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Obesity

Growing fatter on a GM diet

Rats being fed genetically modified food eat more and grow fatter than those on a non-GM diet.

Remove TV from children’s bedrooms

Obesity among European pre-schoolers is hitting record levels. TV-watching and computer games should be replaced by active play, both at home and in the day cares.

Cholesterol can be controlled

New research promises greater control over fats, or lipids, occurring in the human body.

Carrot but no stick for a healthy child

Obesity among children has long been a rising problem in large parts of the world. Strict rules can make them less healthy.

Exercise better for health than dietary changes

Men should exercise every day and get their heart rate up a few times a week. This makes them healthier than if they change their diet to lose weight.

You're probably not what you eat

New study shows that we can never be sure how our bodies react when we for instance eat less meat and more vegetables. It’s probably our genes teasing the nutrition experts.

New theory: CO2 makes you fat

Danish researchers have announced a rather wild hypothesis: Perhaps we are getting fatter and fatter because of the increasing CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

Oxidised LDL is bad news for unfit overweight young men

Young men should be alerted to the dangers of excess waist fat and declining physical fitness, which despite their young age increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Hormone-impairing substances make daughters fat

Pregnant women with high levels of hormone-impairing substances in their blood have a three times higher risk than other women of giving birth to daughters who will be overweight at the age of 20.

Men say women weigh too much

Men are fatter than they think, and they perceive women as being fatter than they really are. These distorted body images can also apply to how we view our children and could cause serious problems for both sexes.