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05/22/2014 - 10:36

The risk of experiencing an oxygen deficit at birth (birth asphyxia) increases for babies born to women who are overweight or obese, according to a study by Swedish and US researchers published in the journal PLOS Medicine. “These findings are important given the high prevalence of overweight and obesity worldwide, and suggest that preventing women of reproductive age from becoming overweight or obese is important to the health of their children”, says Dr. Martina Persson at Karolinska Institutet’s Department of Medicine, Solna, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, who led the study.

 

07/17/2011 - 08:42

Bariatric surgery is not only cost-effective for treating people who are severely obese, but also for those who are mildly obese, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings support making bariatric surgery available to all obese people, the researchers say.

06/11/2011 - 23:00

Yo-yo dieters may be healthier and live longer than those who stay obese, a new Ohio University study finds.

05/26/2011 - 23:00

Obesity and low vitamin D levels are linked to risk of cancer and other diseases Overweight or obese women with less-than-optimal levels of vitamin D who lose more than 15 percent of their body weight

03/29/2011 - 23:00

For obese seniors, dieting and exercise together are more effective at improving physical performance and reducing frailty than either alone. The research, by a team at Washington University School of