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New study shows why people gain weight as they get older

September 10, 2019

Many people struggle to keep their weight in check as they get older. Now new research at Karolinska…
How our genes and environment influence BMI and height

August 26, 2019

Environmental conditions influence our body mass index (BMI) by increasing or decreasing the effect of inherited genetic variations, University…
Early and Ongoing Experiences of Weight Stigma Linked to Self-Directed Weight Shaming

July 23, 2019

Weight bias is a common form of prejudice against people who are viewed as having excess weight. Some…
Viewpoint: Should obesity be recognised as a disease?

July 19, 2019

“Excess accumulation of body fat (obesity) develops because of abnormal biological regulation of energy balance, has multiple complications,…
22% of Young Men, 5% of Young Women Engage in ‘Disordered Eating’ to Bulk Up

June 21, 2019

Adolescents who see themselves as puny and who exercise to gain weight may be at risk of so-called…
Sleeping with artificial light at night associated with weight gain in women

June 11, 2019

Sleeping with a television or light on in the room may be a risk factor for gaining weight…
Study links work burnout and weight gain

June 5, 2019

A new study from the University of Georgia has found that feeling overworked contributes to a variety of unhealthy…
Daily self-weighing can prevent holiday weight gain

May 24, 2019

Researchers at the University of Georgia have shown that a simple intervention – daily self-weighing – can help people…
NIH study finds heavily processed foods cause overeating and weight gain

May 20, 2019

People eating ultra-processed foods ate more calories and gained more weight than when they ate a minimally processed…
Digital device overload linked to obesity risk

April 3, 2019

If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking…
Maternal Programming During Pregnancy Induces Long-Term Postpartum Obesity

January 14, 2019

During normal pregnancy, mothers always gain body weight within a proper range. However, many women worry that extra…
The link between obesity, the brain, and genetics

September 3, 2018

Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is…
Stress eating can start in early childhood, may lead to extra weight later

March 14, 2018

The link between emotions and eating has been well established but new research from the University of Michigan…
Health-care providers often skipping pregnancy weight gain conversations

March 6, 2018

Pregnant women are not getting the advice they need from health-care providers—including family physicians, obstetricians, nurses, nurse practitioners…
Gene prompts cells to store fat, fueling obesity

December 14, 2017

Obesity is often attributed to a simple equation: People are eating too much and exercising too little. But…
How to beat the baby boomer bulge

September 6, 2017

If you’re middle-aged, you probably have rolls at your waistline that didn’t used to be there. That daily…
Babies born big more likely to become obese children, study finds

July 13, 2017

Infants born with a high birthweight are more likely to become obese as children, a new study from…
Brain’s Immune Cells May Drive Overeating and Weight Gain

July 6, 2017

Immune cells in the brain trigger overeating and weight gain in response to diets rich in fat, according…
Smelling your food makes you fat?

July 6, 2017

Our sense of smell is key to the enjoyment of food, so it may be no surprise that…
Marriage makes men fatter, shows new research

June 26, 2017

Being married makes men gain weight, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem, finds new…
Don’t blame pregnancy: Mom’s weight gain likely caused by parental lifestyle, age

February 1, 2017

Pregnancy has long been blamed for causing permanent weight gain and obesity in childbearing women, but the real…
Yo-yo dieting might cause extra weight gain

December 6, 2016

Repeated dieting may lead to weight gain because the brain interprets the diets as short famines and urges…
Excess weight linked to 8 more cancer types

August 27, 2016

There’s yet another reason to maintain a healthy weight as we age. An international team of researchers has…
Diabetics should put paleo on pause, expert warns

August 10, 2016

People with type 2 diabetes should be wary of social media hype about the benefits of going on…
Men likely to gain weight after losing jobs prior to retirement

June 27, 2016

People who lose their jobs late in their careers are at risk of gaining weight—especially men, according to…
Can the perception of a child’s weight cause weight gain?

April 21, 2016

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on…
Chips or cookies? Toddlers with sweet tooth more likely to experience weight gain

April 18, 2016

Some say there’s always room for dessert – but  those who follow that motto young may be more…
Kick Habit, Pack on Pounds?

March 25, 2016

The weight gain that can result from quitting smoking does not eliminate the reduction in cardiovascular risks associated…
A younger sibling may be good for your child’s health

March 15, 2016

Becoming a big brother or big sister before first grade may lower a child’s risk of becoming obese,…
Diabetes expert warns Paleo diet increases weight gain

February 19, 2016

A new study has revealed following a low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet for just eight weeks can lead to rapid…
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