success of bariatric surgery may depend on the subtype of obesity you have.
The amount of radiation necessary to X-ray people who are morbidly obese is higher than what’s required in normal-weight people, increasing cancer risk.
Lorcaserin was approved by the FDA in 2012 for treatment of obesity in adults with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
Bariatric surgery complications may be more common for obese people who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse research suggests.
Major journal retractions have called into question some popular nutrition research. Do you know how to tell the difference between good and bad food science?
A study suggests there’s a causal link between being overweight and being depressed, even in people without additional health problems, especially women.
Pancreatic cancer risk may be up to four times higher in adults who were overweight or obese during adolescence, according to a study published in Cancer.
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