Both physical and social factors play significant roles in depression and reports of poor wellbeing associated with obesity.
While there is an association between obesity during midlife and an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, researchers say the link doesn't necessarily extend into later life. A new study revealed higher genetic risk for Alzheimer's and lower BMI, especially in older men, was linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and predicted the disease progression.
Playing with ultra-thin dolls can skew a young girl's perception of body ideals. The body dissatisfaction that occurs can eventually lead to eating disorders, depression, and unhealthy relationships with diet and exercise.
Maternal obesity may hinder their child's brain development as soon as the second trimester of pregnancy. High maternal BMI is associated with changes to the child's prefrontal cortex and anterior insula, two brain areas associated with decision making, and behavior.
Study sheds light on the role brain insulin plays in weight and visceral fat accumulation.
Children who drink whole milk are 40% less likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who consume reduced-fat milk.