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4 years 6 months ago

Attack obesity to prevent depression

Dutch researchers report that obese people are more likely to become depressed, and depressed people are more likely to become obese. Obesity hikes the risk of depression by 55-percent, while depression increases the risk of obesity by 58-percent. The findings are reported in the Archives of General Psychiatry....

4 years 7 months ago

Many obese adults can blame their DNA

A new study finds some people who are severely obese are missing entire sections of their DNA. Researchers in London studied the genes of teens and adults who had learning disabilities and found they were all missing the same portion of DNA. They were also all obese. Researchers...

4 years 7 months ago

More proof of the need for drastic weight loss

New research draws a direct line between obesity and stroke -- and doctors say the heavier a person is, the higher the risk. Higher blood pressure and prevalence of diabetes among obese adults are likely the main causes of that obesity-stroke association. University of Minnesota researchers followed about...

4 years 11 months ago

Study links obesity and memory loss

You've heard that being overweight puts you at risk for all kinds of health problems. But a recent study links obesity with memory loss! Researchers at UCLA and the University of Pittsburgh say, as a result, being obese or even overweight puts you at much higher risk for Alzheimer's....

5 years 1 week ago

Obesity linked to breast cancer recurrence

Obesity , drinking alcohol and smoking can all increase a breast cancer survivor's risk for developing a second breast cancer. A study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle finds obesity increases the risk for a second cancer by 50-percent. Having at least one alcoholic drink...

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