Tag:

obesity

Patient Story

‘You just have to do it’

When Matt Bailey's weight caused a boat to almost sink, he flooded his life with change. He's since lost 140 pounds and gained confidence.

Could antibiotics spur childhood obesity?

Changes in the gut microbiome might alter the way a developing body stores and burns calories, leading to long-term weight problems.

Patient Story

‘Everything was kind of junk’

Bariatric buddies lose more than 230 pounds between them.

Fountain of youth—is it skim milk?

Those who drink higher-fat milk may have skimpier telomeres, a telltale sign of worsening age.

Top 10 reasons to exercise 30 minutes today

Want to break out of your sedentary rut? Check out these tips from a preventive cardiologist.

Lose weight, save money

A computer algorithm finds you'll save thousands of dollars over your lifetime by reaching a healthy weight.

Patient Story

‘And so I kept living’

Sara Riemersma overdosed on pain medication. Spectrum Health saved her life. As a paramedic, she's now paying it forward, saving other lives.

Diabetes—deadlier for women?

Researchers are trying to understand the connection between the condition and coronary heart disease in women.

Want to gain years? Master blood pressure

Study: A typical 50-year-old with hypertension could gain three extra years of life by aggressively treating the condition.

Is it time to scrutinize sweeteners?

Pediatrics group calls for more research into artificial sweeteners and their effect on children's health.

Metabolic issues hit at any weight

While issues like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes are more likely to affect people with obesity, those with normal weight aren't free of risk.

Scientists eye mechanisms in obesity, heart health

Study: Body fat around the arteries secretes a protein that becomes toxic to blood vessels.

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