Study: Maternal Obesity And Diabetes Bring 'Multiple Hits,' May Raise Autism Risk In Children
One expert says any woman thinking about becoming pregnant should make sure her health is as good as it can be -- in terms of nutrition, weight, infection -- all of these are factors can can affect risk of autism in children.
Health Analyst Scans New Obesity Options From Drugs To Devices, Heads Back To Gym
A review of the newer treatments for obesity finds little to get excited about, prompting a health policy expert who herself struggles with obesity to decide that the risks are not worth the benefits. "I'm off to the gym," she says.
Why To Exercise (During Pregnancy) Today: Ob-Gyns Say It’s Best Time To Boost Health
Now, the influential professional group of U.S. obstetricians and gynecologists is saying it even more forcefully: If you're pregnant and facing no complications, you really should exercise -- it's the ideal time to improve your health, including your weight.
Peering Into The Placenta, 'Least Understood' And Respected Of Human Organs
The placenta may be the least understood and respected of human organs (not to mention the only one we routinely discard) but a $46 million federal project aims to further understanding of the role the placenta plays in disease -- including pregnancy complications among obese women.
Possible Key To Weight Loss? Researchers Find 'Master Switch' To Crank Up Fat-Burning
Researchers say new science on a “metabolic master switch" may hold the promise of someday making a dent in the obesity epidemic. They've found a possible "third knob" for affecting obesity, separate from diet and exercise -- getting fat cells to burn fat instead of storing it.
Biggest Gene Study Finds New Clues To Obesity, Apple Vs. Pear Shapes
The biggest study ever of the genetics involved in obesity tends to point to the brain as a driver of overall obesity but hormones and the fat cells themselves as important for whether you carry more fat on your upper or lower body.