Data Suggests Obesity Increases Risk Of COVIDDr. Hensrud says research also suggests that obesity doubles your risk of hospitalization with COVID-19. And it increases your risk from dying of COVID-19 by about 50%.
Minnesota Obesity Rate Tops 30% For First Time; U.S. Obesity Rates Reach 'Historic Highs'The obesity rate for Minnesota residents has topped 30% for the first time, according to new national numbers.
Is Diet Or Exercise More Important To Keeping The Weight Off?Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus studied people who were consistently able to maintain their weight.
Obesity-Linked Cancers Rising For Young AmericansAbout one in 12 cancer cases in the United States are caused by excess weight, the researchers noted.
Obesity Rate For Minnesota Youth Among Lowest In The NationJust over 10 percent of kids in Minnesota, ages 10 to 17, are obese, according to analysis and data released Wednesday, putting the state at the low end of the national scale.
Scientists Accidentally Create Treatment That May Stop ObesityA failed experiment may have accidentally created a new treatment that could allow humans to eat whatever they want without gaining weight.
New Study: Obesity Increases Severity Of Flu VirusA new study from the National Institute of Health found that obesity increases the severity of the influenza A virus.
Obese Tourists Crippling Donkeys On Greek Island, Activists ClaimActivists with "Help the Santorini Donkeys" told multiple news outlets in the United Kingdom that overweight tourists are crippling donkeys.
Is Your Workplace Making You Fat?A new federal government survey found that about one-quarter of Americans "acquire" nearly 1,300 calories at work every week.
Who Has The Nation's Best Health Care? Study Reveals State RankingsThe non-profit health care advocacy group, The Commonwealth Fund, released a state-by-state scorecard on May 3 which looks at each state's ability to deliver medical care to its residents.
'They Want To Be Here': Allina Program Helping Teens Battle ObesityIn the U.S., more than one-third of adults are considered obese – 36.5 percent to be exact. About 17 percent of children are obese.
Loneliness, Social Isolation A Bigger Health Issue Than Obesity, Study SaysResearchers say people with a greater social connection cut their risk of premature death in half.
Minnesota Among 5 States Where Obesity Rates Increased In 2014Obesity rates across the country are still high despite the billions of dollars being spent on programs aimed at lowering than number, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control. Minnesota is of only five states that saw an increase in adult obesity rates last year – just shy of 28 percent.
Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or ObeseA new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states -- it's the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.
Dairy Queen Removing Soda From Kids' MenusSoft drinks are still on the kids' menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald's and Wendy's in eliminating soda. That doesn't mean adults can't order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn't listed is a huge relief.