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As Maxine Rooks and her daughter, Erica Rooks-Daughtry, learned, uterine fibroids often run in families.
As women gain weight, they may lose more blood during menstruation.
Nearly two-thirds of COVID-19 hospitalizations in the U.S. could be attributed to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and heart failure.
Hypertension, high glucose levels and obesity in early adulthood could lead to thinking and memory problems decades later.
The disease has similar prevalence across high-income and low- and middle-income nations.
Girls with obesity are more likely to experience high levels of reproductive hormones and slowed breast development.
Cancer, heart disease and diabetes are just some underlying medical conditions associated with an increased risk of severe COVID-19 illness.
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a brain pressure disorder that causes chronic headaches and vision problems.
New guidelines recommend focusing on healthy foods but don’t restrict added sugars or alcohol as much as some experts had hoped.
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.
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