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Latest updates from the experts in the field of obesity and obesity care.

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Childhood obesity inequalities in Britain are increasing over time

Across most high-income countries in the world socioeconomic inequalities in childhood obesity have been well documented. However, it is not clear how they have changed over time. Using Britain as an example, this study published in The Lancet, investigated...
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Obesogenic factors and environments contributing to rising rates of obesity in Mexican children

Mexico has one of the highest youth obesity rates worldwide currently at 34% of all children and adolescents. This problem is rapidly worsening in Mexico with drastic consequences. There is limited understanding of the factors driving the rapidly increasing...
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Acute and Chronic Effects of Exercise on Appetite, Energy Intake, and Appetite-Related Hormones

The simple equation for obesity is Energy out < Energy in. The simplest way of increasing our ‘Energy out’, is to exercise more. However, the benefits of exercise extend beyond just calories, and in fact, it’s thought that exercise can improve subjective...
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A long-term maternal diet intervention to avoid the obesogenic effect in the offspring

The American Heart Association states that obesity among girls and women has generated a vicious cycle that contributes to the obesity epidemic. Studies into maternal overnutrition have found that high-fat diets in humans (which reflects the western diet),...
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Eating faster is associated with general and abdominal obesity among Chinese children

Eating faster results in an increased rate of energy intake. However, the relationship between children’s eating speed, food intake and general abdominal adiposity is unknown, and forms the basis of this paper. A total of 50,037 Chinese children aged...
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Impact of overweight, obesity and severe obesity on life expectancy of Australian adults

Obesity is known to significantly elevate the risk of many health problems, however its impact on life expectancy (LE) has not been quantified in Australia. This paper, published in the International Journal of Obesity, uses a microsimulation model of...
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