Putting on weight isn't always down to how much you eat and exercise. Medications like cortisone and insulin can cause rapid weight gain, and people who take them often need to adjust their lifestyle.
October 11 is World Obesity Day, and there's no reason to celebrate as societies are fighting an uphill battle against the steady rise of overweight-related problems. OECD researchers have looked at the economic fallout.
There is a silent epidemic sweeping through Africa and it’s worse than HIV. Out of the 20 fastest rising countries with obesity, nearly half of them are in Africa. The health burden on the continent is rising.
Hailed as a health hack, intermittent fasting is widely promoted as a reliable way to lose weight, lower disease risk and increase lifespan. But despite some positive study results, does it really deserve so much kudos?
Cancer doesn't have to be an inevitable destiny. Scientists know exactly what triggers the disease. And everyone can do something against the biggest threats.
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