News tagged with obesity

Why some people are lean and others fat

With an abundance of food available, it’s not surprising that people are getting fatter. But why do some people remain lean? A Cambridge University scientist suggests that the reason is rooted deep in our DNA.

dateMar 07, 2011 in Other
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Cigarette smoke impairs ability to fight disease

University College Dublin researchers in the obesity immunology research group in the Education Research Centre, St Vincent's University Hospital led by Professor Donal O’Shea have demonstrated for the first time that ...

dateMar 04, 2011 in Health
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Study finds weight gain linked to dementia

Dementia and obesity are two of Australia’s biggest public health problems and the relationship between them is now one step closer to being understood, thanks to new research from The Australian National University.

dateMar 04, 2011 in Health
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Stomach pacemaker could help obese lose weight

(AP) -- Patrick Hetzner tried diets and exercise, just about everything short of stomach stapling to lose weight. Nothing worked. Five months ago he tried something new: a stomach pacemaker that curbed his appetite.

dateMar 03, 2011 in Health
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