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Physical activity could help overweight women avoid heart diseases

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 13:00

Researchers have suggested that for otherwise healthy middle-aged women who are overweight or obese, physical activity may be their best option for avoiding heart disease.

Overweight kids do face social marginalisation

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 14:54

Besides health problems, overweight kids also face social marginalisation as they are more likely to be rejected as friends by peers who are of normal weight, a study indicates.

Secret to longevity revealed

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 16:01

A landmark study of thousands of members of a retirement community in Southern California is revealing factors that may contribute to living longer.

How high-fiber diets may help tackle weight woes

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 12:55

Researchers have identified an anti-appetite molecule called acetate that is naturally released when we digest fibre in the gut.

Weight loss surgery can help overweight people treat type 2 diabetes

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 22:10

Weightloss surgery or gastric banding can play a crucial role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes in people who are overweight. This information was a part of the research which was conducted by Monash University.

Why obese fathers tend to produce overweight daughters

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 22:11

A new study, conducted on mice, has shown that obese fathers tend to produce daughters that are heavier because of an epigenetically altered breast tissue.

New anti-diet book claims `being fat makes you healthier`

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 20:22

A recent study has shown that being fat may actually make you healthier and better able to fight off diseases than normal-weight counterparts.

Obese kids likelier to have slower cognitive function

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:35

Researchers have found that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have erred and correct it.

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