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07

Jul

Obesity linked to kids’ knowledge of food brandsNew study finds that the more kids are able to identify fast-food logos and packaged food brands, the more likely they are to be obese.

Obesity linked to kids’ knowledge of food brands
New study finds that the more kids are able to identify fast-food logos and packaged food brands, the more likely they are to be obese.

21

Dec

Can you ‘catch’ obesity from a head cold?A particular virus seems to promote weight gain, but it also lowers cholesterol, meaning it could prove valuable in development treatments for high cholesterol.

Can you ‘catch’ obesity from a head cold?
A particular virus seems to promote weight gain, but it also lowers cholesterol, meaning it could prove valuable in development treatments for high cholesterol.

31

Oct

Fargo woman will hand out ‘Your Child is Fat’ letters on HalloweenA North Dakota radio station interviews a woman named Cheryl who thinks it’s irresponsible for parents to let overweight kids trick-or-treat.

Fargo woman will hand out ‘Your Child is Fat’ letters on Halloween
A North Dakota radio station interviews a woman named Cheryl who thinks it’s irresponsible for parents to let overweight kids trick-or-treat.

16

Oct

Oreo cookies may be as addictive as cocaine, study findsResearchers looking at the obesity epidemic found that Oreos elicited the same behavior as cocaine and morphine in rats.

Oreo cookies may be as addictive as cocaine, study finds
Researchers looking at the obesity epidemic found that Oreos elicited the same behavior as cocaine and morphine in rats.

06

Sep

Gut bacteria may play a role in obesityMice that received a gut bacteria transplant from an obese person saw an increase in weight and changes in their metabolisms.

Gut bacteria may play a role in obesity
Mice that received a gut bacteria transplant from an obese person saw an increase in weight and changes in their metabolisms.

13

Aug

New Zealand threatens to deport obese chefA 50-year-old, 286-pound South African man working as a chef in New Zealand faces deportation because he is obese, according to reports. Albert Buitenhuis has lived in New Zealand for six years. He has lost more than 60 pounds and lowered his blood pressure since he entered the country, but New Zealand authorities now say they may not renew his work visa because he could pose too big a cost to the country’s healthcare system, which is free to all permanent residents.Read more.

New Zealand threatens to deport obese chef
A 50-year-old, 286-pound South African man working as a chef in New Zealand faces deportation because he is obese, according to reports.
 
Albert Buitenhuis has lived in New Zealand for six years. He has lost more than 60 pounds and lowered his blood pressure since he entered the country, but New Zealand authorities now say they may not renew his work visa because he could pose too big a cost to the country’s healthcare system, which is free to all permanent residents.
Read more.

31

Jul

Weight discrimination may lead to more weight gainPeople who experience weight discrimination are more likely to develop unhealthy behaviors as coping strategies, including binge eating and avoiding physical activity.

Weight discrimination may lead to more weight gain
People who experience weight discrimination are more likely to develop unhealthy behaviors as coping strategies, including binge eating and avoiding physical activity.

19

Jun

Obesity: It’s officially a diseaseThe nation’s largest physician group officially recognizes obesity as a ‘disease’ instead of a ‘disorder.’ Here’s what the name change will mean at the doctor’s office.

Obesity: It’s officially a disease
The nation’s largest physician group officially recognizes obesity as a ‘disease’ instead of a ‘disorder.’ Here’s what the name change will mean at the doctor’s office.

28

Apr

Can we battle obesity with brain implants?
The device would target the reward center of the brain in an effort to discourage the pleasures associated with overeating.

Can we battle obesity with brain implants?

The device would target the reward center of the brain in an effort to discourage the pleasures associated with overeating.

26

Mar

Obesity: Your breath can’t hide it
Doctors from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles say certain gas-emitting microbes living in the human gut might determine one’s propensity for packing on too many pounds.

Obesity: Your breath can’t hide it

Doctors from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles say certain gas-emitting microbes living in the human gut might determine one’s propensity for packing on too many pounds.