Obesity is a disease that shares several characteristics with cancer, but does not get the same society-wide recognition of its disease status, so people with obesity are less likely to get treatment.
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.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is surprisingly common, affecting about one in four adults. Eating processed foods and sugary drinks can increase the risk of developing the disease.
Cryolipolysis has become popular with people wanting to get rid of unwanted fat quickly. But one supermodel’s nightmare reminds us of the need for caution.
We all have white and brown fat cells – but recent research shows there’s a third type, called “beige” cells.
Fat around the abdominal organs is a different kind of fat – it releases chemicals into our body.