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With exercise, sometimes less is more

Moderately overweight people do not lose more weight by exercising 60 minutes. Shorter exercise sessions make people more active throughout the day, says researcher.

Gastric injections of Botox might curb obesity

Rats have lost weight after receiving Botox injections in the stomach. Researchers think such treatment could provide a less drastic alternative to current weight-loss surgery.

Weighing trailers on the road

Heavy goods vehicles on Norwegian roads will soon be checked and weighed automatically – while on the road.

Obesity risks for only children

An only child runs a 50 percent greater risk of becoming overweight than children with siblings, a new European study shows.

Feeling overweight could make you fat

Teenagers who feel fat even though they are not, are more likely to become obese as adults.

Cholesterol can be controlled

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

Backs get strained by overweight

Overweight women have a 60 per cent higher risk of chronic lower back pain. If the general population gets heavier, this will cause an increase in disabilities.

Hormone spirals stand up to uterine cancer

Hormone spirals give protection against uterine cancer. The hormone spiral is superior compared to treatment with tablets.

The hard road off the sofa

Type 2 diabetics struggle to adjust their lifestyles and habits in keeping with medical recommendations. Patient groups could be the answer.