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Changing the debate around obesity

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) needs to do more to address the ingrained stigma and discrimination faced by people with obesity, says a leading health psychologist. Although it is a problem rooted in wider society, Dr. Stuart Flint, Associate Professor in the Psychology of Obesity at the University of Leeds, says negative attitudes around […]

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Are antibiotics a recipe for obesity in childhood?

(HealthDay)—Children who receive multiple antibiotic prescriptions early in life may be vulnerable to obesity, two new studies suggest. In one study, researchers found that 4-year-olds who’d received more than nine antibiotic prescriptions in their lives were twice as likely to be obese as their peers with no antibiotic exposure. The second study found a similar […]