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Obesity

Ninety per cent of gastric bypass patients suffer side effects

Many patients end up back at the doctor’s office with abdominal pain and other symptoms after gastric bypass surgery. But health researchers still recommend the procedure.

Obese people more susceptible to infection

Obese people are more likely to suffer from throat or lung infections, shows new research.

Heavier parents get fatigued kids

When parents are overweight their children tend to get to bed later and sleep less.

Obesity can be passed on through the father’s sperm

Overweight men may pass obesity on to the children via their sperm, according to new research.

Research project will search for links between childhood and mental illnesses

A long-running European health study has the go-ahead to continue ground-breaking research into mental disorders and obesity.

Diabetics greatly benefit from short bursts of high intensity exercise

A group of diabetics lost 18 per cent belly fat and improved their sugar regulation, after just 8-weeks of short but high intensity exercise sessions. No drug has the same effect.

Can cheese help keep heart disease at bay?

The French diet is heavy on wine and cheese, but despite that fact heart disease is uncommon in France. A new study suggests that cheese may be the reason why.

Eating habits matter most when children gain weight

Some children gain weight faster than others. Eating habits seem to have far more to say than physical activity.

Obesity epidemic is not caused by genes or lifestyle

Neither genes nor lifestyle are responsible for widespread obesity. Instead, it may be entirely down to our environment during childhood.

Diabetes diagnosis leads to weight loss

New study challenges conventional views by showing that people lose weight in the years after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.