• Oversized meals have been shown to be a factor in obesity

    Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP—São Paulo Research Foundation.

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  • Obesity Itself Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

    A study conducted by the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic examined data on almost 900,000 individuals as reported in five different studies and concluded that for each unit increase in body mass index (BMI), the risk of type 2 diabetes increased by 67% while the risk of coronary artery disease (CAD) increased by 20%. They did not find an association between obesity and stroke risk.

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  • Obesity intervention needed before pregnancy

    New research from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant.

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  • Women with obesity linked with increased risk of early-onset CRC

    Women who are overweight or have obesity have up to twice the risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) before age 50 as women who have what is considered a ‘normal’ BMI, according to new research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis.

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  • Too fat to fight: Pentagon grapples with obesity epidemic

    Forget about the high-tech military challenges from China and Russia, the Pentagon is facing a fast-growing national security threat that could be even trickier to tackle: America's obesity crisis.

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