Levels of obesity in the UK have almost doubled since the early 1990s, with 58% of women and 65% of men overweight or obese. Obesity-related hospital admissions for children have almost doubled in the past 10 years, which makes the government’s failure...
Bioavailable curcumin supplements may improve levels of adiponectin, a hormone that plays an important role in the regulation of insulin sensitivity and energy, in people with metabolic syndrome, says a new study.
The impact of obesity on cancer rates across the world – and how many cases could have been prevented – is made clear with an online data tool, launched by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) last month.
The UK’s medicines agency (MHRA) has warned the public against using so-called herbal diet pills bought online to meet New Year’s weight loss targets after hundreds were found to be adulterated with pharmaceutical ingredients.
Exclusive interview with FAO’s director for nutrition
After years of battling undernutrition, Africa is now facing an emerging threat of obesity and the two must be considered simultaneously, according to the director of nutrition at the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).
A prebiotic-rich diet may shift the gut microbiota profiles of obese children to a more beneficial profile, regardless of whether the obesity was related to lifestyle or genetics, says a study from an international team of researchers.
Nestlé and the EpiGen Global Research Consortium are to begin work on an 1,800-strong epigenetics study into the impact of maternal diet on infant genes and health – something the company claims is a clinical trial first.
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Daily supplements of Beneo’s Orafti Synergy1 chicory root fiber may support healthy weight management in overweight and obese kids by improving appetite regulation and decreasing food intake, says a study from Calgary University in Canada.