COVID-19 and Obesity

This page will be updated as new information becomes available. Last update: 10.24.20 The novel Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has created a global pandemic with its syndrome, COVID-19. The number of people affected by COVID-19 continues to increase worldwide, and information about risk factors for severe COVID-19 and mortality is emerging almost … Continue reading “COVID-19 and Obesity”

Give kids a good start

It is almost never too early to lay the foundation for good health, and there is evidence that a child’s early years and even time during pregnancy can have an important impact later in life. Together, with the help of healthcare providers, women of childbearing age , pregnant mothers, and new mothers can take steps … Continue reading “Give kids a good start”

3 ways decreased sleep contributes to overeating

1. Increasing hunger: Sleep deprivation may alter the hormones that control hunger. (18) One small study, for example, found that young men who were deprived of sleep had higher levels of the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin and lower levels of the satiety-inducing hormone leptin, with a corresponding increase in hunger and appetite-especially for foods rich in … Continue reading “3 ways decreased sleep contributes to overeating”