Obesity is out and ‘adipose-based chronic disease’ is in, according to a recent paper. But a name change alone won’t fix entrenched stigma.
Overreliance on BMI as a measure of weight and health has deepened inequities and led to inaccuracies and overgeneralizations.
Obesity leads to a number of maternal and child health problems.
Obesity and excess weight increase the risk of COVID progressing to severe disease, including in children. Vaccination is key to reducing this risk.
Americans with excess weight and obesity have been hit hard by COVID-19. Now there is reason to believe they may not get the same protection from the vaccines.
All too often the medical community ‘fat-shames’ patients trying to lose weight, when in fact obesity and overweight are complicated medical issues.
Over-active immune response might be behind higher rates of life-threatening COVID-19 infections in patients with obesity.
All five experts said BMI is not ideal for determining the health of your weight.
Weight stigma at the doctors can be mentally and physically harmful.
One in five children are now obese by the time they turn 11.
A longer life for humans and pets means more challenges for doctors and vets.
A new study finds that 90% of men are overfat. But by what measure?
Scientifically you can be overweight and healthy - and yet there is still an obesity stigma.
A longitudinal study featuring nearly 74,000 US women has found that the longer a woman has been overweight or obese during her adult life, the higher her risk of developing cancer.
Short men and overweight women are less likely, on average, to succeed in life. But why?