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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.

No place like home for dieting success

Obese people tend to lose the most weight when they are treated intensively in their daily environments.

Special gene is causing some smokers to stay slim

Heavy smokers are slimmer than smokers who lack a specific gene, shows new study with 80,000 participants.

New study strengthens link between genes and obesity

Multiple regions in your genome help determine how much you weigh and how fat is distributed in your body.