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`Carb breakdown` gene key player in obesity

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 20:02

Scientists have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme may be at higher risk of obesity.

Overweight teens don`t reap benefits of longevity gains as slim counterparts

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 11:45

A new study has found that people who were overweight as teenagers are not experiencing the same gains of today`s increased life expectancy rate like their slim counterparts.

Children with strict parents tend to be obese: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 18:18

A new study has found that your parenting style can have an impact on your child`s weight, and strict parents make their kid pack on the pounds.

Obesity epidemic in Europe fuelled by lack of exercise and high fat diet

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 00:20

Obesity epidemic is slowly taking over the world. The fast paced lifestyle and careless way of living has further pushed up this epidemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that lack of physical inactivity and diets high in fats, salts and sugars has led to obesity and overweight is becoming "the new norm" throughout Europe.

Training kids to pay less attention to food might help them eat less

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 17:30

In a new study researchers have reported using a single session of attention modification to decrease overeating in obese children.

Kids living near fast food outlets more likely to be obese

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 17:40

Parents, note! Your neighbourhood may determine whether your kids are overweight, a new study has found.

Being overweight can negatively affect memory, emotions and appetite

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 20:31

A new study has found that being overweight appears to be related to reduced levels of a molecule that reflects brain cell health in the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory, learning, and emotions, and likely also involved in appetite control.

How to find if your child will grow up to be overweight

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 15:31

Researchers, set up an interactive website to gather information about childhood predictors of adult body mass index (BMI) from the general public.

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