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Children of obese women are more likely to be afflicted by major birth defects, including malformations of the heart and genitals, according to a study published recently. The fatter the mother, the higher the risk, it found. "We found that risks of major congenital malformations...

source: Yahoo News

Lack of physical activity is a risk factor for many serious conditions. The fact that neither adults nor teenagers get as much exercise as they should is, perhaps, not very surprising. But new research shows that the situation might be a lot more worrying than previously...

source: Medical News Today

Look around you, and it’s not hard to see how serious the problem of obesity has become in America. People here are now bigger, and suffering from more obesity-related diseases, than ever before — prompting...

source: Vox

A new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine found that more than 10 percent of the global population is now considered obese, a condition that, in some people, can contribute to serious health issues. The study looked at 1,800 data sets from 195 countries...

source: Self Magazine

As trends go, obesity continues its climb to epidemic levels. Likewise, over the last five years the number of physicians certified in obesity medicine has increased tenfold. For clinicians who treat obese patients, getting certified in...

source: Endocrine News

Stay up-to-date on developments in the important field of obesity with TOS Basic Science Section Keeping...

source: TOS

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