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  • Oversized meals have been shown to be a factor in obesity

    Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP—São Paulo Research Foundation.

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  • Kids, Soda, and Obesity

    At a time when more kids are overweight and obese than ever, why are soft drinks more popular than ever?

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  • Children exposed to air pollution at school may be at greater risk of overweight and obesity

    Exposure to air pollution, particularly at school, could be associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity during childhood. This is the conclusion of a study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa", performed with 2,660 children between 7 and 10 years of age from 39 schools in Barcelona.

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  • Obesity and Heart Disease

    Want to know your vulnerability to heart disease? Like it or not, one of the best ways to know is to get on the scale. If you're unhappy with what the scale tells you, you're not alone. Despite our national obsession with thinness, Americans are heavier and less active than ever before.

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  • Better Baby Sleep: Lower Obesity

    A well rested baby is a happy baby. Good sleep also promotes growth, heart health, boosted learning, and longer attention span. Now, new research is showing sleep education is more important than ever.

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  • Gene mutation slows metabolism lowering diabetes and obesity risk

    Researchers at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital have discovered a gene mutation that slows the metabolism of sugar in the gut, giving people who have the mutation a distinct advantage over those who do not. Those with the mutation have a lower risk of diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and even death.

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  • Women with obesity linked with increased risk of early-onset CRC

    For many young children who are obese, the future might not be as grim as previously thought, a University of Michigan study suggests.

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  • Obese kids: Not all hope is lost

    For many young children who are obese, the future might not be as grim as previously thought, a University of Michigan study suggests.

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  • How can you avoid regaining those lost kilos?

    In a new study, we, together with scientists from Hvidovre Hospital in Denmark, explored the factors behind successful weight loss maintenance.

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  • Mindset during meal planning changes food choices and brain responses to food

    A simple instruction to change your thinking as mealtime approaches can help cut calories, according to new research. By encouraging study participants to concentrate on different types of information when planning their meal, the experimenters saw portion sizes shift.

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