ARTICLES RELATING TO OBESE

Obesity most contagious among siblings

2014-07-09 11:54

According to new research an obese older sibling may raise the risk more than fivefold for a younger child.

Food diaries are the way

2014-06-04 10:52

If you're trying to lose weight, it might be time to keep a notebook and pen handy.

Too fat for burial: how does this happen?

2014-06-02 13:59

We take a look at what makes up the obese personailty and the reasons why partners, parents and family sometimes overfeed an already obese person.

Obese 4-year-old has tummy tuck surgery

2014-05-15 09:56

4-year-old boy is one of the youngest patients ever to undergo weight-management surgery.

The obese personality

2014-05-07 15:24

Does you personality increase your risk for obesity? Find out.

Chew more to eat less

2013-11-25 09:12

Try chewing your food more thoroughly before you swallow it and it could help you keep the weight off, a new study shows.

Subtle hints for healthier food choices

2013-09-09 13:59

Subtle hints may help nudge people toward making healthier food choices at the grocery store, new findings suggest.

Do the obese deserve contempt?

2013-07-31 00:00

Disgust. Pity. Contempt. Obesity is not new to society - yet this is how it is met by a remarkable number of people.

Dad's obesity inherited by generations

2013-07-16 07:52

The sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren inheriting obesity, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.

Beliefs might affect one's weight

2013-06-24 08:20

According to a study, people's beliefs about causes of obesity may influence their eating habits and weight.

Money motivates weight loss

2013-05-09 11:05

Obese adults embrace walking programmes to avoid hikes in insurance premiums, a study reveals.

Doctors feel less sympathetic to obese patients

2013-04-29 10:19

Obese people who think healthcare workers aren't as sympathetic to them as they should be may be right.

Childhood depression may be a heart risk

2013-03-18 09:43

For these kids, obesity, smoking and inactivity more likely in adolescence, preliminary research shows.

Fat? Odds say crash will kill you

2013-01-28 09:26

Food for thought: Obese drivers, according to a study, are more likely to suffer serious injury or be killed in a road crash.

Flabby daddies

2012-06-27 13:58

Fatherhood makes dads pick up almost 10kgs.

5 habits that make you age fast

2012-04-23 12:00

No amount of lotion will stop you from ageing if your lifestyle isn’t in check. Find out which everyday things are contributing to your lines and wrinkles.

Weight loss plateau? Get the scale moving!

2011-12-12 12:00

Struggling to shed those last 5kgs? We've rustled together our top 5 plateau-busting solutions for you to try today.

Top 5 habits that make you age

2011-07-27 12:00

No amount of lotion will stop you from ageing if your lifestyle isn’t in check. Find out which everyday things are contributing to your lines and wrinkles.

Weight loss plateau? Get the scale moving!

2011-05-31 12:00

Struggling to shed those last 5kgs? We've rustled together our top 5 plateau-busting solutions for you to try today.

Fat or thin - the pill works

2010-08-03 15:46

A new study suggests that the pill prevents pregnancy no matter what a woman weighs.

Dieting? Don’t cut the fat!

2010-07-27 09:24

Been led to believe that eating fats would make you gain weight? Bogus! Here’s reason to munch on.

Big momma is bad for baby's heart

2010-05-04 12:13

The more obese a woman is when she becomes pregnant, the greater the likelihood that her baby will be born with a heart defect.

Do the obese deserve contempt?

2010-03-25 14:15

Disgust. Pity. Contempt. Obesity is not new to society - yet this is how it is met by a remarkable number of people.

Metabolism booster? Think again

2010-02-19 12:01

Exercise may not boost obese teens' metabolism

I'm so stuck, Maya

2010-01-20 15:18

Why am I stuck at 68 kilos? I hardly eat at all during the day - sometimes I only have an apple for lunch or two bananas but still I'm stuck. I can't lose anything. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. My dinner is usually very light - sometimes I replace my lunch meals with a lean shake. What am I doing wrong, or what am I not doing at all? Please help.

 

Combat childhood obesity

2014-06-04 11:51

Parents, teachers and health professionals need to try and formulate a plan of action to combat childhood obesity or better still, prevent it from every occurring in children.

Weight: How much should you lose?

2014-06-02 14:06

Despite popular belief, experts all agree that setting smaller targets and taking smaller steps are your best method for weight loss.

Obese 4-year-old to have stomach surgery

2014-05-16 09:00

One of the youngest patients ever to undergo weight-management surgery.

Obese 4-year-old has to have stomach surgery

2014-05-14 14:24

4-year-old boy is one of the youngest patients ever to undergo weight-management surgery.

Chew more to eat less

2013-11-25 13:00

Try chewing your food more thoroughly before you swallow it and it could help you keep the weight off, a new study shows.

Obesity tied to migraines

2013-09-12 09:06

Obese people may be at higher risk for episodic migraines, a new study suggests.

Inflammation greatest risk for type 2 diabetes?

2013-08-28 21:00

A new study suggests the risk of type 2 diabetes may have more to do with inflammation than extra pounds.

How the "obesity gene" makes people fat

2013-07-16 07:55

Scientists have unravelled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem.

Brain scans confirm food addiction

2013-06-27 08:11

Brain scans have shown that certain carbohydrates appear to activate neurological centres that are focused on reward, boosting the craving to eat.

Middle age fitness cuts heart failure risk

2013-05-16 11:41

Research finds that shaping up in middle age lowers the odds for heart failure later in life.

Weight gain affects personality traits

2013-05-07 08:43

Personality traits have been shown to contribute to weight gain and a new study shows changes in weight are also associated with changes in personality traits.

Smartphones the new way to lose weight

2013-04-16 08:20

Smartphones that monitor food intake and exercise, set a weight loss target and send a weekly updates on progress are proving successful as a weight-loss tool.

Dieters, beware!

2013-01-30 12:00

In search of a quick fix diet to rid you of the load you piled on over the holidays? Be careful what plan you follow and see what the experts have to say first.

Weight loss plateau? Get the scale moving!

2013-01-24 09:44

Struggling to shed those last 5kgs? We've rustled together our top 5 plateau-busting solutions for you to try today.

5 habits that make you age fast

2012-05-24 12:00

No amount of lotion will stop you from ageing if your lifestyle isn’t in check. Find out which everyday things are contributing to your lines and wrinkles.

5 habits that make you age fast

2012-04-23 08:31

No amount of lotion will stop you from ageing if your lifestyle isn’t in check. Find out which everyday things are contributing to your lines and wrinkles.

Top 5 habits that make you age

2011-11-15 12:00

No amount of lotion will stop you from ageing if your lifestyle isn’t in check. Find out which everyday things are contributing to your lines and wrinkles.

TV doesn't make kids fat

2011-07-13 14:23

Cutting down on TV time doesn't help kids lose weight.

Dieting? Don’t cut the fat!

2010-08-23 12:00

Been led to believe that eating fats would make you gain weight? Bogus! Here’s reason to munch on.

Weight loss plateau? Get the scale moving!

2010-07-30 13:14

Struggling to shed those last 5kgs? We've rustled together our top 5 plateau-busting solutions for you to try today.

Should surgery be an option?

2010-05-06 14:56

Obese children: exercise and a control diet should be high on the list.

Struggling to lose the baby weight

2010-04-06 14:17

Too many pregnancy pounds can up future obesity risk.

Obese men sperm are less-mobile

2010-03-15 11:19

Obesity tied to poorer sperm quality.

Dieters, beware!

2010-01-26 15:45

In search of a quick fix diet to rid you of the load you piled on over the holidays? Heed yourself with this bit of expert advice first.

Dieters, beware!

2010-01-19 16:31

In search of a quick fix diet to rid you of the load you piled on over the holidays? Be careful what plan you follow and see what the experts have to say first.

 
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