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Obesity

Obesity Gene

Scientists think they found a new way to cure obesity

November 6th, 2021

As many as 650 million people 18 and older were obese as of 2016, out of nearly 2 billion people who were overweight worldwide. Obesity is a serious problem and a significant risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, including heart issues and strokes. The pandemic also revealed a correlation between weight and COVID-19 severity, …

Weight Loss Drug

A new anti-obesity drug is being heralded as a game-changer

February 13th, 2021

The obesity rate in the US has skyrocketed over the last decade and is currently at a record high. Clinical trials involving the drug semaglutide saw obese patients lose an average of 33 pounds in a little over a year. The drugmaker Novo Nordisk has already applied for FDA approval to use the drug — …

gut bacteria

Scientists found a bacteria that could keep you from overeating

December 21st, 2020

A bacteria has been identified as playing a big role in regulating triggers for hunger in obese individuals, according to a new study. The bacteria can actually reduce hunger cravings by keeping blood glucose levels in check and the hunger hormone ghrelin. The study demonstrated that the bacteria could reduce the body mass of obese …

fattest states

These are the fattest states in the United States

November 11th, 2020

A 2020 ranking of the most obese states in the United States looks a lot like it did in 2019. States that are known for having a high prevalence of overweight citizens continue to rank high. The top spot has been overtaken since last year. Back in 2019, WalletHub came up with a ranking of …