A new study, published in the journal Nature, has found that cholesterol-lowering statin drugs could improve the intestinal microbial flora and control inflammation in obese people. The study found that statins control inflammation caused by an unhealthy microbe called Bact2 enterotype.
New research has found that more and more people with obesity are admitted into the ICU due to COVID-19, the illness caused by the new coronavirus. People with a BMI of more than 35 are at increased risk of ICU admissions than those with BMI between 30 and 34.
A new study has found that the causative factors of childhood obesity are different for wealthier and poorer nations. The study also found that treating childhood obesity is a bit complex. Obesity in children could lead to type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular disease.
Oxytocin hormone or “Love hormone” treatment works in solving the problem of obesity by making a person control his eating behavior. It is also efficient to improve sexual reproduction, mother-infant bonding, social interaction, anxiety, trust and childbirth.
Obesity-related cancers are rapidly increasing at a faster rate in younger generations than in older generations in the United States, says the American Cancer Society. There has been a steep rise in the past 40 years. Researchers suggest people to lose weight if they are obese to reduce the risk of certain cancers.