Advertisement

How do genetics affect my child's risk for obesity?

Armin Brott
Pediatrics
If the branches of your family tree are sagging under the weight of a lot of obese relatives, your child may be predisposed to put on excess weight. A little extra effort can counterbalance this, both in diet and in physical activity.

Continue Learning about Obesity

How Your Growing Waistline Can Shrink Your Brain
How Your Growing Waistline Can Shrink Your Brain
In Japan, most Sumo wrestlers weigh three to four hundred pounds. While they’re professionally active, they follow a diet and workout routine that hel...
Read More
What should I be aware of if I am overweight and need abdominal surgery?
Anthony L. Komaroff, MDAnthony L. Komaroff, MD
We all have a fair amount of fatty tissue in our abdominal cavities that surgeons must deal with...
More Answers
4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing
4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing4 Things Overweight People Are Tired of Hearing
Don't make someone feel small just because they're a bit bigger.
Start Slideshow
How Does Stress Affect Our Self-Control When It Comes to Eating?
How Does Stress Affect Our Self-Control When It Comes to Eating?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.