Tag Archives: Obesity

Hungry Dog Study May Beef Up Research Of Human Obesity

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Researchers in Hungary who found that normal and overweight dogs behaved differently in tasks involving food say the dogs’ responses were similar to what might be expected in normal and overweight humans. The study suggested dogs could be used as models for future research into the causes and psychological impacts of human obesity, the authors of… Health

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Recommended sleep for adults: Snooze for this long to slash risk of diabetes and obesity

Sleep is important when it comes to a person’s health. Regular sleepless nights can put you at risk of serious medical conditions, such as obesity, heart disease and diabetes, according to the NHS. But how much sleep do we need, and what’s the recommended amount for adults? How much sleep we need, depends on our age, say sleep experts. According ...

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NHS advice BLAMED over countrywide obesity crisis

A trio of leading medics said guidelines that made bread, pasta and potatoes the base of the nation’s diet have had disastrous consequences for millions and created a time bomb for the NHS. They have called for an urgent review of dietary advice which was drawn up 35 years ago. Cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra, the Queen’s former doctor Sir Richard ...

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Obesity set to become leading cause of preventable cancer

Cancer Research UK said Britain needs to “act quickly” to combat the rising number of overweight people – and with smoking rates falling, obesity could be the largest cause of preventable cancers in just 15 to 20 years. Scientists called for communications regulator Ofcom to ban junk food adverts before the 9pm watershed and urged retailers to reduce fat and ...

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Child obesity: How children lost the war on weight

Being fat was once a sign of wealth but is now associated more with poverty as richer people tend to be slimmer, say researchers looking at child obesity from 1946. The end of wartime rationing saw children consuming more calories but they were slimmer and healthier on average than modern children. The relatively high price of healthy food in recent ...

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Obesity warning: Teens more at risk if they remember seeing a junk food advert every day

Cancer Research UK found the obesity risk doubled for teens who could recall seeing such campaigns on any advertising platform every day compared with those who could not remember seeing any in the last month. The charity said its survey, which took into account campaigns on television, billboards and social media, was the largest of its kind to make a ...

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