Obesity

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Study: Majority of Israeli adults overweight

Study: Majority of Israeli adults overweight

Rate of adult obesity in Israel rises while rate of child obesity declines. Link found between obesity and economic status.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/12/2019 10:40
Research puts obesity and fatty liver disease treatment in reach

Research puts obesity and fatty liver disease treatment in reach

Hebrew University Professor Amiram Goldblum’s team discovers 27 new molecules with significant therapeutic potential.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/01/2019 12:34
Obesity: How do we fight it most effectively?

Obesity: How do we fight it most effectively?

What we really know and don't know about obesity.NPR, 05/10/2018 03:14
Israel Medical Association declares obesity a disease

Israel Medical Association declares obesity a disease

Approximately 4,000 die each year in Israel from obesity; a quarter of adult population suffers from disease not due to behavioral weakness.Mordechai Sones, 16/05/2018 14:21
London bagel shop fights plan to replace it with obesity clinic

London bagel shop fights plan to replace it with obesity clinic

Jewish shop vows not to move after landlord plans to turn building into anti-obesity clinic.JTA, 24/03/2018 22:09
Colorectal cancer risk may be related to weight in adolescence

Colorectal cancer risk may be related to weight in adolescence

Huge cohort study finds overweight, obese teens have 50% higher risk of colorectal cancers down the line.Chana Roberts, 28/07/2017 11:15
Israeli scientists discover why diets fail - and a solution

Israeli scientists discover why diets fail - and a solution

Weizmann Institute researchers investigated the phenomenon of post-diet weight gain, the"yo-yo effect" and discovered a possible cure.Yoel Domb, 24/11/2016 18:30
70% of soldiers gain weight during their service

70% of soldiers gain weight during their service

Knesset Health Committee gathers forces from across country to fight obesity and diabetes as problem affects 15% of populace.Ido Ben Porat, 12/01/2016 13:18
Heaviest Man Alive Airlifted to Hospital

Heaviest Man Alive Airlifted to Hospital

Saudi Arabia's King intervenes to help transfer a 1,345 pound young man from his bed to a medical center in the country's capital.Kochava Rozenbaum , 20/08/2013 19:45
New Study: Extra Pounds May Help You Live Longer

New Study: Extra Pounds May Help You Live Longer

A new analysis of nearly three million adults showed that people who are overweight or slightly obese may live longer. , 02/01/2013 20:17
Americans Are Fat, Says Gallup ‘Well-Being Index’

Americans Are Fat, Says Gallup ‘Well-Being Index’

Call it overweight or call it obese, but in old-fashioned English, American are fat – in all 50 states, says Gallup’s “well-being index.”Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 20/08/2012 20:27
NYC to Ban Jumbo Sugary Drinks, Combat Obesity

NYC to Ban Jumbo Sugary Drinks, Combat Obesity

NYC's Mayor Bloomberg is working on ways to keep things healthy by planning a ban on jumbo sugary drinks in numerous venues.Chana Ya'ar, 31/05/2012 08:47
Study: Obesity Leads to Depression, Burnout

Study: Obesity Leads to Depression, Burnout

A new study by Israeli scientists finds that obesity can lead to depression and greater burnout at work.Hana Levi Julian, LCSW-R, 23/02/2012 22:18