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If you're morbidly obese, X-rays require more radiation than for normal-weight people, and that slightly increases your risk of cancer, according to this study.
Bariatric surgery complications may be more common for obese people who have experienced childhood physical or sexual abuse, according to this study.
Americans who make less money generally have higher rates of obesity, but the outcomes also differ between men and women. Here's what we know.
Could reducing childhood obesity also help reduce rates of childhood asthma? These researchers say it could.
Major journal retractions have called into question some popular nutrition research. Can you tell the difference between good and bad food science?
People who are overweight, especially woman, have a greater chance of struggling with depression, according to this study.
Could diet soda be part of the solution to the obesity epidemic, or part of the problem? Here's what you should know about no-calorie drinks.
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.
The economic impact of obesity the United States has reached more than $1.7 trillion, according to a report from Milken Institute.