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24/01/18 - Research
Location and obesity
A study by USC and the RAND Corporation suggests that people who move to an area with a high obesity rate are likely to become overweight or obese themselves. The researchers say this may be due, in...
24/01/18 - Research
PCOS and gut bacteria
Women who have a common hormone condition that contributes to infertility and metabolic problems tend to have less diverse gut bacteria than women who do not have the condition, according to a study...
23/01/18 - Research
Prescription labelling
Despite the US Congress providing incentives to drug manufacturers to encourage the study of medications in children, few approved drugs include safe dosing information for obese kids, according to...
24/01/18 - Research
Dietary fibre and obesity
Consumption of dietary fibre can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of ‘good’ bacteria in the colon, according to a study led by Georgia...
18/01/18 - Research
Weight changes
The human body undergoes dramatic changes during even short periods of weight gain and loss, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. They found that as...
22/03/18 - Research
Lack of vitamin D and MetS
There is a strong association between vitamin D deficiency and metabolic syndrome (MetS) in postmenopausal women, according to the results of a study by researchers from Brazil. Investigators at São...
22/03/18 - Research
Visceral fat promotes diabetes
Visceral or abdominal fat - more than any other type of body fat - raises the risk of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the Columbia University Irving...
19/03/18 - Research
Adolescent bariatric surgery
Only a small percentage of US teenagers and young adults with severe obesity undergo bariatric surgery, even though it is broadly considered the most effective long-term weight loss therapy,...

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