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Gene changes can reduce basal metabolic rate – how the body burns calories, and thereby cause severe obesity, revealed by researchers from the University of Cambridge, UK. Researchers believe…

Health problems linked to obesity, like heart disease and diabetes, could skip an entire generation. Researchers have found that the offspring of obese mothers may be spared health problems…


Giving dietary and exercise advice simultaneously produces better results than focusing on 1 behavior change at a time for obese people, said researchers from the Stanford School of Medicine…


Modest financial incentives offered over an extended period of time were significantly more likely to encourage sustained participation in a weight-loss program and long-term maintenance of weight loss than…


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Qsymia (phentermine and topiramate extended-release) as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise for chronic weight management. BMI and…


Belviq (lorcaserin hydrochloride) is approved as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, for chronic weight management. This obesity drug is approved by US FDA for use in…


In an update to its 2003 recommendation statement on screening for obesity in adults, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all adult patients for obesity. Screening…


The world population is over seven billion and all of these people need feeding. However, the energy requirement of a species depends not only on numbers but on its…


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans to implement a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts….


Simply ejecting your rear from the couch means your hand will spend less time digging into a bag of chocolate chip cookies. That is the simple but profound finding…

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