Overweight & Obesity

Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic

Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America's obesity crisis.

Overweight & Obesity

Individual, societal changes needed to combat obesity

Fighting the obesity epidemic in the U.S. will require changes at both the individual and societal level, according to a review paper published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This paper is part ...

Medical research

Manipulating a type of brain cell gets weight loss results in mice

A new study has found something remarkable: the activation of a particular type of immune cell in the brain can, on its own, lead to obesity in mice. This striking result provides the strongest demonstration yet that brain ...

Health

Government's childhood obesity plan flawed

The Government's childhood obesity plan is based on outdated evidence, shows the Government values corporate profit over public good and is unlikely to solve the New Zealand obesity crisis, according to a new critique.

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