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Twelve states have an adult obesity prevalence of 35% or more.
Age, underlying medical conditions, race/ethnicity and economic status all play a role in determining the risk for severe illness.
Lowering body mass index from obese to overweight cuts individuals’ risk of death by more than half later in life.
“Will we have a COVID vaccine next year tailored to the obese? No way."
The effect is greater for women, and it could have a detrimental effect on pregnancy outcomes at the population level.
Obesity increased the risk of liver disease to a smaller extent, according to a meta-analysis study.
This connection may be attributable to lower iron levels.
A study in obese mice suggests weight loss could slow cancer growth.
A study of genetically modified worms linked their inability to get shuteye with an accumulation of fat.
Compared with Black Americans and Afro-Caribbeans, African immigrants have lower rates of high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
An analysis of nearly 200,000 women followed for a decade found that those who lost as few as five pounds had a lower risk.
This finding may help explain why people with the disease struggle to lose weight.
Nonetheless, half of people with NAFLD were able to reach a 5% weight loss goal using a very low energy diet.
Two studies suggest that bariatric surgery may prevent obesity-related cancers, including breast cancer.
Teen females with asthma in poor neighborhoods are more likely to get better medical care than those diagnosed only as obese.
AACR report highlights progress in preventing and treating cancer—including 27 new drug approvals last year—but disparities persist.
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