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New syndrome which causes obesity and intellectual disability identified

Syndrome has an effect on sthe hypothalamus that produce a hormone called oxytocin ...

Scientists pursue a diabetes drug that also fights obesity

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American Heart Association Statement on New WHO Report “Ending Childhood Obesity”

Reference: The Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity (ECHO) [http://www.who.int/end-childhood-obesity/final-report/en/] ... Full story

Do empty plates mean larger waists?

Researchers from the Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, studying the cognitive and social influences on appetitive behaviours have examined the link between plate-clearing and a person’s Body Mass Index (BMI). ... Full story

Epigenetic switch for obesity

Obesity can sometimes be shut down ... Full story

Link Found between Obesity and Blood Clots in Pediatric Patients

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have found an association between obesity and the formation of blood clots in the veins of children and adolescents. ... Full story

'My thighs are so fat!' Tracking fat talk through your smartphone

Seemingly harmless comments like ‘My thighs are huge’ or ‘I hate my calves’ are feeding the body image problems of many women. ... Full story

Deakin University research finds over eating alone explains the obesity epidemic in the United States

The rise in obesity in the United States since the 1970s was virtually all due to increased food intake, a Deakin University public health expert has revealed. ... Full story

Study by Bristol researchers to examine obesity treatment

Clinical researchers at the University of Bristol are studying treatment options for obesity, after a survey on behalf of National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) found more than four in 10 people in the West have noticed an increase in local obesity levels in the last five years. ... Full story

Taste buds lining up as the first line of defence against obesity

Training our taste buds to be more sensitive to the taste of fat could be key in the battle to curb the world’s growing obesity problem. ... Full story

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