Top News: #Obesity

Here are the top read news for #obesity:

Diet and exercise not enough, obesity experts say:

Plenty of people who are obese and medically need to lose weight say they get sick and tired of being told to eat less and exercise more. And for good reason: A growing body of research finds lifestyle and behavioral modifications often are not enough to help someone drop a significant amount of weight and keep it off. Read more



weight-scaleNew Genes Mean the Future of Obesity Treatment Could Get Personal:

It took the genomes of nearly 340,000 people and more than 400 researchers in two dozen countries, but we now have the most comprehensive picture so far of the genetic contributors to obesity.Read more



obesity kidsLocal Governments Seek to Curb Obesity in Kids:

Lawmakers in Puerto Rico are considering a bill that would fine the parents of obese children – an aggressive and controversial approach to a public health dilemma with which states and the federal government alike have struggled. Read more



obesitydeviceDevice to Fight Obesity Shows Change in Perspective on Disease:

A newly approved device by the Food and Drug Administration signals a different approach to combating obesity – one that takes into account the role the nervous system plays in the disease. Read more



obesityU.S. Obesity Rate Inches Up to 27.7% in 2014:

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The percentage of U.S. adults who are obese continued to trend upward in 2014, reaching 27.7%. This is up more than two percentage points since 2008 and is the highest obesity rate Gallup and Healthways have measured in seven years of tracking it. More Americans who were previously overweight have now moved into the obese category, while the percentage who are at normal weight has remained stable since 2013. Read more