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If Barry Popkin had his way, sugary drinks would be taxed like cigarettes, and the levy would go up and up until societies were weaned off them and stopped piling on weight.

2009-12-09

 tax sugar drink obesity
Almost nine in 10 people are not aware of the risks of carrying extra fat around their waistline. A survey of 12,000 Europeans found most had no idea that a thick waist was a sign of a build-up of a dangerous type of fat around the internal organs.

2010-01-04

 fat obesity health
Dating and social network site BeautifulPeople.com has axed some 5,000 members following complaints that they had gained weight.

2010-01-04

 beauty obesity social network
The results showed that as BMI increased, brain volume decreased - a finding that has been reported in other studies. But the findings also showed a closer connection between abdominal fat and the risk of dementia. The link between visceral fat around the central organs and smaller brain volume was independent of overall weight.

2010-05-20

 obesity weight dementia Alzheimer's organ visceral fat brain
Some commuters don't give up their seats for pregnant women because they fear offending someone who is just overweight, it has emerged. Here, expectant mothers give tips on how to tell the difference...

2010-06-09

 pregnancy obesity women politeness
Scientists from Virginia found that slimmers can lose an average of 5lb extra if they drink two glasses of water three times a day before meals.

2010-08-24

 water drink diet obesity food nutrition health
The average age of puberty in girls is now nine, in a phenomenon increasingly being blamed on rising obesity and exposure to hormone-disrupting pollutants in the food supply.

2010-10-30

 girl puberty period breast child obesity hormone pollution food
Westerners could be genetically programmed to consume fatty foods and alcohol more than those from the east.

2011-07-14

 food obesity genetics
Researchers say they have discovered why men may be more likely than women to develop type 2 diabetes - they are biologically more susceptible.

2011-10-03

 man gender obesity diabetes
Shift workers getting too little sleep at the wrong time of day may be increasing their risk of diabetes and obesity, according to researchers.

2012-04-11

 diabetes sleep obesity