Overweight & Obesity

Walking to school is not enough to prevent obesity

More children are overweight or obese nowadays because they don't get enough exercise, it is often claimed. One of the UK government's goals in the Childhood Obesity Plan is to increase the number of children who walk to ...

Overweight & Obesity

Less active infants had greater fat accumulation, study finds

Less physical activity for infants below one year of age may lead to more fat accumulation which in turn may predispose them to obesity later in life, suggests a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ...

Medications

FDA: Weight-control drug lorcaserin may raise cancer risk

The prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer, according to the results of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

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Physical exercise

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health. It is performed for many different reasons. These include strengthening muscles and the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance and for enjoyment. Frequent and regular physical exercise boosts the immune system, and helps prevent the "diseases of affluence" such as heart disease, cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and obesity. It also improves mental health and helps prevent depression. Childhood obesity is a growing global[citation needed] concern and physical exercise may help decrease the effects of childhood obesity in developed countries.

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