Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, linked to brain shrinkage.
Factors that increase risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
Should women who are overweight be screened for breast cancer more often?
Excess weight also ups risk for the heart rhythm disorder, study says
United States is 15th out of 200 countries studied
Even high readings in the last trimester linked to greater odds, study found
One critical trait emerged when researchers reviewed smoking and drinking habits, weight, diet and exercise
Belly fat after menopause may boost risk of lung, gastrointestinal cancers, researchers report
Both short- and long-term damage can result from quick losses or gains
Imaging showed less activity in the areas responsible for reining in impulses
Too little sleep increases rights of overweight and obesity, study finds
New method may aid doctors in assessing harms, benefits of anti-clotting drugs
Danger is greatest for women whose weight was normal before they got pregnant, study finds
It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports
Most women and a lot of kids also appear to have excessive fat, study of developed nations reports
Researcher says less muscle mass can make leg bones more vulnerable to injury
Immune cells that guard against the virus don't function properly, researchers say
It pays to use more realistic body types, small study suggests
Study shows it's not only an American problem, but an international health crisis
Overweight children have fewer friends and more frenemies, according to new study.