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Copper, an obesity-tackling gold?

If you want to flush that stubborn fat away forever, then add copper-rich food to your diet as a team of scientists believes it boosts fat burning in the body. Though small amounts of copper are essential to health - oysters,

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For the first time, more than 4 in 10 US women are obese

The rate of obesity in women is also higher than in men across the world, although far lower overall than in the US.

New weapon in war against obesity

A team of scientists has uncovered a potential approach to combat obesity in those prone to weight gain.

Obesity can be predicted at six months of age: Study

Severe obesity can be predicted using a simple body mass index (BMI) measurement as early as six months of age, a new study has found.

Weight loss tips: Don’t skip breakfast if you want to remain active

Weight loss tips: Eating breakfast may not only make people, especially obese, lose weight but can also make them more physically active and reduce food intake later in the day, reveals a study.

Obese? Cut down on siting time to curb heart disease risk

If you are suffering from obesity, reducing the time spent on watching television or playing computer games may be as important as doing exercise to reduce the risk of diabetes and heart diseases, suggests research.

Obesity: Why it’s nearly impossible to shed those extra kilos

A new chart has been revealed that shows why it's nearly impossible to lose weight and keep it off. The study, analysing electronic health records of over 278,000 people living in England over a nine-year period, found that i

Slow chewing keeps childhood obesity at bay

The University of California study found that waiting 30 seconds in between bites of food allows children to realize they're no longer hungry before they overeat, preventing excessive weight gain.

Obesity is a poverty issue

A new study has found that poor children are three times more likely to be obese than the rich kids, suggesting that obesity and poverty go hand in hand.

Obesity, diabetes literally ‘bad to the bone’

A team of researchers has identified that bone in a "big boned" diabetic is weaker. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to several health issues, including an increased risk of bone fractures.

Overweight men also face job discrimination

A new study has revealed that overweight men are just as likely as overweight women to experience interpersonal discrimination when applying for a job.

Junk diet makes you fat in just seven days

A new study has revealed that a junk food diet can damage your body in just a single week.

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will bloat you!

Your vocabulary may be making you fat, according to a new study. The research, conducted by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and The Obesity Society, claims to have found that hearing certain words mak

Fitness and obesity: Even the normal-weight should watch that apple shape

Fitness and obesity: A pot belly can be a bad thing - even if a person is not considered overweight. New research suggests normal-weight Americans who carry their fat at their waistlines may be at higher risk of death over th

It’s you, not junk food

Candy, soda and fast food, which are often painted as the prime culprits in the national discussion of obesity, are not making Americans fat, according to a new study.

Weight loss apps not enough to fight obesity

According to a recent study, a cell phone app that tracks exercise, calories and weight loss goals is not enough to create meaningful weight loss in young adults.

Spend 25% of day standing to cut obesity risk

A new study has found a simple way to reduce the obesity risk. All you have to do is spend at least one-quarter of the day standing.

Obesity: Like master, like dog

Are you chubby? Then the chances are your puppy is chubby too as a recent study has revealed that fat people are more likely to have fat pooches.

Gut bacteria making you obese, diabetic

You may want to blame your gut bacteria for those extra kilos and diabetes as a recent study has revealed that an excess of bacteria in the gut can change the way the liver processes fat and could lead to the development of m

Gene linked to obesity in kids, adults found

Researchers linked a single gene variation to obesity in children and adults. A single variation in the gene for brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) may influence obesity in children and adults...

‘Biological sensor’ can help ward off obesity, diabetes

A team of researchers has found that sensor protein could help fight against obesity and diabetes.

Sit-stand desks at work can help fight obesity

Scientists have found a simple way for office workers to burn extra calories and avoid the perils of sitting all day: stand and type.

Late bedtimes could lead to weight gain

Teenagers and adults who go to sleep late on weeknights are more likely to gain weight than their peers who hit the hay earlier, according to a new study.

Obese kids may show signs of heart disease, diabetes

A new study has revealed that children suffering from severe obesity may be at a higher risk for heart disease and diabetes.

More fruits, non-starchy veggies can help you shed those extra kilos

You may want to start eating more fruits and non-starchy vegetables as a new study has associated them with less weight gain.

High fat diet leads to overeating because of faulty brain signaling

Researchers have revealed that a high fat diet leads to overeating because of faulty brain signaling.

GenY needs to exercise more and eat less to avoid obesity

Researchers have revealed that the current generation, which took birth between the 80s and the 90, needs to eat less and exercise more to avoid obesity

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