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Obesity is a disease, American Medical Association says in adopting new policy

The American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a new policy at their annual meeting on Tuesday that recognizes obesity as a disease and urges the medical community to improve its treatment and...

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Excessive eaters who never find themselves full may possess ‘hungry gene’

Parents and doctors alike advise to only eat until you are full, but what if you never reach that point? A “hungry gene” discovered by Cambridge University researchers may be to blame for some people’s...

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Jennifer Sygo: Which nuts are good for you? The short answer is all of them,...

Why are nuts so good for you? According to the findings of a new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, regular (meaning daily) nut eaters were about 20% less likely to die from all...

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‘Healthy obesity’ does not exist, as all levels spike risk of premature...

TORONTO — The notion that someone can be obese yet still healthy is a myth, say researchers, who found that obesity carries a higher risk of premature death compared to that of normal-weight people,...

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Jennifer Sygo: Losing weight is not as simple as ‘calories in, calories out’,...

For those who want to lose weight, the entire process can be broken down to one simple formula: calories-in vs. calories-out. Or, at least, that’s what so many of us have believed — and led others to...

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Use obesity surgery more often for diabetes, guidelines urge

WASHINGTON — International diabetes organizations are calling for weight-loss surgery to become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are only mildly obese. Obesity...

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Fake sugars linked to obesity, heart disease

Sugar has been demonized as the “new tobacco,” even the new heroin. But what about those pretty-coloured packets of fake sugars? According to a new review by University of Manitoba researchers,...

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