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Obesity

Weight loss without exercise – really?

A newly discovered hormone could lead to a drug that can raise the body's energy conversion and minimise the risk of type 2 diabetes – without exercise.

Diet outweighs exercise in fighting child obesity

A lower intake of calories is more important than physical exercise when heavy children try to lose weight. Parents also have to be strongly involved.

Weighing up the causes of obesity

Stress can make you fat – and being obese can create stress. A new hypothesis seeks to explain how.

We buy healthier food than in previous generations

Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions. But although we are getting larger and heavier, our diet has become healthier over the last 100 years.

Mums are main key to healthy kids

Fresh figures show that mothers mean more for young Norwegians’ health choices than fathers do, and that parents’ level of education is a crucial factor regarding healthy consumption.

Unhealthy Danes have less and poorer sex

Scientists have found a link between unhealthy living and problems beneath the sheets. People should use the discovery to live healthier lives, they suggest

Injections cut fat

A new slimming product can help grossly overweight people lose weight through a daily injection. Their weight loss persists after two years and there are very few side-effects, trials show.