Are some children genetically tuned to be overweight, or is lifestyle to blame for childhood obesity?
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Michigan researchers have uncovered molecular signals that regulate catch-up growth -- the growth spurt that occurs when normal conditions are restored after a fetus, young animal or child has ...
High smoking rates in the past, combined with widespread obesity, continue to chip away at US life expectancy compared to other wealthy nations, a study released Tuesday said.
A child's taste preferences begin at home and most often involve salt, sugar and fat. And, researchers say, young kids learn quickly what brands deliver the goods.
Increases in winter indoor temperatures in the United Kingdom, United States and other developed countries may be contributing to rises in obesity in those populations, according to UCL research published today.
Fat appears to associate with some distinctive chemical changes in the DNA a finding that may help explain why obesity can increase the risk for chronic problems such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, researchers ...
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. But heart disease is more than just one disease; there are many different 'flavors' that can result from a heart attack, high blood ...
At least one in five horses used for leisure are overweight or obese. Its a condition which can lead to laminitis and equine metabolic syndrome.
An effort in King County, Washington, to add nutrition facts labeling to fast food menus had no effect on consumer behavior in its first year.
For the first time in history, the next generation will not live longer than their parents.