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Midlife overweightness linked to higher dementia risks

The more overweight you are as an adult, the greater your chances of being diagnosed with some form of dementia after the age of 65, according to a meta-study.

In the hunt for obesity and diabetes genes

What roles do diets and genetics play in the development of obesity and diabetes?

Being overweight causes hazardous inflammations

Researchers have found a possible molecular explanation for why being overweight is harmful.

Overweight people are not lazy and dumb

Fat people face increasing discrimination round the world, and we accept it.

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.

Your workout could be working against you

In a Norwegian study, exercise made the participants lose less weight than expected. The reason may be increased physiological stress responses.

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.

Diabetes advice: Go Mediterranean and skip breakfast

Swedish research offers unusual recommendations for diabetes patients: Skip breakfast and tuck into a large Mediterranean-style lunch instead.