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'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.


Nuts could be the next best thing when it comes to weight loss, research suggests

New research from the University of South Australia shows that including nuts in calorie-controlled weight loss diets does not hinder weight loss, and instead may have the opposite effect. The work is published in the journal ...

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 ...

Overweight & Obesity

Not eating can hinder weight loss, study in fruit flies suggests

In behavioral experiments using the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster, a research team at the University of Cologne's Institute of Zoology studied the control of food intake in the brain. Similar to humans, molecules similar ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Binge-eating disorder not as transient as previously thought

Binge-eating disorder is the most prevalent eating disorder in the United States, but previous studies have presented conflicting views of the disorder's duration and the likelihood of relapse. A new five-year study led by ...

Overweight & Obesity

New study shows abdominal obesity and muscle weakness in 8-year-olds

The harmful combination of abdominal obesity and reduced muscle strength, also known as sarcopenic obesity, is already present in primary school children. This is shown by a new study among eight-year-olds, conducted at Karolinska ...


Wegovy could be treating more than obesity

A new analysis found that the profound benefits of Novo Nordisk's obesity drug Wegovy for people at risk of heart attacks or strokes don't depend on the number of the scale—cardiovascular health improves whether people ...

Overweight & Obesity

Low-income teens at higher risk of obesity: WHO

Teens from less affluent families in Europe are at greater risk of obesity, inactivity and poor diet, which are risk factors for cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes, the WHO said Thursday.


Video: Does intermittent fasting increase heart disease risk?

For years, people have used intermittent fasting to lose unwanted pounds, while others fast for religious reasons. The popular diet trend is generally safe, but some studies suggest that time-restricted eating could cause ...