Severe food insecurity linked with disordered eating behaviors in young people, including binge eating five years later
Growing scientific evidence highlights a strong link between disordered eating and food insecurity (i.e., inconsistent or lack of access to adequate food), which disproportionately affects individuals across lower socioeconomic groups.
Most programs that seek to lower children's body mass index, or BMI, focus on healthy food and physical activity. But as child obesity researchers who specialize in human development and family science, we know that slimming down requires much more than attention to diet and exercise.
A synthetic aftertaste might not be the only side effect of switching to diet soda, especially if you're trying to lose weight. Drinks that contain the artificial sweetener sucralose may increase food cravings and appetite in woman and people who are obese, according to a new study by led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Major weight loss appears to reverse most of the cardiovascular risks linked with obesity, according to a cross-sectional analysis of the US adult population being presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), held online this year (27 Sept-1 Oct).
A non-toxic, bacteria-based system can detect when it is inside a cancer cell and then release its payload of therapeutic drugs directly into the cell. The work could lead to effective, targeted therapies for currently untreatable cancers, such as liver or metastatic breast cancer.
New assessment tool reveals 1 in 3 kids with food allergies say they've been bullied because of their condition
Living with a food allergy can greatly impact a child's everyday life—from limiting participation in social activities to being treated differently by peers.
As global temperatures increase, people may become less physically active and less able to burn excess fat, putting them at increased risk of being overweight or obese.
If you often feel stressed out, your blood pressure may rise over time alongside higher odds for other heart concerns, a new study indicates.