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7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity

7 ways to prevent and manage childhood obesity

World Obesity Day was established to promote practical solutions to end the global obesity crisis. Leading up to 11 October, a review of current evidence...
Why bariatric surgery could lead to long-term weight loss

Why bariatric surgery could lead to long-term weight loss

Following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), a type of bariatric surgery, many patients exhibit a reduction in taste preference for sweet and fatty foods. The is...

This gene could protect us from overweight and obesity

In a recent study, researchers have discovered a new function of the gene H19. They found this gene has a unique protective effect against overweight. It...
Why obesity could increase asthma risk

Why obesity could increase asthma risk

New research suggests that obesity changes how airway muscles function, increasing the risk of developing asthma. The study is published ahead of print in the...

7 things that help you lose weight smoothly

Losing body weight is not an easy task. Here are 7 tips that may help you achieve the goal. Combing healthy habits together Research suggests that safe...
Weight loss surgery may prevent chronic kidney disease and kidney failure

Weight loss surgery may prevent chronic kidney disease and kidney failure

Patients that underwent weight-loss surgery ran a significantly lower risk of developing severe chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, when compared to conventionally treated...

Why fasting and calorie restriction have anti-aging effects

A molecule produced during fasting or calorie restriction has anti-aging effects on the vascular system. It could reduce the occurrence and severity of human diseases...
Why a low energy diet may help you lose weight

Why a low energy diet can help you lose weight better

For people who want to lose weight, reducing calories in their diet is a major method. This can be done by eating less food, use...

Pear body shape is healthier than apple body shape

Whether we like it or not, everyone accumulates fat. For women, it usually accumulates around the hips, resulting in a pear-shaped look. In men, fat...

How leftovers could make you gain more weight

Leftovers may be throwing off your sense of how much you’ve actually eaten and how much you need to exercise, particularly as portion sizes—and...