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on Wed Sep 17 5:00 PM

Social Networking Sites Can Help Obese Lose Weight: Study: MedlinePlus


Internet can offer constant, cost-effective support for dieters, London researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Obesity, Weight Control
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on Tue Sep 16 12:35 PM

What You Won't See in the Media Coverage of a New Weight-Loss Drug | Rajiv Narayan


This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made headlines for its approval of another obesity drug. News outlets worked hard to translate the meaning of this story, but they left out something important: heads. After facing public backlash...
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on Mon Sep 15 1:31 PM

12 Foods That Are Secretly Making Your Kids Obese


"You may be packing unhealthy foods in your kid’s lunchbox unknowingly
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on Tue Sep 9 6:30 AM

Enlisting Social Networks in Fight Against Obesity


New research from the UK finds that social networking programs designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity. Researchers from Imperial College London combined the results of 12 previous studies to show...
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on Fri Sep 5 3:30 PM

A story about why people get fat may be just that


In this issue, reporters look at efforts to find the genes that could be responsible for the obesity crisis and how evolution acts on diseases such as Ebola and tuberculosis.
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on Fri Sep 5 2:00 PM

Ancient famine-fighting genes can't explain obesity


Scientists question the long-standing notion that adaptation — specifically the evolution of genes that encourage humans to hold on to fat so they can survive times of famine — has driven the obesity crisis.
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on Fri Sep 5 9:08 AM

Sugar substitutes not so super sweet after all -- ScienceDaily


The taste of common sugar substitutes is often described as being much more intense than sugar, but participants in a recent study indicated that these non-nutritive sugar substitutes are no sweeter than the real thing, according to food scientists.
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on Wed Sep 3 11:40 AM

Washington spends $3 million examining lesbian obesity


US government says study is justified because lesbian obesity is of high public health significance
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Jenni Murray joins growing number of Britons to have gastric surgery | Society

Jenni Murray joins growing number of Britons to have gastric surgery | Society

THE GUARDIAN | on Thu, Aug 28, 9:47 AM

Number of people having drastic weight loss surgery like that undergone by Woman's Hour presenter has soared 2,000% in 10 yearsIn opting to have a gastric band fitted, prompted by despair at her inability to shed weight via dieting and keep it...
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on Wed Aug 27 3:17 PM

Junk food makes rats lose appetite for balanced diet -- ScienceDaily


A diet of junk food not only makes rats fat, but also reduces their appetite for novel foods, a preference that normally drives them to seek a balanced diet, reports a study. "The interesting thing about this finding is that if the same thing...
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