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Childhood ADHD may raise later obesity risk for women

Reuters - ‎8 hours ago‎
More than 34 percent of people with childhood ADHD were obese after age 20 compared to 25 percent of those without ADHD, researchers found.

Mother of 12 fighting obesity by sharing health secrets

The Queensland Times - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Now she has decided to get together with a group of friends to tackle the city's obesity problem. After seeing research by the Heart Foundation which ranked Ipswich as the fourth most overweight community in the country, Lil Hogan decided to do ...
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Takeaways and alcohol 'causing pet obesity crisis' - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
To help fight the flab, it has again launched its Pet Fit Club competition and has invited owners of overweight and obese pets to take part.
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Obesity Coalition decries ad watchdog ruling on Patties Pies ad, despite being partly upheld

MuMbrella - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
The advertising watchdog has upheld a complaint about an ad for Patties Party Pies, which ran during the movie Frozen, on the Seven Network last November, but the complainant slammed the Board's decision not to rule that the ad was directed at children.

Surge in obesity and diabetes could be linked to food additives

New Scientist - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Ice cream lovers, look away now. Studies on a simulated human gut have added further evidence that emulsifiers, found in most processed foods, might be linked to obesity, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disorders. Emulsifiers are used to improve a food ...
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James cracknell: give children annual check to combat obesity

Daily Mail - ‎20 hours ago‎
Letters sent to parents of obese children were effectively "fat shaming" and could contribute to other physical and mental health illnesses such as anorexia, he said.

'Imitation' food labels could solve obesity epidemic: expert

ABC Online - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Introducing the word 'imitation' to the labels of highly processed food products could be the answer to solving the obesity epidemic, according to an American economist. Australia's obesity rate is larger than ever, with more than 63 per cent of adults ...
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Eating this one food could cut your risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes - ‎10 hours ago‎
The results are timely as rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes have significantly increased in the past few years. Researchers hope more knowledge about the impact of specific dietary fibres on people's health will result in stores keeping more food ...

Shrinking Into Obesity

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
"Wait a minute," I remonstrated, "How can that be? You told me only a few days ago that you rarely go clothes shopping since you are wearing the clothes you bought years ago, because you like them more than the clothes in the stores these days.
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Scientists say they've found a genetic 'switch' that could turn obesity on or off

ScienceAlert - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
There's still much that we don't understand about obesity and its underlying causes, but scientists in Germany say they've discovered a genetic 'switch' that could effectively turn obesity on or off. The new report is based on epigenetics research ...
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BMI tells an incomplete story of obesity

89.3 KPCC - ‎8 hours ago‎
Some are told they're obese when they're actually healthy, based on other factors. Others might be told they have a healthy weight, when they have underlying medical problems.
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'Metabolically Healthy' Obesity Linked to CKD

MedPage Today - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Overweight and obesity are associated with an increased incidence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) even in metabolically healthy young and middle-aged participants, according to a large prospective South Korean cohort study.

It's time to get Tassie into shape

The Mercury - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Obesity expert Professor Alison Venn, who took the reins of the medical research centre last month, has called on the State Government to consider initiatives such as a sugar tax and advertising bans if Tasmania is to avert a health catastrophe.

Introducing the word 'imitation' to processed food labels could end obesity epidemic: expert

ABC Online - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Australia's obesity rate is larger than ever - more than 63 per cent of Australians adults are now overweight or obese. That's despite highly detailed food labels and ingredients lists being available for consumers of packaged food. There's now an ...

Obesity Will Never Be Healthy, Study Shows

Youth Health Magzine - ‎18 hours ago‎
While there is no guarantee that being thin is already being fit, a new study reveals that it is highly more improbably to be fat and still be fit.

Tobira completes enrollment of ORION study for NAFLD, obesity

Healio - ‎12 hours ago‎
The ORION study will evaluate the treatment effects of CVC in 50 adults with obesity, prediabetes or diabetes and suspected NAFLD.

Obesity linked to poor outcomes in acute promyelocytic leukemia

Healio - ‎12 hours ago‎
Obesity appeared significantly associated with shorter DFS and OS among adult patients with acute promyelocytic leukemia, according to a pooled analysis of four clinical trials published in American Journal of Hematology.

Portland recognized for efforts to combat childhood obesity

Press Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
The city of Portland is getting national recognition for its efforts to prevent childhood obesity. Portland has won the most top awards among the 512 communities participating in a program for towns, cities and counties that is part of first lady ...
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Vacation Weight Gain Can Mean 'Creeping Obesi...

WebMD - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The results support the theory of "creeping obesity," in which adults gain small amounts of weight over a long period, increasing their risk of future health problems.

Lizard spit may be the new weapon against obesity

Daily Mail - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
A diabetes drug made from a chemical found in the spit of a venomous lizard may be the latest weapon in the battle against obesity. Byetta has been used in the US to treat type 2 diabetes since 2005. The active ingredient is derived from the saliva of ...