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Virus appears to strike men, overweight people harder

Paris, France | AFP | In the emergency rooms of virus hotspots around the world, medical staff are seeing a greater number of men than women suffering severe symptoms of COVID-19, with obesity emerging as another potentially aggravating factor. But experts are still unsure why. What first began to appear as …

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New approach needed to address malnutrition, obesity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation –WHO is calling for a new approach to deal with rapidly changing food systems, which have driven low and middle-income countries into the two extremes of malnutrition– undernutrition and obesity. A new report, published in the British medical science publication …

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HEALTH: Rice and obesity

Is there a link after controlling for a wide range of factors? | TIM NEWMAN | A study that used data from more than 130 countries concludes that eating more rice might protect against obesity. After controlling for a wide range of factors, the team found that the results remained …

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Obesity-linked cancers on the rise in young adults

Paris, France | AFP | A sharp increase in the rate of obesity-linked cancers among young adults in the United States could foreshadow a reversal in the overall decline in cancer mortality, researchers warned Monday. In a sweeping study covering two-thirds of the US population, they showed that half a dozen …

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Americans have grown fatter, shorter since 1999: US data

Washington, United States | AFP | Americans have got fatter over the past two decades, adding girth to their bellies and even growing fractionally shorter on average, according to federal health data released Thursday. The report gave no specific reasons for the trends, which come as no surprise as the …

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Five surprising things making you fat

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | People might think battling unwanted fat is down to sheer willpower, but medical research says otherwise. Here are five potentially surprising factors that can affect your weight, as unearthed by ‘The Truth About Obesity’. 1. Gut microbes Prof Tim Spector believes a lot of human …

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Study challenges ‘healthy but obese’ theory

Paris, France | AFP | Being overweight or obese does pose a risk of heart disease, despite claims to the contrary, a study of nearly 300,000 British adults suggested Friday. While it is generally accepted that being overweight increases a person’s disease risk, some researchers have recently suggested that carrying …

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Linger over lunch to lose weight: study suggests

Paris, France | AFP | People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by chewing longer and pausing between bites, study results suggested Tuesday. Research involving nearly 60,000 Japanese people showed a link between eating slower or faster, and losing or gaining weight. “Changes in eating speed can affect …

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