Obesity

Obesity is a growing concern worldwide. For the first time in modern history, the current generation is expected to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, simply because of obesity and the associated increased risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Here you can access a wide range of content dealing with obesity management, metabolic syndrome, childhood obesity and more.

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World Microbiome Day - The Microbiome and Health Risks in the Changing Times

The gut microbiome plays a very important role in many aspects of health including immunity, metabolic and…

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One in five UAE infants and toddlers at risk of becoming overweight, study finds

About one in five infants and toddlers in the UAE are at risk of becoming overweight due to poor diet and nutrition.

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NAFLD webinar landscape
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Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): Sustained Weight Loss and Improved Liver Health with a Very Low-Calorie Diet

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver condition worldwide, affecting approximately 25% of…

Dr. W. Mehal, Dr. J. Scragg
Lifestyle changes in pregnant women linked to epigenetic alterations in babies
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Lifestyle changes in pregnant women linked to epigenetic alterations in babies

A study led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden showed a connection between lifestyle intervention in pregnant…

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Is there an association between a pregnant mother's diet and her child's weight?
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Is there an association between a pregnant mother's diet and her child's weight?

Approximately one in five children and adolescents in the United States has obesity.

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Intermittent Fasting: Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes (videos)
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Intermittent Fasting: Weight Loss and Type 2 Diabetes

Calorie restriction is a widely used weight loss strategy for individuals with overweight and obesity, and an approach…

Dr. Michelle Harvie
Study shows how the brains of overweight people work differently from those of healthy weight (news)
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Study shows how the brains of overweight people work differently from those of healthy weight

A research group from Mind, Brain, and Behaviour Research Centre (CIMCYC) of the University of Granada (UGR) has been…

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Modifiable risk factors in the first 1000 days of life predict higher adiposity and cardiometabolic risk (news)
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Modifiable risk factors in the first 1000 days of life predict higher adiposity and cardiometabolic risk

Early life risk factors in the first 1000 days cumulatively predict higher obesity and cardiometabolic risk in early…

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NNIW 95 - Building Future Health and Well-Being of Thriving Toddlers and Young Children (publications)
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NNIW 95 - Building Future Health and Well-Being of Thriving Toddlers and Young Children

According to the World Health Organization, the early child period, i.e., from birth to 5 years of age, is considered…

310 min read Professor Maureen Black, Professor Atul Singhal, Professor Charles Hillman