Study: U.S. teens eat too much salt, hiking obesity risk

March 12, 2014

By Alan Mozes American teens are taking in as much dietary salt as adults, far exceeding guidelines on healthy limits for daily consumption, new research warns. The investigation tracked the […]

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Gene mutation tied to higher obesity risk in kids

November 15, 2013

Obesity is on the rise among children, and a particular genetic mutation might play a role for some kids, a new study suggests. Researchers in Britain conducted genetic analyses of […]

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Could a gene help make you obese?

July 17, 2013

By Dennis Thompson Researchers have discovered a potential genetic explanation for why some people overeat and run a greater risk for obesity. People who carry two copies of a variant […]

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Can you be addicted to carbs?

July 9, 2013

By Allison Aubrey Fresh research adds weight to the notion that certain foods (think empty carbs like bagels and sweet treats) can lead to more intense hunger and overeating. Fast-digesting […]

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