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Obesity

High risks for babies of obese mothers despite C-sections

Caesareans provide no reduction in risks of serious complications when very heavy women give birth.

Exercise does not work wonders for everyone

Some people can lose weight and gain muscle without improving their ability to regulate blood sugar, new study reveals.

Big EU obesity study is lightweight

A major European study of child obesity failed to include a representative number of kids whose parents are single, immigrants, undereducated or have low incomes.

Fat-burning fat cells found in the neck

Brown fat cells are great at burning fat and sugar. They have so far only been spotted in infants, but now researchers have found them in the necks of adult patients. The discovery may prove crucial to future obesity research.

Seven new genetic causes of obesity identified

A comprehensive research project has discovered seven new flaws in the human genome that may cause obesity.

Possible new cause of diabetes, obesity and poor growth

Scientists have discovered a completely new function of a specific protein. This may help explain diabetes, obesity and slow growth.

Slim and healthy people also get type 2 diabetes

Researchers have found a way of dividing type 2 diabetes patients into subgroups. Surprisingly, only one in four patients goes through what is considered the most common course of the disease.

Diet soda and no fish can harm mother and baby

Artificial sweeteners and a diet poor in fish may harm the pregnant woman and her baby.

Norwegians are not as active as they think

A new study reveals the activity level of the Norwegian population. And they need to be more physically active.

Researchers: rapid weight loss is the best

Obese people get the best results by losing weight quickly, new study argues. The conclusion challenges traditional views on what obese people need to do to become and remain slim.