Obesity may increase risk of some female reproductive disorders
Obesity is associated with an increased risk of developing female reproductive disorders, however, the roles and mechanisms of obesity in the cause(s) of reproductive conditions are unclear.
What are gallstones?
Gallstones (also called cholelithiasis) form when there is an imbalance in the composition of bile, resulting in hard stones that are made of crystallized cholesterol, pigment, or a mixture of the two.
New vaccine guidance for the obese
Trials have demonstrated high efficacy in individuals with and without obesity against COVID-19-associated hospitalization and death. Therefore, TOS encourages individuals with obesity to undergo vaccination with any of the available vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as soon as they are able.
People living with obesity struggling with their weight in silence
People living with obesity in the UK take an average of nine years to speak to a doctor about their weight struggles—according to new research involving the University of East Anglia.
How gallstones are diagnosed
If your doctor thinks you might have gallstones, you will likely have further testing—most likely imaging, like an ultrasound or computerized tomography (CT) scan. This is to confirm their suspicions and to potentially help rule out any other conditions that could instead be at play.