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

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Eating well and exercising regularly can be a challenge for anyone. But for those with autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disabilities, that challenge is exponentially greater. Many young men and women with autism and intellectual disabilities face a significantly higher risk for obesity,Continue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Obese boys who lose weight may avoid fertility problems in adulthood, a preliminary study suggests. Even short-term weight loss might partially reverse weight-related alterations in reproductive function, the researchers said. Childhood obesity can have serious effects on adulthood health, including a risk ofContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Sept. 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Shedding excess weight does much more for the long-term heart health of young people than building muscle, new research suggests. It’s not that gaining muscle while young proved to be a cardiovascular problem. It’s just that losing fat offered bigger heart benefits. “WeContinue Reading