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Surgery for extremely obese patients may be more effective for weight reduction

Surgery for extremely obese patients may be more effective for weight reduction

Possible links between premenstrual syndrome, a woman's Body Mass Index and whether or not she uses hormonal contraceptives

Possible links between premenstrual syndrome, a woman's Body Mass Index and whether or not she uses hormonal contraceptives

Obese women with early breast cancer at greater risk of death

Obese women with early breast cancer at greater risk of death

For young women, a low cardiovascular risk profile is associated with lower long-term heart disease

For young women, a low cardiovascular risk profile is associated with lower long-term heart disease

Postmenopausal women are weaker, as measured by grip and pinch tests

Postmenopausal women are weaker, as measured by grip and pinch tests

A child's risk of becoming obese may begin before birth and continue throughout infancy

A child's risk of becoming obese may begin before birth and continue throughout infancy

Genetic abnormalities have a major impact on obesity

Genetic abnormalities have a major impact on obesity

Low paid civil servants were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Low paid civil servants were more likely to develop type 2 diabetes

Evidence pointing to chronic cellular inflammation as the precursor of heart disease and diabetes

Evidence pointing to chronic cellular inflammation as the precursor of heart disease and diabetes

Obesity makes surgery more difficult and risky

Obesity makes surgery more difficult and risky

Salt Association hits back at “Sid the Slug” campaign

Salt Association hits back at “Sid the Slug” campaign

Overweight children up to five times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke before age of 65

Overweight children up to five times more likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke before age of 65

Adenotonsillectomy resolves child sleep disorders

Adenotonsillectomy resolves child sleep disorders

Significant relationships between laryngopharyngeal reflux and upper airway sensory impairment

Significant relationships between laryngopharyngeal reflux and upper airway sensory impairment

Study compares cheap take-home sleep test to expensive polysomnography test

Study compares cheap take-home sleep test to expensive polysomnography test

Western diseases such as stroke and heart disease are a major problem in Asia

Western diseases such as stroke and heart disease are a major problem in Asia

Higher body mass index has a stronger association with diabetes than physical inactivity

Higher body mass index has a stronger association with diabetes than physical inactivity

Measuring a womans fitness gives a clearer indication of coronary artery disease than measuring obesity

Measuring a womans fitness gives a clearer indication of coronary artery disease than measuring obesity

First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level

First ever analysis of body mass index (BMI) data at the school, district, county and state level

Postmenopausal women with heart disease have three fold increased risk of heart failure if they also have diabetes

Postmenopausal women with heart disease have three fold increased risk of heart failure if they also have diabetes