Obesity

17 JUNE 2015

Obesity poses osteoporosis risk

Obesity may be a risk factor for the frail bone disease osteoporosis, a study suggests.

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16 JUNE 2015

Q&A: Were You Born to Be Obese?

For people who often feel hungry right after eating, a recent finding about genetics and obesity was, if not welcome news, at least thought-provoking.

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15 JUNE 2015

Why Are We So Addicted To Sugar?

“Candy is dandy, particularly to Americans, who spent $32 billion on sweets in 2011; per capita consumption was 25 pounds. Formerly a luxury item for the rich, candy became affordable with the decline of sugar prices and rise of mass production in the 19th century. The word itself comes from qandi: Arabic for a sugar confection.” – Rich Cohen

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3 JUNE 2015

More Evidence Links BPA to Childhood Obesity

There’s fresh evidence that the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may play a part in childhood obesity.

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19 MAY 2015

Even A Few Extra Pounds Can Be Dangerous To Your Heart

Just a few extra pounds can raise the risk of heart failure by 17%, according to new research in PLOS Medicine.

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18 MAY 2015

Obesity—One Third of All Cancers are Directly Related to It

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 110,000 Americans die as a result of obesity each year, and about one-third of all cancers are directly related to it.

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8 MAY 2015

Hospitals treat more ‘child obesity’

There has been a four-fold increase in the number of children and teenagers admitted to hospital for obesity-related conditions in the last decade, doctors in England and Wales warn.

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8 MAY 2015

Obese Women More Likely To Give Birth Prematurely

Pregnant women who are obese or overweight are at a higher risk of giving birth prematurely, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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6 MAY 2015

Obesity Linked To Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior Via Brain Circuit

An investigation of the brain circuits behind compulsive behavior has surprisingly revealed they may be intimately linked to circuits that control obesity. The US researchers say the discovery offers new insights into the development and treatment of both compulsive behavior and eating disorders.

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1 MAY 2015

Even Mild Weight Loss May Lower Diabetes Risk in Obese Teens

Obese teens don’t need to lose large amounts of weight to lower their risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study.

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