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COVID-19 can attack fat cells, but it’s still not clear what that means
People with obesity tend to fare worse with SARS-CoV-2, but more research is needed to understand why.
There are better ways to measure body fat than BMI
We’re using an outdated, inaccurate system.
How does BMI change your COVID-19 risk? The answer reveals how little we know about body fat and health.
A body of literature challenges the notion that being fat is directly correlated with being unhealthy.
High-fructose corn syrup vs. sugar: Which is actually worse?
Many of us believe some kinds of sugar are healthier.
Your grip strength could hint at future health problems
A decrease in grip strength at certain ages has been tied to a higher chance of death from cancers and cardiac disease.
All the conditions we know increase your risk of dying from COVID-19
The president’s age and weight put him at high risk, but that doesn’t guarantee he’ll have severe symptoms.
Doctors need to change the way they treat obesity
And it could be as easy as ABCD.
Weight loss surgery should be offered to more kids with obesity
Evidence shows that lifestyle-based interventions, like diet and exercise changes, aren’t likely to help kids with severe obesity.
Fat-shaming only makes the obesity epidemic worse
Despite what TV pundits might tell you.
Remember brown fat? We may finally know why it’s so darn good for you.
The mysterious tissue could help prevent obesity and diabetes.