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Scientists Link ALK Gene to Thinness
Scientists have linked to ALK Gene to thinness. Researchers found deactivating gene led to weight loss in mice and fruit flies. (June 1, 2020)

New Study Proves Dieting is Difficult For Those With Thrifty Metabolisms
It will come as no surprise to dieters. Researchers at the NIH have proved that those with thrifty metabolism have a harder time losing weight. (May 15, 2015)

Study Links Reduced Sleep to Childhood Obesity
A new study has linked reduced sleep to childhood obesity. Over 1,000 children were monitored in the study. (June 7, 2014)

Belviq Weight Loss Drug Arrives in Pharmacies After Receiving FDA Approval Last Year
A weight loss drug named Belviq is arriving on the market nearly a year after being approved by the FDA (June 11, 2013)

Researchers Discover New Type of Human Fat Cell
Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy have discovered another type of human fat cell. (April 26, 2013)

M. Smithii Breath Test Linked to Human Fat Accumulation
Scientists have linked the content of a person's breath to how susceptible they are to gaining weight. (March 26, 2013)

Scientists Explain Fat Bastard's Vicious Eating Cycle
Fat Bastard was an obese Scottish henchman hired by Dr. (May 26, 2012)

Twins Study Finds Getting Less Than 7 Hours of Sleep a Night Can Make You Gain Weight
A new study on twins - described as a genotype-environment interaction twin study - has found that a shorter sleep duration is associated with increased Body Mass Index (BMI) and increased genetic influences on BMI. (May 3, 2012)

Obese Patients Get Blasted With Higher Levels of Radiation During X-ray and CT Scans
Researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) note that most medical imaging equipment is not designed with overweight and obese patients in mind. (April 5, 2012)

Study Finds Losing Belly Fat Helps Improve Blood Vessel Function
A new study from Johns Hopkins researchers has found that losing belly fat, whether from a low-carb or a low-fat diet, helps improve blood vessel function. (March 23, 2012)

Study Finds Chili Pepper Ingredient Helps Fight Fat
Scientists are reporting new evidence that capsaicin, the stuff that makes chili peppers hot, may cause weight loss and fight fat buildup. (June 12, 2010)

Calories Increase in Joy of Cooking Recipes
A new Cornell study has found that the 18 recipes published continuously in the classic cookbook, The Joy of Cooking, have increased in average calories per serving by 63% since the book debuted in 1936. (February 16, 2009)

Tofi: Thin on the Outside, Fat on the Inside
Not everyone who appears thin on the outside is also thin where it really matters -- on the inside. (December 15, 2006)

Study Finds Number of Overweight Babies Increasing
A shocking new study that has found that the number of overweight babies and small children has increased significantly in the last twenty years. (August 16, 2006)

Child Obesity Expected to Soar
A new report published in the International Journal of Pediatric Obesity forecasts child obesity to soar in children worldwide. (March 6, 2006)

TV Link to Obesity?
The BBC has a news story about a study that has linked television watching to weight gain in children. (September 13, 2005)

Study Finds Yoga May Help People Keep Weight Off
Yoga has long been considered beneficial for stress reduction and flexibility but a new study finds that yoga may also help keep people from gaining weight. (August 16, 2005)

Bill Clinton Fights Childhood Obesity Problem
Former President Bill Clinton, who went through a quadruple bypass surgery in September, 2004, told CNN's Dr. (August 8, 2005)