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Obese people six times more likely to develop oesophageal cancer

Obese people six times more likely to develop oesophageal cancer

Women with high or increasing blood pressure more likely to develop diabetes

Women with high or increasing blood pressure more likely to develop diabetes

Programs show short-term benefits in helping children maintain weight loss

Programs show short-term benefits in helping children maintain weight loss

Soaring obesity rates in the UK

Soaring obesity rates in the UK

High blood levels of C-reactive protein may be linked to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration

High blood levels of C-reactive protein may be linked to increased risk of age-related macular degeneration

Discouraging fizzy drink consumption has no long term impact on childhood obesity

Discouraging fizzy drink consumption has no long term impact on childhood obesity

Losing a little weight might help avoid drugs to reduce hypertension

Losing a little weight might help avoid drugs to reduce hypertension

Lower metabolism, eating behavior possibly explain the cause of overweight in narcolepsy

Lower metabolism, eating behavior possibly explain the cause of overweight in narcolepsy

Almost 30 percent of American children regularly take dietary supplements

Almost 30 percent of American children regularly take dietary supplements

Study shows beneficial effect of walking on the reduction in risk of bone marrow lesions in the knee

Study shows beneficial effect of walking on the reduction in risk of bone marrow lesions in the knee

High blood pressure may be due to excess weight in half of overweight adults

High blood pressure may be due to excess weight in half of overweight adults

FDA approves new adjustable gastric band for morbid obesity

FDA approves new adjustable gastric band for morbid obesity

Exercise might actually increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer

Exercise might actually increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer

Potential new weight-loss wonder drug

Potential new weight-loss wonder drug

Maternal weight gain appears to favor the birth of boys

Maternal weight gain appears to favor the birth of boys

Dying for a good night's sleep?

Dying for a good night's sleep?

Women with low levels of vitamin D have an increased risk of hip fracture

Women with low levels of vitamin D have an increased risk of hip fracture

Being overweight in old age does not lead to memory problems

Being overweight in old age does not lead to memory problems

Soft drinks alone do not affect children's weight

Soft drinks alone do not affect children's weight

Women with a family history of heart disease are less likely than men to drop bad habits

Women with a family history of heart disease are less likely than men to drop bad habits