Home > Medical > Heart Health > Obesity Obesity All sections in Heart » About Heart » Children & Heart Disease » Congenital Heart Disease » Emergency Treatment » FAQs » Diet and your Heart » Health Tips » Heart and Exercise » Heart Attack » Heart Transplants » After a Heart Attack » Multimedia » Heart News » Obesity » Smoking & your Heart » Stress & your Heart » Tests & Procedures » The Heart in Space » Treatment » Women & Heart Disease Learn more about obesity and heart disease and obesity and heart failure and how excess body fat has been linked to heart problems. Will video games make your kid obese? Maybe not, according to the latest research A new study claims that kids who spend a lot of time playing video games aren't any heavier than those who don't. For obese people, commuting by car can be a killer A new study suggests that people with overweight or obesity could potentially decrease the risk of premature mortality if they engage in active commuting. Wider waistlines, smaller brains? A UK study found that obese people typically had a lower volume of grey matter in their brains compared to their normal-weight counterparts. Don't ignore the extra weight – obesity on its own can raise health risks In diabetes and heart disease excess fat itself is harmful – not only accompanying factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol or lack of exercise. Obesity warps the shape and function of young hearts Young people who are overweight may develop early signs of heart trouble. Just how harmful is TV for your health? According to a study, young adults who watch three or more hours of TV a day, and get little exercise, have a greater chance of cognitive issues later on in life. According to BMI, Donald Trump is now considered obese – and a top heart doctor reckons he should lose at least 9kg US President Donald Trump has picked up a few kilos, and is now considered obese according to the Body Mass Index - but his cholesterol which is a concern, has improved - a top cardiologist though, recommends he lose as much as 9kg to be safe. Obese people with heart failure may live longer than those who are thinner The latest look into the so-called "obesity paradox" sheds new light on a puzzling pattern that researchers have noted for years: Obese patients with heart disease tend to survive longer than their normal-weight counterparts. Exercising regularly but struggling to lose weight? If you're overweight and struggling to lose weight, don't get discouraged - your regular workouts are still contributing to better overall heart health. How obesity hurts your heart Obesity predisposes to raised triglyceride levels and low HDL, both of which are independent risk factors for coronary artery disease. load more From our sponsor 3 symptoms of an acute heart failure episode! 5 lifestyle changes to help manage heart failure!