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Exercise ‘snacks’ could make your fitness easier

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according...

Obesity is risk factor for kidney cancer, new study shows

A new study confirms the long-suspected role of obesity as a risk factor for developing renal cell carcinoma (RCC), a type of kidney cancer,...

These 4 things may increase your heart attack and stroke risk

Fluctuations in weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and/or blood sugar levels in healthy people are linked to a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and...

Ketone supplement could reduce body fat and weight

A study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham has found that ketone supplementation decreased body fat and body weight in mice placed on...

This weight loss surgery could boost muscle strength

Gastric bypass surgery could improve relative muscle strength and physical performance in people with obesity, according to a new study from UCSF. Bariatric surgery helps...

Surgery remains most effective weight loss treatment

In a new study, researchers found surgery remains the most effective and cost-effective long-term approach to reducing weight for adults who are severely obese. However,...

Depression and obesity together linked to higher risk of hip pain

In a representative sample of the German population, researchers found older age, obesity, and depressive disorder were associated with experiencing chronic hip pain. In the...

Smoking and binge eating linked to bullying and sexual abuse

People who ever suffered bullying or sexual abuse have a lower quality of life similar to those living with chronic conditions like heart disease,...

Could a smart fitness device or app help you lose weight?

The new year is here, and that means new year's resolutions are in full swing. For those trying to lose weight or become more active,...

This body fat may cause pathogenic obesity

In a new study, researchers found type-2 (adult-onset) diabetes and other diseases related to the obesity epidemic depend on how the body stores excess...