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Got the ‘drunchies’? New study shows how heavy drinking affects diet

They’re called the “drunchies,” or drunk munchies. It’s the desire one has to eat salty, fatty, unhealthy foods during or after a night of...

Obesity extends duration of influenza A virus shedding

Obesity, which increases influenza disease severity, also extends by about 1.5 days how long influenza A virus is shed from infected adults compared to...

International Research Team Finds Correlation Between Genetics and Obesity Is Modified...

A correlation between obesity and genetics has been found to be modified by diet, according to a scientific paper in the American Journal of Clinical...
Chili pepper anti-obesity drug promising in animal trials

Chili pepper anti-obesity drug promising in animal trials

A novel drug based on capsaicin, the compound that gives chili peppers their spicy burn, caused long term weight loss and improved metabolic health...
Obese Patients Face Higher Radiation Exposure From CT Scans—But New Technology Can Help

Existing technique could accelerate metabolism to fight obesity

Researchers identify a protein in fat and liver cells that can be altered to increase energy expenditures By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells'...

Over a lifetime, childhood obesity costs $19,000 per child

Childhood obesity comes with an estimated price tag of $19,000 per child when comparing lifetime medical costs to those of a normal weight child,...

Obesity and ‘carb breakdown’ gene linked

Researchers at King’s College London and Imperial College London have discovered that people with fewer copies of a gene coding for a carb-digesting enzyme...

Obesity: Not Just What You Eat

Over 35 percent of American adults and 17 percent of American children are considered obese, according to the latest survey conducted by the Centers...

Fried foods may interact with genes to influence body weight

Chances of obesity twice as likely for individuals at highest genetic risk The results show that eating fried food more than four times a week...

Obesity associated with lower academic attainment in teen girls

Obesity in adolescent girls is associated with lower academic attainment levels throughout their teenage years, a new study has shown. The research conducted by the...

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