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Call for restaurants to display calories for all food items

London - Should every food item sold in every restaurant, cafe and cinema have the total calorie count value listed alongside side? This is the view of council leaders in Britain.

Medics call for sugar intake to be halved

London - Medical experts are recommending that, based on the typical sugar consumption, each person should be making at least a 50 percent reduction. This is to off-set the risk of obesity and associated ill-health effects.

Soaring obesity rates due to abundance of calorie-laden food

Rising obesity rates worldwide may be linked to the increasing availability of energy-dense foods within society according to a new study.

What mice tell us about the effects of jet lag Special

Boston - Practically every organism on Earth responds to time, a phenomenon called "circadian rhythms," which refers to the 24-hours regulated by our internal clocks.

Using yeasts to study human obesity

Researchers think that the study of yeasts can be particularly useful for gaining insights into human obesity. To explore this further, a biologist collaborated with a mathematician.

Parents who give children sugary drinks are ‘poisoning them’

London - A leading health official has opened a debate, and sparked controversy, by arguing that parents who give their children sugary drinks are "poisoning" them.

Here are the most and least obese states in the U.S.

America's collective waistline just expanded again. High obesity rates tend to coincide with higher-than-normal rates of other weight-related health problems.

Can hunger pangs be turned off?

Being able to control the sensation of hunger is one of the ideas considered to off-set the obesity epidemic. In a new study, scientists have found a brain function that controls feelings of hunger in mice.

Blocking an obesity-linked protein can stop fat forming

Blocking genes in mice to halt a protein linked with obesity prevents fat from forming, according to a new study. The focus was on preventing fat forming within the internal organs of the animals.

Obese kids face stigma, flunk school: European research

Prague - Obese children are far less likely to finish school than peers of normal weight, according to European research Thursday which also highlighted body image problems in kids as young as six.

Fat Ireland forecasts no surprise to obesity experts

Dublin - Ireland's growing weight problem is linked to a range of causes including generations of over-eating following historic poverty, experts said Thursday, after a study indicated it would become one of Europe's fattest nations.

Why is Europe so fat? Questions and Answers

Prague - World Health Organization research published Wednesday contends that Europe is getting fatter every year, and heading for an obesity crisis.

Obesity health issues continue past weight loss

A new study shows losing weight does not mitigate the effects of obesity on tumor development. This health warning relates to studies conducted in mice.

Fat injection could slim down obesity

Bejing - Following on from brown fat "good" and white fat "bad" studies, researchers have looked at transplanting brown fat to see if it avoids weight gain.

Being overweight leads to lower risk of dementia

In one of the most bizarre health related studies of the year so far, a research group have found that people who are overweight have a lower chance of developing dementia when older compared to people who are thinner.

Highly processed foods make up over 60% of our diet

Boston - What's in your grocery bags? You might be surprised to learn that on average, over 60 percent of the calories in products Americans buy in grocery stores comes from highly processed foods, according to a new study.

Will we soon see an anti-obesity drug?

Scientists have re-programmed bacteria to generate a molecule that can function as a hunger-suppressing lipid. So far, the molecule has proved successful in rodent studies.

Lack of sleep connected to obesity

London - Insufficient sleep during the week and catching up on rest at the weekends has been associated with obesity and Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.

Connection with bacteria found in sewage and weight gain

According to new research, a link was found between microbes identified in a city’s sewage treatment plants and the population’s obesity rate.

Common food additives promote obesity

Various food additives have been linked to ill health effects, including weight gain and obesity. This is because additives alter the composition of microbes in the gut.

Highly processed foods are linked to addictive eating

New research confirms what most people know: highly processed foods, including certain types of chocolate, pizza, burgers and French fries are among the most addictive and trigger an inclination to overeat.

Doubt cast on gut bacteria triggering obesity

San Jose - Some science studies indicate that the gut microbiome is the cause of obesity. However, one microbiologist is challenging this and says it is not so simple.

Time to spread butter again? Study questions historic advice

For several decades the fats associated with butter and cheese have been on a list of substances to consume in moderation. This original advice is not evidence-based, according to a new study.

Unexpected weight gain from a fecal transplant

Fecal transplants have received considerable coverage, they act as a means of transferring beneficial bacteria to people with anatomical concerns or infections (such as MRSA).) However, a new study has found an unusual side effect: obesity.

New medication increases metabolic rate in men for weight loss

A new study has found that an approved medication increases metabolic rate and also the activity of "healthier" brown fat in men.

Brain hormones affect fat and obesity

A new study has found how certain hormones, active in the brain, affect levels of fat (and types of "good" and "bad" fat). In turn, this influences levels of obesity.

FDA approves new weight loss drug for chronic obesity

The FDA has approved a new weight loss drug intended for those obese persons who have failed at other weight loss options. It says the drug is to be used along with a lower calorie intake and increased physical activity.

4 out of 10 cancers linked to lifestyle

South Mimms - A U.K. based cancer charity estimates that 4 out of 10 cancer cases could be avoided if people make alternative lifestyle choices.

Mistletoe could help combat liver disease

Mistletoe is not just for kissing under during Christmas. The berries from the tree could help combat obesity related liver disease, according to a new study.

EU court says obesity can be disability

Luxembourg - The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work.
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