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Obesity

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.

Protein can cause lifestyle diseases in fat pigs

A special obesity-related protein has been found in an American wild hog, which bears a striking resemblance to humans. The discovery represents a great step forward in international obesity research.

Couch potatoes don’t need to exercise like mad

Scientists have studied whether couch potatoes aged between 20 and 40 really need to exercise 60 minutes a day.

Weak language skills a heavy problem

Language skills are rarely seen as a public health problem, but immigrant women from Turkey and Pakistan with poor Norwegian skills are more likely to be overweight. That, in turn, can have public health consequences.