An estimated one in three adults in the U.S. is obese, but its treatment may be more complex than you might think, according to OHSU’s Kevin Grove, PhD, who has been featured in the New York Times and on ABC’s Nightline for his research on obesity and diabetes in “couch-potato” primates. Since we blogged about Dr. Grove’s research back in February, OHSU’s communications team has created a fact sheet about obesity and OHSU’s research on various facets of the epidemic.
- A high-fat diet during pregnancy can lead to behavioral problems like anxiety and stress in offspring. As these children age, they also become more susceptible to obesity, heart disease, and other health problems.
- Due to the complexities of obesity (diet, genetics, socio-economic status, etc.), a person can eat a balanced diet and still become obese.