In 2016, around 30% of adults in the United States were estimated to be obese (1Trusted Source). Many people blame obesity on poor dietary choices and inactivity, but it’s not always that simple.
In the first Mendelian randomization study to look at this, researchers have found evidence that excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases, rather than just being associated with it.
For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers report.
A new study finds rates are increasing for six of 12 cancers related to obesity in younger adults in the United States, with steeper increases in progressively younger ages and successively younger generations.