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Overweight people influenced by labels

Fat or obese? The labels we use to describe heavy-weight individuals can dramatically influence the judgments we make about people, a new study suggests.

dateDec 13, 2010 in Health
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Some morbidly obese people are missing genes

A small but significant proportion of morbidly obese people are missing a section of their DNA, according to research published today in Nature. The authors of the study, from Imperial College London and ten other Europe ...

dateFeb 03, 2010 in Genetics
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Study: Being obese can take years off your life

(AP) -- Being obese can take years off your life and in some cases may be as dangerous as smoking, a new study says. British researchers at the University of Oxford analyzed 57 studies mostly in Europe and North America, ...

dateMar 17, 2009 in Health
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