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Obesity poses serious health risks for moms and their babies

'Eating for two' no longer holds weight ...

Obesity genes identified by worldwide research team

A massive worldwide analysis of genetic data from almost 340,000 people around the world has brought understanding of the genetic basis of ...

Too many food choices exacerbate the battle against obesity, researchers find

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Some scientists say that when mothers eat poorly during pregnancy, they pass along traits to their children that make them more likely to have poor diets and have related health problems. ... Full story

Largest ever genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity

Findings help explain why some people are more likely than others to gain weight and develop obesity-related conditions ... Full story

Largest ever genome-wide study on body fat and BMI strengthen genetic links to obesity

UNC researchers led by Karen Mohlke, PhD, and Kari North, PhD, including a consortium of researchers, find 89 new genetic locations that will help scientists pinpoint genes that play roles in different obesity traits. ... Full story

Largest ever genome-wide study strengthens genetic link to obesity (VIDEO)

Findings help explain why some are more likely than others to gain weight and develop obesity-related diseases ... Full story

The most effective surgical procedure for extreme obesity should be used with caution

Based on five-year follow-up of patients in a randomized clinical trial, researchers have concluded that gastric bypass is the preferred treatment for extreme obesity. This is despite the fact that it is not as effective in reducing body weight as the so-called duodenal switch. ... Full story

Researchers Identify Peptide that Reduces Urge to Eat

(Boston)—Researchers have identified a peptide and hormone that when administered to a specific area of the brain may reduce the desire for food. The study, which appears in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, may one day lead to medications that treat obesity and binge eating disorders. ... Full story

The AFL and junk food – it’s not just obesity we need to worry about

Deakin University Associate Professor Felice Jacka warns that obesity is not the only health issue at play in the AFL's decision to partner with McDonald's. ... Full story

Bariatric Surgery May Reduce Life Expectancy For Super Obese Diabetics

CINCINNATI—Bariatric surgery improves life expectancy for many obese diabetic patients, but it may cut life expectancy for patients who are super obese with very high body mass indexes, according to a University of Cincinnati researcher. ... Full story

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