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Childhood obesity unevenly distributed in Norway

Overweight, obesity and abdominal obesity are distributed unevenly among children in Norway. Maternal education level, parental marital status and whether the child ...

Combatting childhood obesity from the age of two

A successful American initiative to tackle childhood obesity will be trialled in the UK, thanks to a new £431,495 research project targeting ...

More Intensive Interventions Needed to Combat Severe Obesity in Teens

New Rochelle, NY —Nearly 6% of all children and teens in the U.S. are severely obese, and the prevalence of severe obesity is increasing faster than that of moderate obesity or overweight. This is an alarming trend as about 90% of these youths will grow up to be obese adults. ... Full story

Lead linked to obesity in mice exposed by mothers

ANN ARBOR—When we think of ill effects from lead exposure various neurologic problems usually come to mind. Now researchers at the University of Michigan say another health impact can be added to the list: obesity. ... Full story

Education a key to tackling obesity

Opinion piece by Dr Barrie Gordon, senior lecturer in the School of Education at Victoria University of Wellington. ... Full story

Maury Nussbaum participates in study of effect of obesity in the workplace

BLACKSBURG, Va., – U.S. workplaces may need to consider innovative methods to prevent fatigue from developing in employees who are obese. Based on results from a new study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, workers who are obese may have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts. ... Full story

Clues to curbing obesity found in neuronal ‘sweet spot’

Preventing weight gain, obesity, and ultimately diabetes could be as simple as keeping a nuclear receptor from being activated in a small part of the brain, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers. ... Full story

To Combat Obesity among US Latina Immigrants, Cultural Food Patterns Must be Acknowledged, says NYU College of Nursing Research

Current qualitative studies on eating behavior do a poor job at differentiating Latino populations by country of origin ... Full story

Hope for the overweight

Neuherberg, Germany - The body has different types of adipose tissue that perform various metabolic tasks: white, beige and brown. For the first time, researchers at the Helmholtz Zentrum München and Harvard Medical School have successfully identified specific surface proteins that can help distinguish between the three types. This discovery makes it possible to develop new treatment options for adiposity*. The work has been published in Science Translational Medicine. ... Full story

Research finds more young men are obese than previously thought

Deakin University research has revealed that more young Australian men are likely to be obese than previously estimated. ... Full story

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