Health

"Sugar is the new tobacco," says expert

Professor Simon Capewell, from the University of Liverpool's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society is part of a campaign, `Action on Sugar', aimed at reducing the amount of added sugar in food and soft drinks to help ...

Overweight & Obesity

More evidence that 'healthy obesity' may be a myth

The term "healthy obesity" has gained traction over the past 15 years, but scientists have recently questioned its very existence. A study published August 18 in Cell Reports provides further evidence against the notion of ...

Genetics

Researchers find new mutation in the leptin gene

The global obesity epidemic is so far-reaching it now has an overarching name: globesity. Texas Biomed Staff Scientist Raul Bastarrachea, M.D., is part of a team that discovered a new mutation in the gene that regulates the ...

Overweight & Obesity

One-third of US adults are obese, CDC says

(HealthDay)—The adult obesity rate in the United States remains as high as ever, with one in three Americans carrying unhealthy amounts of weight, according to a new federal report.

Diabetes

Expert discusses WHO warning on diabetes' 'unrelenting march'

As the World Health Organization warns of an 'unrelenting march of diabetes' with 422 million cases in 2014, an expert from The University of Manchester has reacted to the problem and suggests some ways to address the obesity ...

Diabetes

Thin people get diabetes too

Pointing the finger at fat as the major or sole contributor to contracting type 2 diabetes is misleading and wrongly promotes the idea that the condition is entirely self-induced, research at Flinders University has found.

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