Obesity and Inflammation … new insights into obesity-related metabolic conditions

Metabolic conditions caused by obesity are in the news consistently. Complications like high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease can, in many instances, be linked with obesity. While we know the link exists, it’s been difficult to understand how these things are a direct result of excessive body fat. Understanding that obesity […]

Scientists block obesity-related protein in mice and stop fat formation

We’ve known for a while that where a person develops fat in their body is very significant in the determination of obesity-related health issues. Belly fat is bad fat and puts people at a higher risk for diseases like type 2 diabetes as well as other metabolic issues. A new study out of Oxford University […]

Diet and exercise may not be the cure for obesity

FoodFacts.com is fairly certain that most people think that the best thing to do for obesity is to establish a healthy, low-calorie diet and a consistent exercise schedule. It only makes sense that diet and exercise would be the key ingredients in reversing the condition. Sometimes, though, the things that may appear to make the […]

Sugar consumption driving obesity and diabetes

FoodFacts.com has conscientiously covered news regarding the obesity crisis for the last few years. We’ve covered junk food, fast food, processed food, white bread, chocolate, and genetics (among hundreds of other things) as links to obesity and weight gain. The research we read today though, made so much sense. That sense began with the concepts […]

New study debunks the concept of healthy obesity

In the last few weeks FoodFacts.com posted information from a study that claimed that for certain people obesity might not have long-term health implications. The concept of “healthy obesity” has become an actual theory among some researchers and some in the general population. But now a new study shows that the idea may be quite […]

Going green can reduce the risk of obesity and diabetes (we mean your leafy greens!)

We’re all trying to be green! We’re making efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, choosing brown bags over plastic, using recycled everything as much as we can. New research we found today though is encouraging us to go green with our vegetables too — to reduce risks to the environment, but to reduce risks to […]

Dads consuming too much sugar may increase the risk of obesity in their children

Most research regarding childhood obesity as it relates to parents and pregnancy points to the dietary habits of mothers. We’re actually quite accustomed to moms, as the carriers of their children, as the “important link” to their health. Expectant mothers shouldn’t smoke, shouldn’t consume caffeine, need to be concerned about mercury levels in their diets, […]

Rates of obesity-related cancers rising … and it’s mostly in developed countries

In case anyone was wondering if the obesity crisis has been contained or is showing any signs of reversing course, the unfortunate fact is that from all available information, the world is still suffering. This reversible and tragic situation is still continuing at an alarming rate. In addition to actual obesity statistics, news surrounding the […]

How much money does obesity cost the world? A new report claims that it’s just as much as war and terrorism.

It’s no secret that the obesity epidemic is costing governments money. Until now though, it’s been difficult to measure exactly how expensive it’s become. The obesity epidemic is now so widespread it is hurting economies as much as war and terrorism, new research reveals. More than 2.1 billion people are overweight or obese – costing […]

Obesity link in cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we want to spend time spotlighting new research illustrating possible nutritional links with cancer that can be of help to the FoodFacts.com community. Knowledge is power — especially when it comes to helping us avoid health conditions and disease. So let’s look at some new research that can make […]