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Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about obesity, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

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Bridging the Gap: Managing Obesity

"It wasn't until I started working with Dr. Kahan that I thought there was hope."

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Treatment

Birth Control Options After Baratric Surgery

If you're planning to get weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.

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Treatment

When Diet and Exercise Aren’t Enough

Sometimes no matter what you do, the weight doesn’t come off. The good news? If you’re dealing with obesity, you have more treatment options than you realize.

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Doctor & Patient

The Team Behind Weight Loss Success

You'll have your very own weight-loss cheering squad with these medical pros who use their niche expertise to help you achieve your goal.

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Baby

Obesity and Infertility Treatments: What You Need to Know

Ready to start a family? Read this report to learn about the various fertility treatment options for obese moms-to-be, plus how they might affect you physically and emotionally.

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Staying Active

Stand Up For Your Health

Still need a good reason to unglue yourself from your work seat? Try this: A new study found that we burn more calories standing than sitting. Read on to learn why.

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Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric Surgery Success by Obesity Subtype

What if a test could predict how well bariatric surgery would help you lose weight? Learn about these four obesity subtypes and what they can tell you.

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Nutrition

Your Microbiome and the Weight Loss Yo-Yo

Does your dieting feel like a merry-go-round that you can’t get off? Find out how your gut microbiome might be causing your yo-yo weight phenomenon.

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Fitness

Long Term Risks of Weight Cycling

Researchers have found that people who let their weight cycle up and down may have higher mortality risks. Find out how to sustain long term weight loss.

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Risk Factors

Obesity Linked to Nearly 1 in 20 Cancers Worldwide

As of 2016, 40 percent of adults (that’s nearing half the world population) and almost 20 percent of kids worldwide are overweight or clinically obese.

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Obesity

9 Surprising Benefits of Weight Loss

For people who are overweight or obese, losing even a little weight can improve your life—and your health—in some unexpected ways. The bonus? Those non-scale victories can help keep you motivated too.

Meet the Experts

Amy Hendel, P.A.
Health Writer

Amy Hendel P.A.,The HealthGal, is a medical/lifestyle reporter, nutrition/fitness expert, Health Coach/brand ambassador.

Stephanie Stephens
M.A., Health Writer

Stephanie Stephens is a digital journalist, audio/video producer and host, specializing in health and celebrities.

Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Health Professional, Medical Reviewer

Carmen is a Registered Dietitian specializing in diabetes, cardiovascular health, GI disorders, food allergies, and weight management.