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Weight stigma a daily experience for obese people

Overweight and obese people experience many more episodes of being stigmatised in their everyday lives than was realised, with most suffering almost ...

Obese Children Burdened by More than Weight

Study finds higher risk for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, hypertension and heart problems ...

Children with lower social skills at greater risk of obesity

Children with low social competence, or the skills and behaviors necessary to engage in appropriate and positive social interactions, are at an increased likelihood of obesity. ... Full story

Newly discovered hormone points to potential treatment for obesity, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease

ANN ARBOR—Researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered how a previously unknown hormone serves as a messenger from fat cells to the liver and are investigating the potential of developing a new treatment for metabolic disorders. ... Full story

Britain’s obese in denial about their weight

A majority of obese people in Britain would not describe themselves as “obese”, and many would not even describe themselves as “very overweight”, according to a Cancer Research UK study* published in BMJ Open (link is external). ... Full story

Obesity among American workers costs the nations billions in lost productivity

By Megan Orciari - Obesity is associated with significant increases in absenteeism among American workers and costs the nation over $8 billion per year in lost productivity, according to a study recently published by Yale’s Rudd Center researchers. The study suggests that the health consequences of obesity negatively impact the workforce, and in turn create a significant financial challenge for the nation as well as individual states. ... Full story

Britain's obese in denial about their weight

A majority of obese people in Britain would not describe themselves as “obese”, and many would not even describe themselves as “very overweight”, according to research by UCL and Cancer Research UK published in BMJ Open. ... Full story

Majority Of Obese Teens Already Obese Before Adolescence

Study investigates patterns of change in childhood obesity over time; data point to need for earlier interventions ... Full story

Toxic mix of fast-food outlets in inner city neighbourhoods fuelling diabetes and obesity epidemic

New study led by University of Leicester reveals that there is TWICE the number of fast-food outlets in inner city neighbourhoods with high density non-white ethnic minority groups and in socially deprived areas ... Full story

Overactive stress response in obesity

by Patricia Jumbo-Lucioni - Although obesity is recognized as major risk factor for insulin resistance, not all obese individuals develop this defect. ... Full story

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