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More obesity among the less educated in rich countries

In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher ...

Soybean Oil Causes More Obesity Than Coconut Oil and Fructose

UC Riverside scientists found mice on high soybean oil diet showed increased levels of weight gain and diabetes compared to mice on ...

Community to drive local response to obesity prevention

A community-led approach to improve the long-term health of residents in the Yarriambiack Shire was launched in Warracknabeal today (Friday 17 July). ... Full story

Many overweight teenagers do not recognise they are too heavy

More than a third of overweight or obese teenagers don’t see themselves as being too heavy and think their weight is about right, according to a UCL study published today in the International Journal of Obesity. ... Full story

UC Davis study identifies tools, strategies for enhancing obesity prevention in rural communities

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Researchers at UC Davis have reviewed a successful telemedicine intervention against pediatric obesity to better understand what worked (or didn’t) and how similar programs can be improved. ... Full story

Obese teens in study less likely to use contraception

Obese adolescents who did use contraception were less likely to use it consistently than peers ... Full story

Tackling the ticking timebomb of obesity

The cost of diet-related disease threatens to bankrupt the NHS unless Wales follows Scotland's lead in ensuring the availability of good food for all, says a University expert on sustainable food ... Full story

Obesity, excess weight in U.S. continue upswing

Obesity and excess weight, and their negative impact on health, have become a significant focus for physicians and other health-care experts in recent years. ... Full story

Obesity : small intestine contributes to chronic inflammation

Obesity is caused by numerous and complex factors, some of which are as yet unsuspected. Scientists from the CNRS, INSERM, UPMC and Université Paris Descartes, working with research clinicians from Paris Public Hospitals (AP-HP) have now shown that severe obesity is accompanied by inflammation of the small intestine and enhanced immune response in that region. ... Full story

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