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 link
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 during
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 rose
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) surgery
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 were
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 most
THURSDAY, Sept. 30, 2021 (HealthDay News) — It’s no secret that excess weight is bad for the heart. But a new study suggests that obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight may reverse the related cardiovascular risks. Researchers found the odds for high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol
TUESDAY, Sept. 28, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Severely obese children who are unable to slim down should be eligible for weight loss surgery, a new study suggests. The gastric sleeve procedure is safe and effective long-term, said a research team that followed participants as young as 5 for a decade.