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New study shows obese people have weak response to COVID shots - unless naturally immune

Obese people with prior COVID infection had identical antibody response. Those without had response at least 3x weaker.

Obese respond poorly to COVID shots - unless naturally immune

The hunger games: Uncovering the secret of the hunger switch in the brain

A 3D structure reveals how a unique molecular switch in our brain causes us to feel full – and may help develop improved anti-obesity drugs.

Uncovering the secret of the hunger switch in the brain

What's your Covid age?

The comorbidities that may just tip the scales.

What's your Covid age?

Study: Obesity significantly raises risk of death from COVID-19

New study by UNC, World Bank, shows patients suffering from obesity have 113% higher rate of hospitalization than slimmer patients.

Study: Obesity significantly raises risk of death from COVID-19

Study: Majority of Israeli adults overweight

Rate of adult obesity in Israel rises while rate of child obesity declines. Link found between obesity and economic status.

Study: Majority of Israeli adults overweight

Research puts obesity and fatty liver disease treatment in reach

Hebrew University Professor Amiram Goldblum’s team discovers 27 new molecules with significant therapeutic potential.

Research puts obesity and fatty liver disease treatment in reach

Obesity: How do we fight it most effectively?

What we really know and don't know about obesity.

Obesity: How do we fight it most effectively?

Israel Medical Association declares obesity a disease

Approximately 4,000 die each year in Israel from obesity; a quarter of adult population suffers from disease not due to behavioral weakness.

Israel Medical Association declares obesity a disease

London bagel shop fights plan to replace it with obesity clinic

Jewish shop vows not to move after landlord plans to turn building into anti-obesity clinic.

London bagel shop fights plan to replace it with obesity clinic

Colorectal cancer risk may be related to weight in adolescence

Huge cohort study finds overweight, obese teens have 50% higher risk of colorectal cancers down the line.

Colorectal cancer risk may be related to weight in adolescence

Israeli scientists discover why diets fail - and a solution

Weizmann Institute researchers investigated the phenomenon of post-diet weight gain, the"yo-yo effect" and discovered a possible cure.

Israeli scientists discover why diets fail - and a solution

70% of soldiers gain weight during their service

Knesset Health Committee gathers forces from across country to fight obesity and diabetes as problem affects 15% of populace.

70% of soldiers gain weight during their service

Heaviest Man Alive Airlifted to Hospital

Saudi Arabia's King intervenes to help transfer a 1,345 pound young man from his bed to a medical center in the country's capital.

Heaviest Man Alive Airlifted to Hospital in Saudi Arabia

New Study: Extra Pounds May Help You Live Longer

A new analysis of nearly three million adults showed that people who are overweight or slightly obese may live longer.

New Study Shows A Few Extra Pounds May Help You Live Longer

Americans Are Fat, Says Gallup ‘Well-Being Index’

Call it overweight or call it obese, but in old-fashioned English, American are fat – in all 50 states, says Gallup’s “well-being index.”

Americans Are Fat, Reports Gallup ‘Well-Being Index’

NYC to Ban Jumbo Sugary Drinks, Combat Obesity

NYC's Mayor Bloomberg is working on ways to keep things healthy by planning a ban on jumbo sugary drinks in numerous venues.

NYC  to Ban Big Sugary Drinks, Combat Obesity

Study: Obesity Leads to Depression, Burnout

A new study by Israeli scientists finds that obesity can lead to depression and greater burnout at work.

Israeli Scientists: Obesity Leads to Depression, Burnout