Obesity

New Research Shows Being an Only Child May Increase Risk of Obesity
There certainly are some amazing benefits to being an only child, like not having to share your room, not having to share your friends and not having to share your food.
However, a new study suggests that those kids who grow up without a brother or sister might find more benefit in some good old-fash…
Protein May Play a Role in Obesity, Diabetes and Aging
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have made a discovery that could help scientists find better treatments for type 2 diabetes, obesity and other health problems caused by the body’s inability to properly regulate blood sugar.
Study: Obesity Is Associated With Altered Brain Function
In the battle against the bulge, scientists are now looking to the brain in an effort to learn why some people are prone to overeating and weight gain.
Researchers in Finland found that in comparison to lean individuals, the brain glucose metabolism of obese individuals was significantly higher in th…
Is Obesity Contagious?
Recent studies have shown we tend to eat more when the people around us do. But new research with mice takes that one further, revealing obesity may actually be contagious.

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