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Rethinking our views on obesity: Why it’s ok to be fat

Prejudice against fat people is widespread, and public health initiatives aimed at reducing obesity have made the problem worse, argues Rekha Nath, an associate...

Study finds a new approach to diagnosing and treating obesity

The traditional method of diagnosing and managing obesity using body mass index (BMI) is being reconsidered. The European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)...

Older weight loss drugs are in demand. But are they safe or effective? Should...

With Ozempic-type weight loss drugs in short supply, more people are turning to old-school weight loss drugs such as Qsymia and Contrave, which come...

Scientists transform fat cells to help burn calories

A new study from UC San Francisco shows that it is possible to turn regular white fat cells, which store calories, into beige fat...

How to manage weight to fight heart failure

Heart failure is a serious condition where the heart can't pump blood as well as it should. This can lead to symptoms like shortness of...

Common weight loss drugs linked to higher risk of vision loss

A new study from Mass Eye and Ear has found that patients taking semaglutide, a medication for diabetes and weight loss, may have a...

Scientists find a hidden cause of obesity

Obesity has been growing as a global issue since 1975. The World Health Organization says the number of overweight people has nearly tripled since...

Scientists find a new cause of obesity

A groundbreaking study from UCLA Health has discovered intriguing connections between resilience, brain activity, and the gut microbiome. Published in Nature Mental Health, this research offers...

Why olives can be a promising natural treatment for obesity and diabetes

Recent research on elenolic acid, a natural compound found in olives, suggests it can lower blood sugar levels and promote weight loss. This discovery could...

Why weight loss is important to blood pressure management

For individuals struggling with high blood pressure, commonly known as hypertension, losing weight can be one of the most effective methods to manage and...