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Altering gut microbes to reduce effects of fatty food

We avoid overeating by our guts sending messages to our brain. However, high fat foods can disrupt this neural network, according to new research. This means high fat food is doubly bad because we may want to eat more of it.

Genetic link to obesity reported

Cambridge - Scientists have reported new research that suggests there is a genetic link to obesity — at least in some cases — based on recent studies using Labradors.

U.K. health services make a stand against obesity

One third of hospital trusts in the U.K. are refusing to treat people who are classified as obese for routine surgical procedures. Those classed as obese are told to come back when they have lost weight.

New study finds way of reducing the ‘sweet tooth’

Atlanta - Sugar carvings are one of the main reasons for the global rise in obesity. Researchers have been looking at new ways to reduce the craving for sugar and one potential means is through the use of bacterial cell fragments.

South Africans sweet on sugary drinks despite fat tax

Johanesburg - South Africa plans a new "fat tax" on sugary drinks to combat an obesity epidemic -- but sweet-toothed consumers say its chances are slim of making them cut down.

Possible cholesterol busting treatment derived from sugar

With the obesity crisis continuing at an unabated pace, the research for fat busting drugs continues. Such drugs are seen as an easier option, rightly or wrongly, to dietary changes and exercise. A type of sugar is a new candidate.

Waist size 'strongly predicts' heart disease risk: study

Miami - A study involving people with diabetes has shown that belly size is a stronger predictor of a dangerous kind of heart disease than body mass index, researchers said Saturday.

One in five adults may be obese by 2025: survey warns

Paris - One in five adults could be obese by 2025, said a major survey Friday that warned of a looming epidemic of "severe obesity" with significant health and economic costs.

Obesity and food waste — Is Italy becoming like the U.S.?

Italy approved a new law to fight food waste by providing economic incentives to companies who want to donate food. However, recent statistics are pointing out how the Italians' "love for good food" is waning, and bad dietary habits are on the rise.

Diet can influence colon cancer risk

Types of diet, especially those with a high fat content, may have a connection with increasing the risk of different types of cancer. A new study draws a new connection in relation to colon cancer.

Obese kids face blood pressure risk

A new study shows blood pressure rises as children become overweight, emphasizing a new dimension to the obesity health concern among young people.

One weight-loss tool you may or may not be able to stomach

With so many different methods for losing weight on the market today, many overweight people are still looking for a "miracle" that allows them to lose weight while eating normally. "AspireAssist" may be the answer.

Time to stop using BMI as a health measure?

The body mass index (or BMI) is a long established method for assessing whether someone is of the correct weight (and therefore healthy) or underweight or overweight (and thus unhealthy). But is BMI accurate and meaningful as regards health?

Inside the connection between bacterial toxins and obesity

Scientists have made a connection between bacteria that reside in the human gut (specifically toxic by-products) and obesity. The research adds to the body of work about the microbiome.

Do our brains become wired so we overeat?

Exeter - Tackling the rise in obesity cannot simply be met through health promotion and governments regulating for clearer food labeling. People’s bodies adapt to eating more and need to be "trained" to eat less.

Controlling fat movement in the body for better health

A protein that can transport fats around the body can affect protective processes in cells and affect life span, according to a new study.

The more weight you carry, the harder it is to slim

Cambridge - There could be a scientific basis to the perception that a heavier a person is then the harder it is for that person to lose weight. It all comes down to a simple protein.

Why loneliness might kill you sooner

Chicago - Being alone can be bad for your health, according to a new study. Here the impact on health is assessed as greater than that of obesity. However, has this really been proven?

Obese children showing signs of heart disease

The growing problem of childhood obesity has been well documented and several health initiatives are in place. These may need to be advanced following a review of symptoms of heart disease in children.

Supersized Kazakhs battle to drop pounds in hit TV show

Almaty - Gulmira Jumagulova, a 125-kilogramme (275-pound) contestant on a popular Kazakhstan fat camp reality show, is still haunted by the words of a boyfriend who dumped her mid-pregnancy."He told me 'I could never introduce you to my relatives.

Councils taking action on fast-food obesity

A number of councils in the U.K. are attempting to force fast food outlets to use more healthy ingredients in their cooking processes.

Health promotion 'at risk' due to U.K. government cuts

London - Eleven health groups have written to the U.K. government about a planned £200 million cut to the public health budget. They fear the main cuts will be directed towards health promotion and this will lead to a rise in lifestyle diseases.

British officials accused of hiding key sugar-health link data

London - Excess sugar is not good for you and it is linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes. But how much is bad? If there is new evidence, why not release it? If the government knows, why not tell the population?

Are Europeans too fat?

According to the World Health Organization, the average European is now overweight and this carries health implications.

Only one way to tackle obesity: Cut portion sizes

London - In might seem obvious but in the world of quick-fix miracle diets and must-eat / must-not-eat foods, obesity can be addressed by eating less high calorific foods. This is the outcome of a new research study.

Half of all Americans have diabetes or are pre-diabetic

About half of all Americans have either diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to a new study. Experts say there is some good news behind the grim statistics.

Call for tighter blood sugar control to avoid diabetes

London - A health body has called for tighter blood sugar guidelines in order to help those with diabetes manage the condition better as well as to improve the chances of detecting diabetes earlier. This applies to children and adults.

New health data released for Scotland with mixed messages

Edinburgh - Two contrasting reports have emerged about Scotland. One highlights a decline in smoking rates while the other highlights concerns about some of the people in the country, relative to others in the U.K.

What will the health of the U.K. population be like by 2040?

Making predictions can be fraught with difficulty; however, working out the main diseases and health threats helps governments to plan ahead. An interesting exercise has been undertaken in the U.K.

MIT, Harvard team uncover master switch that controls fat cells

A team of MIT and Harvard researchers found a genetic pathway that controls metabolism by prompting fat cells to store or burn fat, which may lead to the prevention or cure of obesity.
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