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Obesity

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.

Are we growing overweight from baker’s yeast?

The type of yeast that is used to leaven bread is also used to fatten animals. A new study points toward a possible link between human obesity and yeast.

Smoking gene could be causing weight increase in non-smokers

New study suggests relationship between smoking genes and increased weight.

Scientists reprogram fat cells to increase fat burning

Scientists discover how fat cells can be reprogrammed to burn fat instead of storing it.

Nordic fare slims you as well as a Stone Age diet

Official Nordic dietary recommendations help elderly, overweight women to lose weight just as well as if they were on Palaeolithic diets.

Abused children risk adult obesity

A large-scale Swedish study shows that persons who were subjected to physical, emotional or sexual abuse during childhood are more prone to becoming overweight as adults.

Making fat people slim with modified DNA

Genetically designed cells, which release hormones telling the humane body that it is full, could be a solution to worldwide obesity.

Benefits for overweight women with heart disease

A Norwegian study has found that overweight women with cardiovascular disease are less at risk of serious consequences from their illness than normal weight women with the same disease. The opposite is true for men.