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Being overweight before 40 raises the risk of cancer

Being overweight before 40 raises the risk of cancer

Committee calls for cheese products to display warning about breast cancer

Committee calls for cheese products to display warning about breast cancer

Adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other childhood factors

Adult severe obesity risk rates vary by sex, race and other childhood factors

BMI of children generally rises in summer and decreases in the fall, study shows

BMI of children generally rises in summer and decreases in the fall, study shows

Low birth weight linked to chronic health conditions later in life

Low birth weight linked to chronic health conditions later in life

Tooth loss may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

Tooth loss may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

USF awarded $2.2 million to study neuromuscular effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer survivors

USF awarded $2.2 million to study neuromuscular effects of chemotherapy in breast cancer survivors

Fragmented physical activity may be an early indicator of mortality risk

Fragmented physical activity may be an early indicator of mortality risk

Asthma may protect against obesity in African American teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods

Asthma may protect against obesity in African American teens living in disadvantaged neighborhoods

Study: Majority of overweight or obese patients happy with abdominoplasty

Study: Majority of overweight or obese patients happy with abdominoplasty

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

New study shows link between antidepressant use and gestational diabetes mellitus

Study finds link between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans

Study finds link between sleep duration and obesity among African Americans

Many Italian truck drivers suffer from sleep-related breathing problem, shows survey

Many Italian truck drivers suffer from sleep-related breathing problem, shows survey

Metformin for diabetics with renal damage scores over Sulphonylureas in terms of heart safety

Metformin for diabetics with renal damage scores over Sulphonylureas in terms of heart safety

Study shows metformin is safe for patients with mild-to- moderate kidney disease

Study shows metformin is safe for patients with mild-to- moderate kidney disease

Fat mass index, not BMI, linked to higher risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients

Fat mass index, not BMI, linked to higher risk of cardiovascular events in diabetic patients

Members of minority groups more likely to have diabetes at lower weights

Members of minority groups more likely to have diabetes at lower weights

Diarrhea linked significantly to weight gain

Diarrhea linked significantly to weight gain

Early life experiences underlie chronic obesity and binge-eating

Early life experiences underlie chronic obesity and binge-eating

Study examines racial disparities in survival outcomes of pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma

Study examines racial disparities in survival outcomes of pediatric patients with Hodgkin lymphoma