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Strong evidence supports the association between obesity and some major types...

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the prevalence of obesity has more than doubled over the past 40 years. Image credit:...

Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity

People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity. Image credit:Marjan Lazarevski People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone...

Child obesity ’35-40 percent’ inherited from parents, study finds

For the most obese children, around 30-40% of their tendency towards obesity is determined by genetics and family environment, a new study says.Image Credit:Flickr/Thomas...

Mediterranean diet may decrease pain associated with obesity

Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, a new study says.Image Credit:Flickr/mmtzphoto Eating a Mediterranean diet could...

Study uncovers gene that may strongly influence obesity

A University of Toronto (U of T) study on fruit flies has uncovered a gene that could play a key role in obesity in...

Study provides new evidence that exercise is not key to weight...

study results indicate that physical activity will not protect you from gaining weight. Image credit: Flickr/Sarah An international study led by Loyola University Chicago is...

Older adults with obesity less responsive to memory training than those...

Researchers found that memory training provided only one-third the benefit to older adults with obesity than the benefit it provided to older adults without...

Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat

Chart shows the estimated percentages and numbers of overfat (in red) and underfat (in blue) adults and children worldwide (based on 2014 world population...

Genetics link sleep disturbance with restless legs syndrome, schizophrenia and obesity

A team of American and British scientists have for the first time discovered genetic connections between sleep disturbance and a range of medical disorders...

‘Western’ Maternal Diet Appears to Raise Obesity Risk in Offspring

Image Credit:Flickr/Frédérique Voisin-Demery Diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese, according to a new study using animal models at...

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