obesity epidemic

New York bans oversized sugary drinks to fight obesity


September 14th, 2012 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 14 (IANS) New York City has passed the first US ban on large-size sodas and other sugary drinks sold in restaurants and other eateries in a measure ... Read more...

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Daily cup of coffee adds 4.5 kg to weight annually


August 21st, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A daily cup of latte coffee can add around 4.5 kg (10 pounds) to your weight a year, British experts have warned.The boom in high-street coffee ... Read more...

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Infants of obese mothers slow developers


August 7th, 2012 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) Pregnant women who are overweight or obese affect how their children grow up and develop, at least initially.A team led by a University of Iowa ... Read more...

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Environmental factors behind bulging waistlines


June 15th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Bulging waistlines may have more to do with collective behaviour than genetics or individual choices, according to a new study. The research team, led by City ... Read more...

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Babies born by caesarean more likely to be obese


May 24th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS) Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to become obese children than those delivered naturally, according to a media report Thursday.Researchers said the obesity epidemic ... Read more...

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Obesity epidemic behind rheumatoid arthritis


April 26th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Obesity epidemic may be linked with the rising incidence of rheumatoid arthritis, a painful condition which causes inflammation of the joints, especially among women, says a ... Read more...

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Chemicals in toys, tin cans fuel obesity


March 20th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 20 (IANS) Chemicals that mimic or interfere with the effect of hormones could be fuelling the obesity epidemic, warns a report.The chemicals, found in mobile phone cases and ... Read more...

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Large intestine bugs play spoilsport in slimming


December 22nd, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) Bugs in our large intestine may be slowing down the activity of brown or 'good fat' that quickly burns calories and keeps us slim. Sandrine P. ... Read more...

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Growing fat - via free market forces!


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Thanks to free market forces, fast food joints are mushrooming all over rich countries and promoting the obesity epidemic. "It's not by chance that countries with ... Read more...

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Seeds of obesity epidemic sown in babyhood


November 8th, 2011 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 8 (IANS) The growth charts that paediatricians use can predict a baby's probability of becoming obese later in life. A population-based study by the Children's Hospital Boston and ... Read more...

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Hormone pits fat against fat to reverse obesity


October 5th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 5 (IANS) A hormone that makes fat fight fat could be a novel way of battling the obesity epidemic.The hormone, called orexin, prevents obesity in mice by activating ... Read more...

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Some fatty acids can be beneficial too


October 2nd, 2011 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 2 (IANS) Excessive consumption of a fat-rich diet could be fuelling the obesity epidemic in the US and other parts of the world. But not all fats are ... Read more...

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Some video games seem to keep kids fit


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Interactive gaming can be a step in the right direction for overweight children, says a broad-based survey.The two-year study, conducted by The University of Auckland, is ... Read more...

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Computer games can help kids fight obesity


May 31st, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, May 31 (IANS) While parents usually worry over the negative influences of computer games on their children, scientists in New Zealand have found such games are actually beneficial for ... Read more...

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Blame sedentary jobs for piling on fat


May 30th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) The global obesity epidemic today may be linked to sedentary jobs, as they hardly involve any physical effort, says a study. Only one-fifth of private jobs ... Read more...

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Turning ‘bad’ fat into ‘good’ could help cure obesity


May 4th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study has suggested that the bad 'white' fat in the body can be transformed into brown fat to burn off calories and weight, paving the way ... Read more...

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Thin may get heavy if they socialise with obese


May 1st, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) Socialising with people heavier than yourself can make you put on weight, researchers claim. Scientists James Fowler and Nicholas Christakis examined 32 years of data collected ... Read more...

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Eating moderate quantity of red pepper can help curb appetite


April 26th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found that eating a moderate quantity of red pepper can help curb appetite.According to research from Purdue University, the peppers especially work for those who ... Read more...

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Queen’s underwear supplier unveils UK’s biggest bra - the 48N cup


April 2nd, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): With the female form expanding at such a rapid pace, now the Queen's underwear supplier has unveiled Britain's biggest bra, which is a 48N cup.Two years ago ... Read more...

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Losing a night’s rest burns 135 calories


March 12th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): US scientists have discovered that going without sleep for a night uses the same amount of energy as a two-mile walk.A study at Colorado's Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory ... Read more...

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Surgery can help obese teens lose weight, shows study


March 7th, 2011 - 10:49 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 7 (ANI): A new study has shown that bariatric surgery can result in significant weight loss in severely obese adolescents.'Bariatric surgery' refers to several different surgical procedures designed to assist ... Read more...

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Home temperature and sleep loss linked to obesity


February 25th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 25 (ANI): An Italian study has suggested that living in a cooler home and getting a decent night's sleep could help rein in the obesity epidemic.A research team, led by ... Read more...

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UK restaurants, company canteens to put calorie counts on their menus


February 19th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 19 (ANI): In a bid to fight the obesity epidemic, restaurants, fast food outlets and company canteens in the UK will be pressured to put calorie counts on their menus.The ... Read more...

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Diet Programs May Not Enable The Folks To Evade The Risk Of Diseases


January 28th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
January 28, 2011 (Pen Men at Work): Shedding weight is often advertized as a technique to enhance physical condition. Nevertheless, Australian canvassers have asserted that the weight-loss programs may not facilitate the ... Read more...

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Growing insecurity, stress in society leads to obesity epidemic


January 23rd, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that the obesity epidemic is substantially due to growing insecurity, stress, and a sense of powerlessness in societies where high-sugar and high-fat foods are increasingly ... Read more...

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‘Junk food firm, slimming group’ tie-ups ‘cashing in on obesity epidemic’


January 16th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 16 (ANI): Health experts have slammed partnerships between Nestle and Jenny Craig, McDonald's and Weight Watchers, and Domino's Pizza and the weight-loss show 'The Biggest Loser' for trying to make ... Read more...

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Obesity begins in babies as young as 9 months old: Study


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): If you think that children are part of the obesity epidemic, then here's something you should know.A new study has revealed that obesity can begin in babies as ... Read more...

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Kangaroo meat to help fight obesity epidemic in Australia


November 29th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 29 (ANI): An industry leader in Australia has said that kangaroo meat can help in fighting the obesity epidemic and that more homes should have it on their dinner table.Sharyn ... Read more...

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‘Obesity epidemic’ is grossly exaggerated, says expert


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) The so-called 'obesity epidemic' has been grossly exaggerated by both the media and the medical mainstream, according to an expert. Michael Gard at the Charles Sturt University, Australia, ... Read more...

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Fat people better at sniffing out food


November 17th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Fat people seem to have a finer sense of smell than others but only when it comes to food.It is thought that an extra-keen sense of smell makes ... Read more...

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Obese have a greater sense of smell for food: Study


November 16th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A new research has stated that overweight people have greater sense of smell for food.Researchers from the University of Portsmouth said that their findings may explain why it's ... Read more...

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Developing nations facing ‘obesity epidemic’


November 11th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A global policy group has called on the governments of developing nations to take comprehensive action to tackle the rising incidence of obesity.According to a new report ... Read more...

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‘Stop grazing, exercising and eat fatty foods’ to lose those pounds!


November 8th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 8 (ANI): Quit vegetables and fruits and exercising - that's the new mantra for losing weight, according to a nutritionist.Zoe Harcombe has said that everything that people thought was ... Read more...

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US Population To Have 42% Obese People In Future?


November 6th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has suggested that the residents of USA will keep growing obese till at least 42 percent of the US population becomes overweight. It ... Read more...

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How chefs can help combat obesity by creating reduced-calorie meals


November 6th, 2010 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): According to Penn State researchers, restaurants can help tackle the obesity epidemic by creating reduced-calorie meals.In the survey, 72 percent of the 432 respondents said they could trim ... Read more...

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