Tag: Obesity

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Exploring the Complex Relationship Between PFAs and Childhood Obesity: A Comprehensive Study

In recent years, concerns about the impact of environmental factors on childhood obesity have gained significant attention. A recent study, highlighted by Endocrinology Advisor, delves into the associations between prenatal and postnatal exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFA) substances and childhood obesity. These synthetic chemicals, commonly found in various everyday products like surfactants, cosmetics, food […]

Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Reduce Long-Term Risks for Cancer

The battle against obesity has long been associated with a multitude of health risks, including an increased susceptibility to various types of cancer. However, recent research offers a glimmer of hope, particularly for women struggling with obesity. A groundbreaking study spanning four decades has unveiled a promising link between weight-loss surgery and a reduced long-term […]

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What’s New in Weight Loss Medication?

Losing weight can be a challenging endeavor; for many individuals, it requires more than just diet and exercise. Weight loss medications can provide an additional tool to help individuals achieve their weight loss goals. In recent years, there have been exciting developments in weight loss medications, with new options that offer promise for those struggling […]

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Global Obesity Risk

Obesity is a major health concern worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2016, over 1.9 billion adults were overweight, and 650 million of them were obese. Obesity is not only a health risk, but it also puts a strain on healthcare systems and the global economy. This article will discuss the causes […]

Updates in Weight Loss Medications

Weight loss medications have become increasingly popular over the years as more people struggle with obesity and its related health problems. While diet and exercise remain the mainstay of weight loss, medications can be an effective tool to help people lose weight when used in combination with lifestyle changes. In this blog post, we will […]

Obesity and Pregnancy

Obesity has become an epidemic in the US and around the world.   This means we are also seeing a lot of women of childbearing age entering pregnancy with obesity.  Not only does this pose increased health risks for pregnant women, but it also increases complications of pregnancy and birth defects in the fetuses. For women […]

What’s in your makeup?

A mother’s makeup products playing a role in a baby’s genetic makeup, who would’ve thought? Well, studies show that the beauty products a mother uses can increase the baby’s likelihood of obesity. Paraben, a chemical present in many cosmetic products, has shown to be the cause behind this unlikely phenomenon. Parabens are preservatives that allow […]

Abdominal Obesity–a New Marker for Health Risk

The Body Mass Index (BMI) testing is a widely used simple calculation that helps assess the amount of total body fat in a person; it’s the clinical standard to determine if a person is at higher risk for certain health risks associated with obesity. You can calculate your own here. What your BMI doesn’t tell […]

The Goal: to Eat Like a “Normal” Person, or is it?

The Lasting Weight Loss Blog Series:  Post 2 (Read Post 1 here) What does it mean to eat “normally”? If you think looking around you and watching those who are enjoying their lives and eating anything is the definition of “normal” eating, you’re likely wrong.   According to the NIH, 34% of adults in America are […]