Despite the widely held belief that adolescents who come from
higher-income families tend to be less obese than comparable
children from families with less income, a new study suggests that
this may not be uniformly true for both...
Obesity and being overweight in adulthood are associated with large
decreases in life expectancy and increases in early mortality,
according to the latest research. The report, published in this
month's Annals of Internal Medicine,...
Eating a diet with less fat and more carbohydrates could lead to a
modest but significant reduction in body weight - whatever the US
fad no-carbo Atkins diet claims. The question is, does the type of
carbohydrate, simple or complex,...
The cost effectiveness of initiatives to treat and prevent obesity
needs to be addressed in order to stem the rising rates of the
disease in children, according to a new report by the UK's National
Health Service and the University...
PharmaLinks, a drug discovery initiative between the Universities
of Glasgow and Strathclyde in Scotland, has won a £1 million
research contract to develop an anti-obesity drug discovered at
Strathclyde's Institute for Drug Research.
A team of US and UK-based scientists presented research about an
appetite-reducing hormone found naturally in the body this week.
The findings are seen as an important step towards creating an
New research suggests that losing even modest amounts of weight can
pay off in better health. Researchers at the University of North
Carolina report in Obesity Research this month that losing
weight decreases activity of a key enzyme...
Study results presented this weekend at the American Dietetic
Association's annual meeting showed that patients with type 2
diabetes who used calcium-rich meal replacements in conjunction
with a prescription appetite suppressant...
Future weight loss diets could become 'custom-made' for each
individual, according to scientists working on a three-year
international research project funded by the European Union. The
project, known as Nugenob, explores...
The Ephedra Education Council (EEC) has responded to yesterday's
news that as many as one third of the US population now suffers
from obesity with a statement promoting the safety and efficacy of
the dietary supplement ephedra.
The weight-loss services provider Weight Watchers International is
suing Florida-based supplement company USA Prescriptions for
placing unauthorised pop-up ads for diet drugs on the
Obesity continued to increase dramatically during the late 1990s
forAmericans of all ages, with nearly one-third of all adults now
classified asobese, according to new data from the 1999-2000
National Health and Nutrition Examination...
The forthcoming World Heart Day has prompted leading experts to
comment in an editorial that rising cardiovascular disease, the
leading cause of death worldwide, has become a pandemic which
urgently needs to be addressed.
European obesity experts, meeting to discuss the growing problem at
a summit in Copenhagen, have warned that obesity will overtake
smoking as Britain's top preventable killer. They have also accused
the government of being too...
A new report by the American Obesity Association which claims that
54 per cent of US military personnel are overweight and a further
6.2 per cent are obese has prompted the Ephedra Education Council
there to offer to educate the military...
More research published in the lastest issue of the American
Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds further cause to promote
wholegrains. The food protects against cardiovascular disease ,
type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers thanks...
Across the Western world, obesity continues to affect more and more
people. One of the solutions is a fat tax on high-fat foods, which
although unpopular, demonstrates the extent of the problem,
Professor Andreu Palou, a member of...
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have identified
a protein that enables the body to overcome resistance to the
hormone leptin - the findings could help scientists move one step
closer to creating a drug therapy...
Joshua Tree, the former construction company which recently
completed the acquisition of American Health & Diet Centers
(AHDC), has released three new weight loss products designed to
meet demand for dieting products in the summer...
Consumer advocacy group Public Citizen on Tuesday asked US
regulators to ban Abbott Laboratories' diet drug Meridia, linking
the anti-obesity medicine to several deaths in the United States
There is yet more evidence this week that the holy grail of
over-eaters - a pill which can help them lose weight - may yet
become a reality. Researchers from the University of Dundee in
Scotland have discovered how the body burns...
An experimental drug called NN2211 has been shown to suppress
appetite and promote weight loss in monkeys, findings which are
being hailed as a significant step forward in the ongoing search
for an anti-fat pill.
Drugs more commonly used to treat depression and to help people
stop smoking can also lead to significant weight loss among obese
patients, according to the results of a study funded by drug maker
GlaxoSmithKline and presented at...
Researchers in the US have successfully used the hormone leptin to
treat patients suffering from lipodystrophy, a rare and
difficult-to-treat disorder that shares some of thecharacteristics
of typical type 2 diabetes.
Leptin, a protein secreted by fat cells, may be an independent risk
factor for heart disease in humans, according to an article
published this week in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart
Phytopharm, a developer of botanical pharmaceuticals, announced
this week the successful completion of the third and final stage of
a study to evaluate a product under development as an appetite
suppressant for the treatment of obesity...