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Obesity in pregnancy increases cardiovascular disease in offspring

Obesity in pregnancy increases cardiovascular disease in offspring

New research finds that obesity in pregnancy impairs heart health and function of the foetus in a mice study. Obesity in pregnancy can lead to...
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Not getting enough sleep can prevent weight loss maintenance

Not getting enough sleep may impact people’s weight loss goals, stopping them from keeping the weight off once it is lost, new research suggests. A...
Obesity rates have reached epidemic levels in Europe

Obesity rates have reached epidemic levels in Europe

The new WHO European Regional Obesity Report 2022 reveals that overweight and obesity rates have reached epidemic proportions across the region. It has been revealed...
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Adult asthma found to increase obesity risk in later life

According to a new study, having adult asthma significantly increases the likelihood of becoming obese later in life. Results from an extensive investigation that included...
Can weekly prednisone tablets treat obesity?

Can weekly prednisone tablets treat obesity?

A new study finds that obese mice consuming a high-fat diet and prednisone tablets once a week had improved exercise endurance, increased strength, increased...
Study shows upper teens with high BMI at risk of severe COVID-19

Study shows upper teens with high BMI at risk of severe COVID-19

A study has found that men with a high BMI in their upper teens had an elevated risk of severe COVID-19, requiring hospitalisation later...
Is weight gain inevitable for middle-aged men?

Is weight gain inevitable for middle-aged men?

A new study finds middle-aged men see weight gain as an inevitable consequence of family and career responsibilities. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University discovered that...
COVID-19 mortality

Obesity in ethnic minority groups linked to higher COVID-19 mortality

A novel study has identified an association between obesity in ethnic minority groups and a higher risk of COVID-19 mortality compared to white people. Performed...
Chemicals in plastic may contribute to weight gain

Chemicals in plastic may contribute to weight gain

Consumer products made from plastic contain chemicals that may promote the development of weight gain and obesity. Plastic is found in many consumer products, including...
Blood sugar control is key to reducing cancer risk in obesity and type 2 diabetes

Blood sugar control is key to reducing cancer risk in obesity and type 2...

Blood sugar control is important for reducing cancer risk in obesity and type 2 diabetes. Significant weight loss appears to afford protection against cancer,...
New UK service launched to improve wellbeing and weight

New UK service launched to improve wellbeing and weight

New services have now been launched across England that will support people to achieve a healthy weight and improve their wellbeing. As part of the...
Wharton Medical Clinic discusses semaglutide and treating obesity

Wharton Medical Clinic discusses semaglutide and treating obesity

Dr Sean Wharton, Medical Director of the Wharton Medical Clinic in Toronto, speaks to HEQ about the treatment and care of people with obesity. In...
Novel mechanisms of obesity and hypertension discovered

Novel mechanisms of obesity and hypertension discovered

A new study has revealed the novel mechanisms of obesity and hypertension, which researchers say represents a paradigm shift in our understanding of how...
obesity with diabetes

Melatonin protects kidney damage caused by obesity with diabetes

Researchers have found that melatonin can protect kidney damage caused by obesity with diabetes. Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR), the Hospital Universitario La...
UK provides £100m funding to help tackle obesity

UK provides £100m funding to help tackle obesity

People living with obesity are at greater risk of illness and death from COVID-19. To help tackle obesity in the UK, the government is...
Digital self-monitoring can help with significant weight loss

Digital self-monitoring can help with significant weight loss

A new review has shown that self-monitoring using digital health tools is associated with significant weight loss. The systematic review of multiple randomised controlled studies...
New drug could be a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity

New drug could be a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity

A new drug has been hailed as a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity after leading to a 20% reduction of total body weight in participants...
Health Europa Quarterly Issue 14

Health Europa Quarterly Issue 14

Welcome to issue 14 of Health Europa Quarterly, which once again is inexorably overshadowed by the global COVID-19 pandemic. As lockdown restrictions begin to lift...
“The case for action on obesity has never been stronger”

“The case for action on obesity has never been stronger”

Public Health England has launched a campaign to address obesity, a key risk factor in COVID-19. Following a growing body of evidence that being overweight...
World Obesity Federation: obesity, wellbeing, and COVID-19

World Obesity Federation: obesity, wellbeing, and COVID-19

World Obesity Federation President Professor John Wilding explores the mental and physical issues surrounding obesity and weight management and the links to COVID-19. Obesity is...

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