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Abdominal fat could be used to predict disease risk

ABDOMINAL FAT COULD BE USED TO PREDICT DISEASE RISK

Researchers from Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea have developed a new technique to assess the health risks posed by abdominal...

New research shows that prebiotics can combat the epidemic of childhood obesity

NEW RESEARCH SHOWS THAT PREBIOTICS CAN COMBAT THE EPIDEMIC OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY

According to a radical new study, the solution to childhood obesity could lie in a prebiotic supplement. Specifically, a prebiotic...

 
 
 
Global obesity now affecting 2 BILLION people as processed junk food causes global epidemic

GLOBAL OBESITY NOW AFFECTING 2 BILLION PEOPLE AS PROCESSED JUNK FOOD CAUSES GLOBAL EPIDEMIC

There is an alarming rate of people - both children and adults - who are succumbing to health problems caused by obesity, according...

5 Tips For Keeping Your Dog In Great Shape

5 TIPS FOR KEEPING YOUR DOG IN GREAT SHAPE

Whether your dog is bubbling over with energy or prefers to snooze on the couch all day, staying in shape is an important part of their...

 
 
 
Formerly A Breeding Machine, This Obese Dog Transformed Into A Fit Beauty

FORMERLY A BREEDING MACHINE, THIS OBESE DOG TRANSFORMED INTO A FIT BEAUTY

Every week, iHeartDogs will feature a new rescue dog in need of a loving forever home. These amazing animals remind us that homeless...

Being Overweight While Pregnant Increases Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Says

BEING OVERWEIGHT WHILE PREGNANT INCREASES RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS, STUDY SAYS

Babies born to women who are overweight or obese face a greater risk of major congenital malformations such as heart defects, according...

 
 
 
'Gender bending' chemical BPA still 40% of canned foods 

'GENDER BENDING' CHEMICAL BPA STILL 40% OF CANNED FOODS 

Forty percent of canned foods still contain BPA, a 'gender bending' chemical, according to a new US study. The toxin has been linked...

Obese people are 18% less likely to develop Parkinson's

OBESE PEOPLE ARE 18% LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP PARKINSON'S

Researchers from University College London warn that the health risks of being obese, such as developing heart disease, may outweigh...

 
 
 
Could an anti-obesity jab be on the horizon?

COULD AN ANTI-OBESITY JAB BE ON THE HORIZON?

British experts said they found a way to influence appetite by targeting thyroid receptors in the brain. Mice were used in the study...

Obesity rising in nations rich and poor, especially in kids

OBESITY RISING IN NATIONS RICH AND POOR, ESPECIALLY IN KIDS

NEW YORK: The global obesity problem now affects 1 in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many...

 
 
 
Rising Obesity Now Affects 1 In 10 People Worldwide, Fueling Illness, Death

RISING OBESITY NOW AFFECTS 1 IN 10 PEOPLE WORLDWIDE, FUELING ILLNESS, DEATH

Obesity is a “rising pandemic” afflicting one in 10 people around the world, causing health problems and premature deaths, according...

Being obese INCREASES lifespan for diabetics, study claims

BEING OBESE INCREASES LIFESPAN FOR DIABETICS, STUDY CLAIMS

A new Chinese study claims overweight type 2 diabetics have an 18 percent reduced risk of early death compared to diabetics of a normal...

 
 
 
Prebiotic may lower body fat in obese children

PREBIOTIC MAY LOWER BODY FAT IN OBESE CHILDREN

Consuming oligofructose-enriched inulin alters gut microbiota, reducing body fat in overweight or obese children, according to a new...

The Obesity-Mortality Paradox Re-visited

THE OBESITY-MORTALITY PARADOX RE-VISITED

Obesity may be associated with reduced mortality in elderly diabetes patients, but not in younger diabetics, suggests a study.

 
 
 
Breastfeeding For Less Than 6 Months Increases Risk of Fatty Liver Disease

BREASTFEEDING FOR LESS THAN 6 MONTHS INCREASES RISK OF FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Maternal obesity and breastfeeding infants for less than 6 months and starting formula milk have a greater risk of nonalcoholic fatty...

6 fast facts about obesity in the U.S

6 FAST FACTS ABOUT OBESITY IN THE U.S

The annual medical costs for obesity in the United States is $147 million annually.

 
 
 
Complications of Shoulder Joint Replacement Surgery Common in Obese Adults

COMPLICATIONS OF SHOULDER JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY COMMON IN OBESE ADULTS

The risk of superficial wound infection increased by nine percent for each one-unit increase in BMI in obese patients who underwent...

Why stomach balloons are the future of healthcare

WHY STOMACH BALLOONS ARE THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

These balloons help people eat less and feel full faster and most importantly, do not involve going under the knife. The birth of the...

 
 
 
1 in 5 Weight-Loss Surgery Patients Using Opioids Years Later

1 IN 5 WEIGHT-LOSS SURGERY PATIENTS USING OPIOIDS YEARS LATER

Though procedure relieves obesity-related pain, it doesn't erase the need for painkillers, researchers report Related MedlinePlus...

The secret, hidden pricetag on your cola bottle

THE SECRET, HIDDEN PRICETAG ON YOUR COLA BOTTLE

The line at the convenience store is three people deep. Standing in front of me is a 40-something man with a bottle of cola and a newspaper....