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How A Powerful Obesity Gene Helped Samoans Conquer The South Pacific

Gizmodo Australia - ‎7 minutes ago‎
By studying the genomes of more than 5000 Samoans, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have uncovered a single gene that boosts a person's obesity risk by upwards of 40 per cent. Remarkably, this gene - which appears in a quarter of all ...

How Obesity Rates Around The World Have Ballooned

Huffington Post - ‎13 hours ago‎
Over the last 40 years, obesity rates around the world have ballooned. The average adult today is three times as likely to be obese as the average adult ...

Call for more research into antidepressants and obesity link

ABC Online - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
In a review paper published in the journal Translational Psychiatry, Professor Licinio and colleagues point to animal studies carried out by his team in recent years that suggest there is a link between obesity, high fat diets and prior exposure to ...
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Smartphone app Pokémon Go could be new solution to rising obesity levels and Type 2 diabetes

News-Medical.net - ‎5 hours ago‎
Leading diabetes researchers believe smartphone craze Pokémon Go could be an "innovative solution" to rising obesity levels and chronic disease. Millions of people around the world have started to play Pokémon Go, a virtual reality treasure hunt where ...

Fat state: When will Queensland wake up?

Courier Mail - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Walk into any Queensland shopping centre or workplace and on average, two in three (64 per cent) of adults and one in four children (26 per cent) will be obese or overweight. About 2.5 million people in this state are carrying too many kilos. One in ...
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Fathers can pass obesity onto children before birth, study finds

ABC Online - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
Obese fathers can pass on poor metabolic health to the next generations before they are even born, Sydney researchers have found.

Is proposed strategy on childhood obesity really 'pathetic'?

The Conversation UK - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
If the UK's obesity epidemic is not reversed, many people will endure avoidable illness and early death, at a huge cost to the NHS.

1 in 3 overweight and 1 in 7 obese in north east China (Jilin ...

EurekAlert (press release) - ‎9 hours ago‎
One in three people is overweight and one in seven is obese in Jilin Province, north east China, finds a large study, published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Could BPA exposure in the womb cause obesity?

Foodprocessing - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Research from the University of Melbourne has drawn a possible link between Bisphenol A (BPA) and later-life obesity. The study, headed by Dr Mark Green from the Faculty of Science, looked at the impact of environmentally relevant levels of BPA on ...
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Australia's First Modern Decline In Life Expectancy Due To Obesity

Huffington Post Australia - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
"Given the unprecedented population weight gain in Australia over the last 30 years, we can expect to see the number of cancers and cancer deaths related to obesity and overweight increase in the future unless we take action," Aranda said.
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Jamie's campaign to reduce obesity in kids

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
“You can't massage huge problems of ill health, obesity, diet-related disease and the costs that come off it - you need a fully holistic strategy that guarantees some change.
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Early bedtime for preschoolers may ward off teen obesity

GMA News - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
It's never too early to get kids into good sleep habits, and those habits might even protect against obesity later in life, a recent US study suggests.

Antibiotics Are Probably Not An Option To Combat Obesity | Jason ...

Huffington Post Canada - ‎11 hours ago‎
At first glance, obesity may appear to be an easy problem to resolve. After all, most people may believe the answer lies in eating fewer calories and exercising ...
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Kids early bedtime 'may reduce obesity'

9news.com.au - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Preschool children who go to bed by eight o'clock every night have half the risk of becoming obese as a teenager, a US study has found.
Early preschool bedtimes cut risk of obesity later on
'Go to bed!' Late preschool bedtimes increase obesity risk
Why Is Sleep Important? - NHLBI, NIH
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Why obese women have uncontrollable urge to eat, study reveals

The Indian Express - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Women with severe obesity often report an underlying drive to eat continually because their brain's reward centres continue to respond to food cues even after they have eaten and are no longer hungry, a study says.
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Anger after key plan to tackle childhood obesity delayed again

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Theresa May will delay publishing the Government's long awaited Childhood Obesity Strategy until the autumn, despite pleas from the head of the NHS to act to protect the most vulnerable children in society.
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Bariatric surgery is effective for obesity with Type 2 diabetes : Doc

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
Dr Manish Baijal, senior consultant, metabolic and bariatric surgery, said, “Obesity itself is a problem and related with others diseases such as high blood pressure, sugar and cardiac problems.

Obesity Three Times More Deadly For Men Than Women, Study Finds

CBS Local - ‎10 hours ago‎
KCBS_740 SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - Putting on the pounds could cut short your life, according to research, and the news is especially bad if you're a man.

Forget Trump. These folks came to the Republican convention to talk obesity

STAT - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Pharma giant Novo Nordisk cosponsored the “Rethink Obesity” panel here, and plans to cohost a similar event during the Democratic convention next week in Philadelphia.

Victorian students push school chairs aside in stand against obesity

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
STUDENTS across the state will ditch their school chairs and stand more to beat obesity. Cutting the time spent sitting by just 30 minutes a day has a big effect on health and academic results, Deakin University researchers have found.
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