Lipids & Metabolic

More than half a million people were diagnosed with obesity-related cancers in the U.S. in 2014, the CDC reported Tuesday, and those numbers aren’t expected to deflate anytime soon.

A new study comparing vegetable oils suggests an essential fatty acid has a stronger tie to weight gain than saturated fat intake.

Severely obese patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery showed favorable outcomes more than a decade later, including weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine states.

The FDA has approved Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the first personal continuous glucose monitor that doesn’t require finger stick calibration.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a way to convert “bad” fat—the kind that accumulates around our stomachs, hips and thighs—into “good” fat, which helps to burn calories and generate heat, initiating what could be a novel treatment for obesity.

New research from the American Diabetes Association advises controlling symptoms of type 2 diabetes, including hyperglycemia and blood pressure control, may help prevent the decline of cognitive performance associated with the disease.

We all know whole grains are our best dietary bet for staying healthy—right?

The 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health revealed 31.2 percent of American children age 10-17 are either overweight or obese.

After testing a once-weekly injectable form of glucose-lowering drug exenatide on type 2 diabetes patients for years, researchers have concluded the medication doesn’t have any effect on the incidence of major cardiovascular events.

Researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have been studying a fat-regulating enzyme—one they claim could help unlock the science behind obesity, cancer and diabetes.

Most of us might equate type 2 diabetes with too much sugar, but a recent Swedish study found that risk of developing diabetes correlated to salt intake in the country’s population.

Overtreatment of diabetes in elderly patients could be contributing to an increase in the number of falls, dizzy spells and confusion those individuals experience, according to research published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.