Eating disorders and obesity

Serious risk of colorectal cancer for obese teenagers

2017.08.01

Adolescents with obesity problems risk more than their peers, as adults, colorectal cancer. The alarm has been sounded by a maxi-research released by the Rabin Medical School and Tel Aviv University. They have monitored ...

When dad’s in charge of dinner, the kids get fat

2017.07.17

When mum isn’t home and dad prepares dinner he tends to favour burgers, fries and ice cream.  It seems, in fact, that American fathers, when it comes to food, are much more permissive than ...

Early signs of anorexia are seen in brain for first time

2017.07.04

For the first time signs of anorexia have been seen in the brain. The discovery, published in Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging, was credited to an Italian research group at the Università Campus Bio-Medico, in Rome, ...

Obesity risks causing a generational black hole

2017.06.26

Obesity is killing an entire generation. In the UK, in fact, almost three million young people between the ages 16 - 24 risk dying before their parents due to pathologies related to their being ...

The unconscious prejudice towards overweight classmates

2017.06.26

Children as young as nine have an unconscious prejudice towards their overweight classmates. Duke University researchers found that children can have a bias against fatter children, using their weight to determine if they are ...

Teens have the same activity levels as someone who is 60

2017.06.16

Teenagers have the same level of activity as an elderly person. Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found 'alarmingly low' rates of movement in older teens and declared that physical ...