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Woman thought weight gain was due to takeaways, but it was PCOS

Shannon Wedley thought her dramatic weight gain during her first year at university was a result of an unhealthy takeaway habit, but it turned out to be something completely unexpected. The 22-year-old, who was studying fine art at the University of Gloucestershire, initially didn’t think too much of her four stone weight gain. But when […]

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Want to lose weight? Exercise at the SAME TIME every day

Exercising at the SAME TIME every day is key to losing weight: Scientists discover people are more likely to work out if it becomes a ‘habit’ ‘Consistent exercisers’ worked out for 4.8 days a week and 285 minutes   Compared to 4.4 days and 285 minutes among the ‘inconsistent exercisers’  Once a habit, the ‘attention, effort […]

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Few oncologists refer patients to weight management programs

(HealthDay)—While oncology providers are aware of the link between obesity and cancer, few provide referrals to support patients’ lifestyle changes, according to a study published online May 16 in the Journal of Oncology Practice. Jennifer A. Ligibel, M.D., from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, and colleagues surveyed 971 oncology providers in the United States […]

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Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). The systematic review and meta-analysis, synthesising the available evidence from the scientific literature, included […]

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Can lead to late meals for faster weight gain?

Late meal of the day seems to be associated with obesity, in conjunction Does it make a difference for the weight to take what time of day we have our food to us? Researchers found out now that meals contribute later in the day to actually gain weight. From a recent study of the University […]

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Diabetic has a 2st 11lb ovarian cyst removed

Diabetic who thought she had just gained weight has a 2st 11lb ovarian cyst that is bigger than a FOOTBALL removed during a five-hour operation Unnamed 55-year-old – who weighs 25st 2lbs – was too large to fit in a scanner Many hospitals turned her away due to the operation being too risky  Cyst was […]