Posts tagged “obesity”

No Link Between Contraception and Weight Gain

February 1st, 2011
No Link Between Contraception and Weight Gain

Research carried out by the Oregon National Primate Research Centre at Oregon Health & Science University has found no link between taking birth control pills and weight gain. The researchers spent a year studying Rhesus monkeys, whose reproductive system is almost the same as humans. Half the group of monkeys were of normal weight, and […]

Not enough Australians losing weight

January 28th, 2011
Not enough Australians losing weight

A recent survey carried out by the Healthy Weight Week Report in Australia found that most Australians admit to not losing weight. While this in itself is shocking news, the survey also attempted to determine why. It seems it is bad advice, particularly from diet books. Speaking to reporters from the Courier Mail, one of […]

Study Reveals Like Attracts Like

January 14th, 2011
Study Reveals Like Attracts Like

A study conducted in Rhode Island in America has found that young people who are overweight have a tendency to have overweight best friends and romantic partners. In fact, overweight young adults have more overweight friends and family members than people of a normal weight, says Tricia Leahey of the Miriam Hospital’s Weight Control and […]

Rosemary Conley Slimmers of the Year Shed a Hefty One Hundred Stone Between Them

January 6th, 2011
Rosemary Conley Slimmers of the Year Shed a Hefty One Hundred Stone Between Them

The Rosemary Conley Diet and Fitness Magazine Slimmer of the Year 2011 awards ceremony saw the UK’s best slimmers awarded for their incredible efforts today after shedding more than a hundred stones of excess fat between them. Amongst the 10 award winners were a bride-to-be who lost 11 stone to fit into her dream dress […]

Obese need trigger to start losing weight

December 29th, 2010
Obese need trigger to start losing weight

Many overweight people have tried and failed to lose their excess pounds, often on many occasions. One author reckons that weight loss will only be successful when the obese person has undergone an “epiphany”; a moment when they realise just how much their extra weight is affecting their health or social life. “I think one […]

Google Earth Causes Shock For Bristol Resident

November 17th, 2010
Google Earth Causes Shock For Bristol Resident

After seeing the size of his stomach on Google Street View, Bob Mewse decided he decided to do something about his weight. The 58 year old admitted to reporters that his weight gain is all down to eating cakes, crisps and biscuits. He had fact ballooned to a shocking 21 stone 3lbs. This puts Mr. […]

Experts predict obesity time bomb and urge patients to get private medical insurance

November 12th, 2010
Experts predict obesity time bomb and urge patients to get private medical insurance

Information about healthy living, exercise and healthy eating is everywhere, yet obesity is rising at alarming levels. According to the Government’s Foresight Thinktank, 60 percent of adult men, 50 percent of adult women and 25 percent of children will be clinically obese by 2050; it is estimated that obesity will cost more than 45 billion […]

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