Obesity News Bulletin

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Is bariatric surgery justified for the super-obese elderly?

Ample evidence supports the safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery in the general adult population, but more information is needed in patients age 60 years and older (elderly). In England, in 2012/13, the annual Health and Social Care Information...
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Weight perceptions of English adolescents: cause for celebration or concern?

A new study has shown the greater part of normal-weight adolescents (84% of girls, 83% of boys) correctly acknowledge themselves as ‘about the right weight’. Overestimation of weight and overall size has become very uncommon, with only 7% of normal-weight...
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From mice to humans, a new genetic form of obesity discovered!

Scientists have just discovered a new form of type 2 diabetes and obesity in humans. Researchers came across this discovery by sequencing the DNA of an exceptionally obese young woman and multiple members of her family. Besides an increase in appetite,...
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Generation X, Generation Y, Generation Inactive

UK active, a not-for-profit organisation – whose vision is to get more people, more active, more often – has released a report entitled ‘Generation Inactive’. According to UK Active, school children should not only be tested on academic subjects...
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