Hispanics born in the US have worse health outcomes than Hispanics in the US who were born in countries from which they emigrated.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: obesity health-disparities health-care-costs
Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: health environment metabolism obesity immune-system genes toxicology
Many of us don't get an adequate amount of nutrients.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: health diet covid-19 coronavirus obesity immune-system food nutrition junk-food
All too often the medical community 'fat-shames' patients trying to lose weight, when in fact obesity and overweight are complicated medical issues.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: diet genes prejudice eating obese overweight dieting losing-weight overeating obesity-series-2018
Patients with metabolic syndrome were at 3.4 times higher risk of death due to COVID-19 and five times more likely to go to the ICU.
Aug. 27, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: diabetes covid-19 obesity blood-pressure featured health-and-medicine metabolic-syndrome
Researchers have developed a synthetic lining that could deliver drugs in a sustained way to the small intestine, offering hope for those suffering from lactose intolerance, diabetes, and obesity.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: science-technology diabetes obesity basic-research brigham-and-womens-hospital gastrointestinal-synthetic-epithelial-lining gsel lactose-intolerance
Obesity increases susceptibility to H1N1 flu, a new study finds. It may help clarify why diseases like the flu and COVID-19 affect people differently.
Aug. 4, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: influenza obesity viruses health-and-medicine body-weight
New findings link maternal obesity and a higher risk of sepsis among newborn babies. The researchers suggest why, and a potential prevention strategy.
June 23, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: pregnancy obesity antibiotics babies sepsis health-and-medicine births
"...we believe it may be possible to control obesity and the complications of obesity by better regulating inflammation."
May 10, 2020 • ~5 min
Tags: metabolism obesity inflammation immune-system health-and-medicine body-weight
Over-active immune response might be behind higher rates of life-threatening COVID-19 infections in patients with obesity.
May 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus obesity immune-response cytokines obese
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