Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots? Areas where people "like" TV more than sport are less healthy


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Could Facebook help predict obesity hotspots Areas where people 'like' TV more than sport are less healthy People with television-related Facebook 'interests' more likely to be obeseThose related to a healthy lifestyle are less likely to have weight issues People's online ‘interests’ could help predict and map obesity rates by area By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 | UPDATED: 13:27 GMT, 25 April 2013 Facebook could be a key tool in mapping which geographical areas have the most overweight and obese people.

Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth


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Diabetes danger in just ONE sugary drink a day: Chance of developing Type 2 increases by a fifth By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 21:58 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 07:08 GMT, 25 April 2013 The risk of diabetes rose by as much as 22 per cent for every can of drink consumed per day Drinking one can of soft drink a day can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by a fifth, scientists warn.

Parents who tell children to finish everything on their plates are fuelling obesity


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Parents who tell children to finish everything on their plates are 'fuelling obesity' Parents still encourage children to finish all their food, even though portion sizes have increased Means children can no longer tell when they are fullFathers are more likely to insist on clean plates than mothers and are more likely to pressurise sons By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 16:47 GMT, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 23 April 2013 Parents are still encouraging children to finish their food even though portions have got bigger Parents have long encouraged children to finish everything on their plates, not least because of guilt about wasting food.

Why 30 is the new 45: We"re so unhealthy that we"re 15 years OLDER than our parents were at the same age


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Why 30 is really 45: We're so unhealthy that we're 15 years OLDER than our parents were at the same age Today's adults are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes because of poor healthMen in their 30s were 20% more likely to be overweight than in previous generations, Dutch researchers found Women in their 20s are twice as likely to be obese By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:47 GMT, 10 April 2013 | UPDATED: 18:47 GMT, 10 April 2013 Today's adults are so unhealthy they are 15 years 'older' than their parents and grandparents at the same age, researchers say.

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


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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.

Obesity and deadliest form of skin cancer "have genetic link"


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Obesity and deadliest form of skin cancer 'have genetic link'Scientists find gene FTO may have role in obesity and skin cancerStudy looked at DNA of 73,000 patients including 13,000 with skin cancerPreviously though illness was mainly caused by sunbathing and sunbeds By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 01:14 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:45 GMT, 4 March 2013 A link between obesity and the deadliest form of skin cancer has been uncovered by scientists.

Women are piling on the pounds because they have cut down on housework, study shows


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Women are piling on the pounds because they have cut down on housework, study shows Women now burn up to 360 calories less a day than their parents Housewives in 1965 spent 27 hours a week cooking, cleaning and washing Women now spend only 13.3 hours a week on housework, research shows By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 19:21 GMT, 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:50 GMT, 1 March 2013 We have long been told that our unhealthy diet is why we are all too fat.

Number of young women being diagnosed with advanced breast cancer nearly doubles in 30 years


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Number of young women being diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer nearly doubles in 30 years Cases of metastatic breast cancer rose two per cent a year between 1976 and 2009 among women under 40The increase could be due to rising levels of obesity among young women, say scientists By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:13 GMT, 27 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:54 GMT, 27 February 2013 Nearly twice as many young women are being diagnosed with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of their bodies compared to 30 years ago, say scientists.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lb


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A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13st 10lbsAverage 'trigger' weight has risen more than a stone in a decade, according to Weight Watchers Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 16:34 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.

A nation suffering from "fat blindness": Average Briton only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stone


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A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stoneAverage weight has gone from 12.3 stone to 13.7 stone Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.