Five regular meals a day reduce obesity risk among adolescents

October 15, 2013

A regular eating pattern may protect adolescents from obesity, according to a Finnish population based study with more than 4,000 participants. When eating five meals — breakfast, lunch, dinner, and two snacks — a day, even those with a genetic predisposition to obesity had no higher body mass index (BMI) than their controls. The collection […]

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Maternal obesity increases risk of newborn death in sub-Saharan Africa

November 29, 2012

New research published online in The Lancet indicates that babies born to mothers who are overweight or obese in sub-Saharan Africa, where rates of obesity are projected to increase at an alarming rate during the next two decades, are significantly more likely to die in the first two days after their birth. The study is […]

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