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In US, obesity, smoking more common in rural areas: study

WASHINGTON | AFP | 6/19/2018 – People who live in rural areas of the United States are far more likely than city dwellers

Exercise can help offset a genetic susceptibility to obesity in older women says news study

New US research has found for the first time that exercise can help to mitigate the effect of a genetic predisposition for obesity

Extra weight may boost patient survival

by Mariëtte Le Roux PARIS, France | AFP | Obese hospital patients are more likely to survive an infectious disease than people of

Don’t want to go vegetarian? A mainly plant-based diet can still protect against obesity says new study

Previous evidence has already suggested that vegan or vegetarian diets may cut the risk of developing obesity. However, less is known about how

Wide waist with ‘normal weight’ bigger risk than obesity: study

People of “normal” weight who sport a wide waist are more at risk of heart problems than obese people, said researchers Friday, urging

Linger over lunch to lose weight: study suggests

by Mariëtte Le Roux PARIS, France | AFP | Monday 2/12/2018 – People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by

Child obesity grows tenfold since 1975: study

by Mariëtte Le Roux PARIS, France | AFP | 10/23/2017 – The world had 10 times as many obese children and teenagers last

Could artificial sweeteners raise your odds for obesity?

by Dennis Thompson Artificial sweeteners may be less helpful than many believe in helping people lose weight and avoid health problems associated with

Mother’s obesity boosts risk for major birth defects: study

PARIS | AFP – Children of obese women are more likely to be afflicted by major birth defects, including malformations of the heart

Obesity affects one in 10 worldwide: study

WASHINGTON | AFP | 6/12/2017 – More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese, with weight-related health problems claiming