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Diabetes and Dangerous Belly Fat

Diabetes Awareness Month 2016 You're more likely to develop type 2 diabetes if you're overweight or obese with a...

Myth or Fact: A fat child is a healthy child

Childhood obesity is a matter of concern in both developed and developing countries, differing perhaps in degrees, and...

Hope in the battle against bulging waistlines

More than 2.1 billion people, or nearly 30% of the global population, are overweight or obese. Excess weight leads to...

Imaging Willpower: Using Brain Scans to Explore Obesity

For some people, the smell of good food can trigger a feeding frenzy. But others find it much easier to resist such...

Simple lifestyle interventions during pregnancy can prevent children from becoming obese

In a study that followed more than 2,200 obese women during pregnancy, scientists found that some simple interventions...

70% of obese children had at least one CardioVascular Disease risk factor and 39% had two or more

Childhood obesity can have a harmful effect on the body in a variety of ways. Obese children are more likely to have...

Neighbourhoods That Encourage Walking Reduce Obesity and Diabetes

People who live in neighborhoods that are conducive to walking experienced a substantially lower rate of obesity,...