Obesity News and Research



According to the 2003-2004 National Center for Health Statistics survey, almost one-third of American adults are considered obese. If the patterns of the past 20 years continue, that percentage will continue to grow. Obesity is a difficult condition to deal with, but it can be curbed or even prevented with lifestyle changes, especially where diet and physical activity are concerned. The Internet has many resources to help you research, understand, and eventually prevent or control obesity. For a Spanish-language version of the Guide, click here.

What Is Obesity?

Any amount of extra fat that your body has to carry can be harmful to your health, but your health ... read more »

Obesity Causes and Diagnosis

Obesity can be caused by a number of environmental and physical factors, but diagnosing obesity is ... read more »

Health Effects of Obesity

Some health conditions that can result from obesity are more apparent than others, and those who ... read more »

Preventing and Treating Obesity

For some, preventing or treating obesity will be more difficult than for others. But no matter who ... read more »

Obesity News and Research

If you still want to find more information about obesity in any facet, you'll find almost everything you need online.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Your local newspaper may cover stories about obesity in your city or state. To find the online version of your favorite paper, try adding ".com" to its name or, if that doesn't work, typing its name in a search engine.
  • Medical journals can be a good source of information about any health issue. Although subscriptions to these journals can be very expensive, you can often find abstracts from articles online for free. Try searching the government site PubMed (a site provided by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institute of Health) for obesity-related terms to find more reading material.

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