Blaming genes for failing to lose weight may no longer be an excuse – in fact, genetic predisposition for obesity actually could magnify diet-based weight loss efforts, according to new research in The BMJ.
The impact of obesity on cancer rates across the world – and how many cases could have been prevented – is made clear with an online data tool, launched by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) last month.
Mothers’ use of nutritional labels has some impact on the likelihood of their children being obese, indicates a study from Taiwan, but it is not enough to tackle the problem alone and more policy measures are needed.
Obesity could impact brain tissue and play a role in the onset of
dementia in older women, say researchers in the US, adding a new
study to the growing body of science that suggests this physical
condition can be detrimental to overall...
Taking a daily chitosan supplement had little effect on weight loss
in a new study on obese volunteers, a finding that challenges
previous research showing that the fibre could help people lose
Dieting and over-eating - two potent issues at the heart of today's
health driven society. One slice of the population - women - is
particularly bombarded by images of the ideal weight. But exactly
how much energy do they actually...
As western nations draw up strategies to combat the growing number
of starving people in the developing world - currently standing at
a staggering 800 million and growing - a British based group warns
this week that, at the other...
The relationship between obesity and stroke risk is still unclear.
US researchers claim this week that waist-to-hip ratio, independent
of body mass index (BMI), may be a better predictor of stroke risk.