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UK sugary drink taxes may have prevented over 5,000 cases of obesity a year in year six girls alone

The introduction of the soft drinks industry levy—the 'sugary drinks tax'—in England was followed by a drop in the number of cases of obesity among older primary school children, according to Cambridge researchers. Taking ...


It's the trendy diet method, but does intermittent fasting really work?

Diet trends come and go, but intermittent fasting, a form of dieting based around periods of non-eating followed by periods of concentrated eating, has somehow endured.

Oncology & Cancer

Body mass index tied to multiple myeloma survival

Underweight and severe obesity are associated with decreased survival in patients with multiple myeloma (MM), according to a study published online Jan. 12 in the Blood Cancer Journal.

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Web-based applications can help people lose weight, study finds

Being obese and overweight can cause serious chronic diseases, which include type 2 diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, sleep apnea, osteoarthritis, and certain types of cancer. It has been proven that ...

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Those with an eating disorder may benefit from eHealth

Eating disorders develop gradually and it often takes a long time for people with an eating disorder to seek help and receive treatment. This "treatment gap" can be reduced with eHealth, Ph.D. candidate Pieter Rohrbach has ...

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Weightlifting your way to weight loss

Look at a bodybuilder who has bulked up with bulging muscles, and it might not seem that lifting weights can shed pounds. But first impressions can be deceiving.

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Weight loss and willpower

What does it take to make meaningful, lasting lifestyle changes? Some may argue it takes a fair amount of willpower to develop new habits, but a person can't rely on willpower alone. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Donald ...

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How much weight loss per month is safe?

So, after a month of holiday eating, your pants are too tight and you're desperate to lose the extra weight as quickly as possible, but how much can you lose in a month?


How sleep habits can affect weight

About one in three adults in the United States report routinely not getting enough sleep. Sleep insufficiency is associated with increased risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental health problems, injuries, loss ...

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Why food deprivation in childhood is linked to obesity

As energy prices rise and the cost of living goes up, it is estimated that there are 4 million children from poorer households who have limited or uncertain access to healthy food.

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New guidance: Use drugs, surgery early for obesity in kids

Children struggling with obesity should be evaluated and treated early and aggressively, including with medications for kids as young as 12 and surgery for those as young as 13, according to new guidelines released Monday.

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Research helps explain why obesity is more dangerous for men

A newly published study from York University sheds light on the biological underpinnings in sex differences in obesity-related disease, with researchers observing "striking" differences in the cells that build blood vessels ...


Why can't I lose weight?

You've cut back on your eating, started an exercise routine and just can't seem to lose weight. What's going on?

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Volumetrics again ranked as one of the nation's best diets

Each year, the Volumetrics plan has consistently been recommended when people have looked to U.S. News & World Report rankings for advice on diets to improve their health or manage their weight.

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Protein Grb10 offers a potential new approach for treating obesity

For many people, keeping a healthy body weight can be a challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among adults 20 years old and over, the prevalence of obesity is 42% in the U.S. Obesity-related ...

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Microprotein found to increase appetite in mice

Obesity and metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, are extremely common in the United States. Tiny proteins called microproteins have long been overlooked in research, but new evidence demonstrates that they have an important ...