Researchers at University College Cork (UCC) and University of Galway are calling for "obesity" to be renamed in order to help the public and policymakers to better understand the disease of obesity, and drive advances to treat and prevent it.
Sitting down all day with no physical activity can increase a person’s risk of developing health conditions, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer. Staying physically active can help to reduce this risk.
A small randomized controlled trial found that time-restricted eating, also known as intermittent fasting, produced similar weight loss results to traditional calorie counting in a racially diverse population of adults with obesity.
Evidence from existing research suggests that physical activities are beneficial to brain health and may protect against the development of neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia and Parkinson’s disease. However, a new study found that sleep deprivation can reduce such benefits reaped from exercise.
For years, research and therapies for allergic asthma have been focused largely on targeting the inflammatory cytokines in the body that react to allergens and cause overproduction of mucus, wheezing and difficulty breathing.
Fewer teens now perceive themselves as overweight, finds international study of more than 745,000 adolescents
Tracking data from 2002 to 2018, the findings, published in Child and Adolescent Obesity, demonstrate a noticeable decrease in those who overestimate their weight too.
When blood sugars are high, known as hyperglycemia, or low, known as hypoglycemia, people can experience a variety of symptoms that range from mild to serious. People with untreated symptoms can develop serious or life threatening complications.
New research suggests that obesity affects different parts of the brain in men and women, potentially requiring sex-specific treatment options.