The Health Risks of Abdominal Obesity
Abdominal obesity refers to the presence of excess fat in the abdominal area. So why does abdominal obesity matter? Because too much fat in your midsection may put you at greater risk for certain medical conditions than excess fat in your thighs or buttock.
Why food deprivation in childhood is linked to obesity
As energy prices rise and the cost of living goes up, it is estimated that there are 4 million children from poorer households who have limited or uncertain access to healthy food.
Health officials revise tool to track severe obesity in kids
Updated growth charts released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now extend to a body mass index of 60—up from previous charts that stopped at a BMI of 37, with additional categories to track obesity in kids ages 2 to 19.
Study examines why overweight people are more susceptible to illness
If you gain weight, the fat cells in the body get bigger. So in the extremely obese, those fat cells are greatly enlarged. Now, researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) were able to show how enlarged fat cells can cause metabolic diseases.
BMI: The mismeasure of weight and the mistreatment of obesity
Source: Medical Xpress
People who seek medical treatment for obesity or an eating disorder do so with the hope their health plan will pay for part of it.