Pediatric gastroenterologist Jennifer Woo Baidal explains that obesity may increase the risk of a serious liver disease at a much younger age than once thought.
Dr. Lori Zeltser talks about her research findings, which may lead to a change in approaches to treating childhood obesity.
Obese children exposed to high levels of air pollutants are nearly three times as likely to have asthma, compared with non-obese children and lower levels of pollution exposure.
Women with PTSD gain weight more rapidly and are more likely to be overweight or obese than women without the disorder, find researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Harvard School of Public Health.
Targeting an enzyme that raises both sugar and insulin levels in the obese may prevent and treat diabetes.
Columbia has honored Philipp E. Scherer, PhD for helping usher in a new understanding of fat and its role in diabetes and other metabolic diseases.