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Obesity and aging: study finds obesity can speed aging

One might think that obesity and the effects of aging are two relatively unrelated health issues. A new study however shows that in fact obesity has many similar effects on the body function as those that occur due to aging. »


Fat people who are fit have the related health benefits: study

New research suggests that people who are obese or severely obese may be fit and, if they are, they have the same or possibly better health benefits from their fitness than do other people. Many studies link obesity with diabetes, »

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Exercise, fat cells play role in breast cancer: study

A new study suggests that exercise affects fat cells and that in turn can enhance the fight against breast cancer. There has long been an association between obesity and breast cancer. But researchers wondered about the role played by fat »

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Aspartame may have negative health effects in obese: study

People who are obese and use artificial sweeteners may have negative health effects, according to a study from York University in Toronto. People consume such them to cut calories and control their weight, but obese individuals who consume aspartame may »

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Bariatric surgery outcome may hike suicide risk

People who have bariatric surgery but don’t achieve weight-loss afterwards have an increased risk of suicide, according to a new study from the province of Ontario. One to two per cent have disappointing results This type of gastric surgery is »

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Mom’s obesity increases baby’s health risk

Children born of mothers who are obese are more prone to developing cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes according to a new Canadian study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers tested children born of obese »