Gaining weight from your mid-20s into middle age is associated with an increased risk of premature death, finds a study of US adults published by The BMJ today.
About 4.8 million American kids aged 10 to 17—just over 15%—were obese in 2017-2018, according to a new report.
While weight-loss surgeries are not usually performed in people above the age of 65, a new study shows that these procedures can lead to successful weight loss and better diabetes control in older adults.
Metabolic surgery patients with a history of coronary artery disease were about two times less likely to have a recurrent and fatal heart attack or develop systolic heart failure compared to closely matched patients who did not have the surgery, according to a new study from Cleveland Clinic Florida researchers
For people who are obese and have type 2 diabetes, weight-loss surgery leads to more than a slimmer figure. It also reduces the risk of heart complications and premature death by about 40% compared to standard medical care, new research says.