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Brawn matters: Stronger adolescents and teens have less risk of diabetes,...

More muscle health led to better metabolic and heart health for children Adolescents with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes,...

Fried foods may interact with genes to influence body weight

Chances of obesity twice as likely for individuals at highest genetic risk The results show that eating fried food more than four times a week...

High Cost of Fruits, Veggies Tied to Higher Body Fat in...

High prices for fresh fruits and vegetables are associated with higher Body Mass Index (BMI) in young children in low- and middle-income households, according...

Brain-machine interface allows anesthesia control

Researchers have developed a brain-machine interface that monitors a patient’s brain activity and adjusts the anesthetic infusion rate to precisely control the level of...

Family dinner rituals translate to lower BMI

Did you know that the dining environment itself is an influencer of your weight status? This is the finding of a recent study by...

Link between pregnancy weight gain, autism?

Can gaining weight during pregnancy provide clues into the cause of autism spectrum disorders? New research from the University of Utah shows the answer to...

Healthy obesity? Twins study sheds light on phenomenon

A unique study of 16 pairs of identical twins in which one twin is obese and the other lean has yielded some surprising results. In...

Older Adults Live Longer With A Few Extra Pounds – If...

Some overweight older adults don’t need to lose weight to extend their lives, but they could risk an earlier death if they pack on...

Move it and lose it: Every ‘brisk’ minute counts

To win the war against weight gain, it turns out that every skirmish matters – as long as the physical activity puts your heart...

Body mass index of low income African-Americans linked to proximity of...

African-American adults living closer to a fast food restaurant had a higher body mass index (BMI) than those who lived further away from fast...

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