obesity

A boy watches TV.
June 2, 2022

Parents of adolescents understand how accessible media content is to their children, but a new study illustrates how often illicit or unhealthy themes may be appearing on their TV, computer and phone screens.

October 7, 2021

Researchers are examining neurons and hormones associated with eating too much.

October 16, 2020

The latest analysis by Institute of Health Metrics and Sciences suggests a perfect storm of aggravating factors.

Woman getting ready to run
August 27, 2019

Bariatric surgery is an approach to treat obesity, but is it appropriate for obese teens?  Dr. Judy Chen, an UW Medicine bariatric surgeon, explains that many factors are worth considering to determine whether a person is a good candidate.

August 27, 2019

A recent study found that the teens lost just as much weight as adults, and saw complications such as diabetes disappear or retreat.

April 3, 2019

UW researcher is trying to hold soda makers accountable for their products' contributions to disease.

February 12, 2019

A UK study found that children were, on average, consuming up to 8 teaspoons above the recommended daily allowance. 

January 17, 2018

The average American consumes the daily equivalent of 19.5 teaspoons of sugar. 

illustration of overweight man and woman
January 18, 2018

Globally, 2 billion people are overweight. Obesity is strongly influenced by the amount of sugar we consume in our daily diets, says Dr. Judy Chen of the UW Medicine Weight Loss Management Center. 

Anne McTiernan was sent off to boarding school at the age of four. Emotionally starved, she went on to struggle with food, body image and weight fluctuations for more than a decade.

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