The stomach implant that could combat obesity by reducing hunger pangs

The stomach implant that could combat obesity by reducing hunger pangs New microchip could be alternative to weight-loss surgery, say researchers Attaches to nerve that controls appetite and sends electrical signals to brain These signals reduce the urge to eat and curb appetite, aiding weight loss Trials on humans could start within three years By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 15:45 GMT, 3 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:57 GMT, 3 April 2013 A microchip implanted in the stomach could be another way to tackle obesity, say scientists.

The BREATH test that could explain why you"re fat: An imbalance of gas in the gut can slow down how we burn calories

The BREATH test that could explain why you're fat: An imbalance of gas in the gut can slow down how we burn calories Scientists looked at concentrations of hydrogen and methane gasses in the bodies of 800 people People who have a high concentration of both gases are more likely to have a higher BMI and more body fat Imbalance of these gases may cause some of us to harvest more calories than we need from food By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 16:34 GMT, 26 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:14 GMT, 26 March 2013 Obesity may be caused by an imbalance of gases in the body, rather than over-eating or a lack of exercise, researchers claim.

Gareth Malone: "I"ve got a fast metabolism so I need to eat a lot and often"

'I've got a fast metabolism so I need to eat a lot and often': Under the microscope with Gareth Malone | UPDATED: 01:09 GMT, 4 December 2012 The Choir star, 36, on pumping iron, what makes people attractive, his biggest food weakness and how he avoids a hangover 'I follow a low-GI diet which regulates your body sugar and energy levels,' said Gareth Malone HOW DO YOU KEEP THOSE LUNGS SO HEALTHY I kid you not, but I love going to the gym and pumping iron.

How disturbed sleep in children can "affect the onset of puberty"

How disturbed sleep in children can 'affect the onset of puberty'Deep sleep is ‘intimately involved’ in the control of the onset of puberty, scientists have found | UPDATED: 15:04 GMT, 13 September 2012 Disturbed sleep in children may affect the onset of puberty, according to research.

Nicotinamide riboside: Hidden vitamin found in BEER and MILK can make you stronger, slimmer and healthier

The miracle molecule: Hidden vitamin found in BEER and MILK can make you stronger, slimmer and healthier It can improve muscular performance and prevent diabetes | UPDATED: 18:05 GMT, 7 June 2012 A hidden vitamin in milk and beer dubbed the 'miracle molecule' has been found to fight obesity.

Excess levels of Vitamin D linked with higher death rates

Excess levels of Vitamin D linked to higher death rates Too much of the sunshine vitamin may cause almost as much harm as too little | UPDATED: 00:21 GMT, 30 May 2012 Excess levels of vitamin D in the blood are linked with higher death rates, warn researchers.

How DAYLIGHT could reduce the risk of having a heart attack

How DAYLIGHT could reduce the risk of having a heart attack Daylight exposure inside hospital could also reduce the damage caused by a heart attack | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 26 April 2012 Forget CPR, aspirin and blood clot busters – treating a heart attack victim could be as simple as exposing them to light.

Overweight girls at increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study

Overweight baby girls at increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes, says new researchOverweight babies suffer later problems with metabolism17-year-olds with big waist were generally heavier from birth | UPDATED: 15:44 GMT, 29 March 2012 Obesity link found: Researchers say they have found a link between overweight baby girls and overweight teenagers Obese baby girls are at increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes when they grow up, new research suggests.

An excuse to eat chocolate? Eating a small amount regularly could actually help you lose weight

Cadbury's all round! Eating a small amount of chocolate regularly could actually help you lose weight | UPDATED: 00:33 GMT, 27 March 2012 Researchers have found calories in chocolate 'work harder' in the body than normal calories For chocolate-lovers feeling guilty about their indulgence it is the best kind of news – eating more can help keep you thinner.