Obesity

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May 08, 2008
Fat accumulating around the hips may actually do some good to your health, as the latest research showed that it may protect against diabetes.

Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston discovered that subcutaneous fat in the hips and thighs areas may contribute to reduction of insulin levels and improvement of insulin sensitivity, which is important for regulation of blood sugar.

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Jan 06, 2010
An innovative device for weight loss is more effective at treating childhood obesity than common treatments, a new study shows.

Mandometer, a computerized scale developed by scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, helps you eat less and more slowly during meal.

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Sep 10, 2008
Pregnant women, who reduce the calories intake during pregnancy may actually have overweight children later in life, the new study says.

According to the findings, the weight problems may appear as a result of the imbalance in fat cells caused by the lack of food during pregnancy.

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Aug 12, 2008
A new study revealed that almost half of overweight people have normal blood pressure and cholesterol levels, while almost the same number of normal weight people has some of the heart problems associated with obesity.

The research shows that the association between weight and health risks should be reconsidered. In the nationwide study, 51 percent of overweight adults, or roughly 36 million people had normal levels of blood pressure, cholesterol, blood fats and blood sugar. Around one-third of adults or 20 million people suffering from obesity were found to be in this range, having none or only one of these levels abnormal.

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Mar 04, 2008
Breakfast is an important meal, helping you to stay fit especially if you are a teenager, scientists say.

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Jan 08, 2011
Nowadays, obesity is a serious health concern not only for adults, but for children as well. Tanita has released the body fat monitors that is aimed at measuring body fat specifically in kids.

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Jan 19, 2010
People, who spend most of their time sitting at the computer or TV, are at increased risk of numerous diseases, even if they are exercising regularly.

The research conducted by Swedish scientists at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, showed that one hour of sedentary time, spent on TV watching increases the risk of developing metabolic syndrome by 26 percent.

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Jun 29, 2009
The latest studies confirmed that junk food is addictive and now scientists want to find what makes burgers, chips and cola so hard to resist.

David Kessler, the leading food scientist and former head of the US Food and Drug Administration claims that modern food has a certain combination of fat, sugar and salt that activates "bliss" centers in our brain, making us eat more.

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Feb 05, 2010
If you want to lose weight easily, opt for high altitude location, a new study says.

German researchers studies how altitude affected weight loss without changing a person's activity level or diet.

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Dec 07, 2009
During childhood, healthy nutrition is especially important for physical and emotional development. What your child eats not only influences his growth, but also child's health in adulthood.

Unfortunately, fast food often becomes the first option for many school-age children.

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Sep 03, 2009
People, who get married, tend to gain more weight after a year of living together. Over several years of marriage, couples are twice as likely to put on extra weight, as are men and women, who are just dating, a new study suggests.

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Jul 25, 2009
Obese women are more likely to get pregnant while using birth control pills, a new study suggests.

Birth control pills work in a different way for women with extra weight if compared to normal-weight women.

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Jul 15, 2009
Most people, who went on a diet, gained their weight back within four to five years after initial weight loss. Others may gain even more weight than they had before weight loss. Why you cannot lose weight despite trying hard?

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May 08, 2009
Sleepless nights may not only up the risk of various health problems but contribute to weight gain, a new study reveals.

People having bad quality sleep ate 550 more calories if compared to those who did not suffer from insomnia.

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Jan 20, 2009
In spite of the fact that obesity puts you at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and many other health problems, many overweight people seem to be happier than their normal weight counterparts. The recent poll conducted by Weight Watchers company revealed that more than 60 percent of men and women, who thought they weighted too much felt happy in their relationships and more than half of all respondents were satisfied with their work. Besides, most respondents admitted they had unhealthy habits, but that didn't seem to bother them much.

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Dec 03, 2008
People suffering from depression are more inclined to accumulate fat in the abdominal area, which is associated with a number of health risks such as cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and others, study says.