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The researchers analyzed data from 28 studies, involving more than 270,000 people who worked various shifts in such sectors as health care, government, manufacturing, telecommunications and transit. Overall, comparing those who worked nights...

source: The Washington Post

The cost of treating ill health caused by obesity around the world will top $1.2 trillion every year from 2025 unless more is done to check the rapidly worsening epidemic, according to new expert estimates. Obesity and smoking...

source: The Guardian

Scientists have discovered a previously undocumented group of immune cells that interact with the nervous system to play a key role in obesity. They suggest that the breakthrough may lead to new targets for obesity treatments.

source: Medical News Today

Jaspe MR, Roy M, Brown RC, et al. The effects of different types of monitoring strategies on weight loss: a randomized controlled trial. Obesity. 2017:25;1490-1498. Thomas JG, Raynor HA, Bond DS, et al. Weight loss and frequency of body weight self-monitoring in an online...


The Challenge Junior investigators are invited to submit a one-page letter of intent (LOI) in response to Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge. The one-page LOI should focus on answering one of the following questions: 1....


During ObesityWeek 2017 and as part of NOCW, the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) will be coordinating...

source: Chris Gallagher


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