Overweight link between mom and baby may be genetic

2017-01-25 11:00

New research indicates that overweight women are unlikely to have an effect on their future kids' weight by dropping their own weight before getting pregnant.

Sleekgeek kids

2015-07-16 10:11

Obesity in South Africa is becoming a real problem, say medical experts, but Sleekgeek kids are combating overweight and obesity issues to ensure a healthy future.

How almonds can help you lose weight

2015-07-07 15:54

DietDoc explains why the humble almond has become so popular that its ever-expanding production could threaten the future of agriculture in drought-plagued California.

Living at higher altitudes may keep you slim

2015-05-12 14:34

People who live at least 450m above sea level may be less likely to gain weight than those who live at lower altitudes.

US approves first new weight-loss device in 8 years

2015-01-16 10:05

The FDA has approved a new weight-loss device that 'blocks nerve activity between the brain and the stomach'.

Gestational diabetes linked to pre-pregnancy lifestyle

2014-11-05 14:48

In a new study, women who had a healthy lifestyle before becoming pregnant were less likely to develop gestational diabetes.

Breastfeeding helps heavy moms drop weight

2014-09-05 12:17

Obese women that follow breastfeeding recommendations after pregnancy are less likely to retain their pregnancy weight.

Over time stressors may lead to weight gain

2014-07-15 13:49

Women who are constantly worried or stressed out may be prone to weight gain, a new study suggests.

Healthy = pregnant

2014-06-02 10:57

Want to fall pregnant? These tips can help.

Sun exposure early in the day good for weight loss

2014-04-03 11:35

A study found that people tended to be leaner if they got sun exposure earlier, rather than later, in day.


Lose weight this summer

2016-10-10 14:32

Implement these five changes and you won’t gain weight this summer – in fact, you may even lose as much as 20kg, depending on how bad your current habits are.

Many overweight teens don't see the problem

2015-07-10 10:18

It's important that young people be aware when they are above a healthy weight. This could be a first step to becoming more active and making healthy changes to their diet.

Weight-loss surgery can bring couples closer together

2015-06-17 15:09

When two people in a relationship regard the weight loss surgery of one partner as a joint journey, they commonly describe positive changes in their level of intimacy.

Getting healthy may be easier with a partner

2015-01-22 15:26

Researchers looked at a large population to see if people are more likely to change when they try it with their domestic partner.

Yoga may reduce heart disease risk factors

2014-12-17 11:52

A review has found that people who take yoga classes experience improvements in their weight, blood pressure and cholesterol.

Weight gain with unsaturated fat better for heart

2014-10-17 14:34

When lean people gain weight, heart disease risk factors in the bloodstream improve if the excess food contains unsaturated fats, versus saturated fats.

Can extreme obesity be considered a disability?

2014-07-18 12:33

The Court of Justice of the European Union was asked to rule on whether EU law forbids discrimination on the grounds of obesity.

Difference in ethnic BMI may affect diabetes risk

2014-07-10 15:22

The definition of obesity should not be the same for every population group because some ethnic groups develop diabetes at a lower weight than others.

Name-calling can make girls obese

2014-04-30 12:27

The greater the number of people who tell a young girl she is fat, the more likely she is to be obese by her late teens, according to a study.

Image issues? Blame it on Facebook

2014-03-20 12:00

Spending time on Facebook may fuel female college students' anxieties about their weight and body shape, especially when sharing photos and other images.

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