TUESDAY, Nov. 23, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Becoming a couch potato as you get older goes against evolution and puts your health at risk, a new study suggests. Humans have evolved to be active in their later years, and staying active can protect against heart disease and a number ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Can your weight before pregnancy determine your baby’s chances of developing asthma or allergies? Yes, claims a study that looked at that question, as well as whether weight gain during pregnancy might have an impact. “We did find that there was a linkContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A new study is highlighting yet another consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic: It has likely made it even harder for kids with obesity to manage their weight. The findings, researchers said, are no surprise. Many adults, faced with normal life being upended duringContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More older folks are winding up on liver transplant waiting lists than ever before, as obesity and alcoholism supersede hepatitis C as the main cause of liver failure in the United States. The percentage of liver transplant candidates aged 65 or older roseContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Nov. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery sliced the risk of severe liver disease or liver cancer in obese people with fatty liver disease, a new study finds. It included more than 1,100 patients with an aggressive type of fatty liver disease. Patients who had weight-loss (bariatric) surgeryContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 9, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Belly fat. No one wants it, but women are much harder on themselves about extra pounds wrapped around their middle than men are, regardless of how much they weigh. And the more they beat themselves up about their “spare tire,” the more likelyContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Obese people have a tougher time fighting COVID-19, even if they have a milder form of the virus, a new study finds. Researchers looked at more than 500 patients who tested positive for COVID but didn’t require hospitalization. Teens and adults who wereContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ increasing consumption of ultra-processed foods is putting their health at risk, researchers warn. Ultra-processed foods are ready-to-eat or heat, include additives, and contain little, if any, whole foods. They include frozen pizza, soda, fast food, sweets, salty snacks, canned soup and mostContinue Reading