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Obesity

Divorce linked to obesity in children

Children of divorced parents have higher risk of obesity, according to a Norwegian study. Boys in particular are more likely to develop dangerous abdominal fat.

Aircraft noise linked to larger waistlines

Women and men living close to Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport are more likely to swell out in the middle than those further away.

Disabled persons dine their way to disease

Overweightness and obesity are too common among people with disabilities – but in Norway nobody is taking responsibility for the problem.

Why it’s so hard to stay slim

Many manage to shed kilos but few are able to keep their weight down at the new level. There are good reasons why.

Fattening facts behind the 5:2 diet

Study suggests that intermittent fasting is not a gateway to long-lasting weight reduction.

Dietary calcium prevents weight gain

Dietary calcium keeps the weight down, according to a new study, which also suggests that calcium may be particularly good for people genetically predisposed to a high waist circumference.

How dietary fibres fight obesity and diabetes

Scientists have found an explanation to why dietary fibres keep us healthy. The discovery may lead to new treatments of metabolic diseases.

The price of obesity surgery

Women who have undergone obesity surgery call for psychological follow-up. Unforeseen problems require better individual counselling.

Paleo diet better for weight loss than nutrition recommendations

Obese people lose more weight, have less blood fat and get a more slender waist if they follow a Paleolithic-type diet rather than following the official Nordic Nutrition Recommendations, new study shows.

Pregnant women who eat fish get chubby daughters

When an expectant mother gets the environmental toxins PCB and DDE into her bloodstream from eating fish, her daughters are likely to become overweight, new Danish/Faroese study reveals.