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Team discovers why people who lack a specific blood group are genetically predisposed to be overweight or obese

A team of international researchers, led by the University of Exeter, has discovered that people with a genetic variant that disables the SMIM1 gene have higher body weight because they expend less energy when at rest.

Overweight & Obesity

'Deeply worrying' rise in child obesity in England: Report

Obesity in 10- and 11-year-olds in England has risen 30 percent since 2006, part of a far-reaching decline in children's health since the start of the century, said a report published Wednesday.

Overweight & Obesity

Study: Physical activity in the evening lowers blood sugar levels

New research reveals that moderate to vigorous physical activity in the evening for sedentary adults with overweight and obesity is most beneficial in lowering daily blood sugar levels, according to a study titled "Impact ...