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Alternating diet between high fat, balanced may help control obesity, study finds

Researchers at the University of Georgia's College of Pharmacy have discovered that alternating between a high fat and a more nutritionally balanced ...

No link between eating dinner after 8pm and obesity in children

Researchers at King’s College London have found no significant link between eating the evening meal after 8pm and excess weight in children, ...

CDC Study Looks at Link Between Age at First Solid Foods and Later Child Obesity

New Rochelle, NY —Does the timing of introducing solid foods to the infant diet affect a child’s risk of being obese by 6 years of age? A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) analyzed data on infant feeding practices, with a 6-year follow-up to determine obesity, and also explored the potential impact of breast versus formula feeding. ... Full story

Why is there a social divide in child obesity rates?

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have identified important early life factors that contribute to childhood obesity rates being different for children from different socio-economic backgrounds. ... Full story

Sticky molecules to tackle obesity and diabetes

Okayama University researchers report that the overexpression of an adhesion molecule found on the surface of fat cells appears to protect mice from developing obesity and diabetes. The findings, published in the journal Diabetes, March 2016, may fuel the development of new therapies targeting these diseases. ... Full story

Study identifies weight discrimination in the workplace

A Sheffield Hallam University study has found that obese men and women are less likely to be employed because of their weight. ... Full story

Fat-fighting nanoparticles

New drug-delivery approach holds potential for treating obesity. ... Full story

Next generation must learn lessons of obesity epidemic

The third Big Question event focused on finding an answer to the obesity epidemic ... Full story

New drug promising in the prevention of obesity

A new drug derived from a chemical found in olive oil appears to reduce the adverse effects of a high fat diet. ... Full story

Despite Efforts, Childhood Obesity Remains on the Rise

By Duke Medicine News and Communications ... Full story

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