Red meat nutrient used in weight-loss and muscle-building supplements could cause heart disease

Red meat nutrient used in weight-loss and muscle-building supplements could cause heart disease Government already suggests eating maximum of 2.5oz of red meat dailyHigher consumption linked to bowel cancer and cardiovascular diseaseNow researchers have found link between L-carnitine and heart disease By Nick Mcdermott PUBLISHED: 20:37 GMT, 7 April 2013 | UPDATED: 20:37 GMT, 7 April 2013 Supplement: New research has found a link between red meat compound L-carnitine and heart disease A nutrient abundant in red meat and also sold as a dietary supplement could raise the risk of heart disease.

Could a transplant of gut bacteria be the key to tackling obesity?

Could a 'gastric bypass in a pill' spell an end to diets and be the key to tackling obesity Surgery to transplant different bacteria into the gut promoted slimmingScientists say gastric bypasses also trigger different levels of bugs in the gut, which aid weight loss By Fiona Macrae PUBLISHED: 19:56 GMT, 27 March 2013 | UPDATED: 00:49 GMT, 28 March 2013 Shedding the pounds without dieting, exercising or resorting to surgery sounds impossibly far-fetched.

Switching off obesity gene found to prevent weight-gain EVEN if eating a high-fat diet

How switching off a fat gene may prevent weight-gain – EVEN if you eat a high-fat diet Removing Plin2 gene made mice resistant to obesityFat cells were 20% smaller and rodents also ate lessScientists think the effect could be duplicated in humans By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:53 GMT, 6 March 2013 | UPDATED: 14:02 GMT, 6 March 2013 Switching off a certain gene could stop junk food eaters from gaining weight Switching off a 'fat' gene could prevent you from piling on the pound even if you stick to a high-fat diet, say researchers.

ADHD and learning disabilities: Are high-fat diets to blame?

Are high-fat diets to blame for ADHD and learning disabilities Effect is so profound that eating lots of fatty food for even a WEEK can cause behavioural changes Thought that too much fat may alter how the body metabolises dopamine, a chemical responsible for mood By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:52 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 26 February 2013 A high-fat diet may be linked to the hyperactivity disorder ADHD and learning disabilities, new research suggests.

One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a result

One in 10 Britons now eats three meals a day at work – and gains a STONE in weight as a resultHalf of us eat both breakfast and lunch at our desksAnd tuck into our first snack by 10am20% of regularly raid the vending machine at work By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 18:24 GMT, 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:02 GMT, 26 February 2013 Millions of workers are putting in such long hours they are eating breakfast, lunch and dinner at their desk, a survey has found.

One in ten school-starters is obese, a figure that doubles by senior school

One in ten school-starters is obese, a figure that doubles by senior school Worrying figures show this rises to 20% by Year SixAnd that 65% of men and 58% of women are overweight or obese in the UK Number of people having weight loss surgery or being admitted to hospital due to obesity has also soared By Jenny Hope PUBLISHED: 16:01 GMT, 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:28 GMT, 21 February 2013 One in 10 children is obese when they start school, say shocking new figures.

Are you fatter (or thinner) than you thought? Oxford mathematician shows flaw in body mass index

Are you fatter (or thinner) than you thought Oxford mathematician shows flaw in body mass indexShorter people fatter and taller people less fat than than previously thoughtBody mass index (BMI) assumes more bulk for tall people than necessary By Fiona Macrae Science Correspondent PUBLISHED: 00:08 GMT, 21 January 2013 | UPDATED: 00:08 GMT, 21 January 2013 It is something of a low blow for the vertically challenged.

Obese father-of-three, 37, loses EIGHTEEN stone in nine months after vowing to slim for his sons

‘I was too ashamed to get the cancer test that could have saved my mother’: Obese father-of-three, 37, loses EIGHTEEN stone in nine months after vowing to slim for his sons

Wayne Robinson dropped from 31st to 13st after making a ‘conscious effort to constantly avoid embarrassing situations’ like parents evening