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Traffic noise could increase the risk of obesity

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Long-term exposure to road traffic noise can increase the risk of obesity, according to research. The Barcelona Institute for Global Health study has been published in Environment International. The authors of this study wanted to find out whether new research would confirm the results of the few earlier studies that… Read more »

Think you’ve tried everything to battle obesity? This new discovery is for you

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If you are tired of trying every means to fight obesity, then this new discovery might help you to rethink. Cells in the brain that may help control the hunger impulse have been discovered in a development, which could lead to new treatments for obesity, reports the Independent. The research… Read more »

How to prevent obesity, eating disorders in teenagers

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Parents must focus on a healthy balanced lifestyle for their children instead of focussing on weight or dieting in order to prevent obesity and eating disorder among teenagers, say new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines were developed in response to growing concern about teenagers’ use of… Read more »

Ditch the artificial sweetener. It may increase risk of obesity and heart disease

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Artificial sweeteners are substitutes for sugar that provides a sweet taste like that of sugar while containing significantly less food energy. Previous research has found that consuming artificial sweeteners may up diabetes risk. Many believe that it helps you minimise your calorie intake, but it has also been proven that instead… Read more »

Childhood obesity may lead to hip disease, suggests research

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Obesity may put children at increased risk of hip disease, a condition that can cause life-long morbidity, suggests new research. Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease of adolescence. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain, and often leads to a hip replacement in… Read more »

Childhood obesity increases risk of hip disease in adolescence

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A new study has found that childhood obesity can increase risk of hip diseases in adolescence. Significant hip deformities affect around 1 in 500 children and Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE) is the most common hip disease in adolescents. The condition always requires surgery, can cause significant pain and often… Read more »

Our weekly wrap of key findings about obesity that you should know

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Obesity numbers have more than doubled in 73 countries and surged elsewhere around the world. In an earlier report by the New England Journal of Medicine, in 2015, excess weight affected close to 30% of the world’s population. That included a lmost 108 million children and more than 600 million… Read more »

Obesity May Put Women at the Risk of Developing Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Obesity has become a global health concern with more than 2.8 million people dying each year as a result of being obese or overweight, as per the World Health Organisation. Anything in excess causes complications and so is the case with your weight. Obesity or the abnormal and excessive fat accumulation can… Read more »