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Leading risk factors for death include smoking, high blood pressure and obesity

A huge international study of global causes of death has revealed high blood pressure is the number-one individual risk factor […]

Developing anti-obesity pills

A weight loss pill could soon be possible thanks to the work of Deakin University medical researchers. A team of […]

Researchers quantify weight gain for smokers who quit

Fear of weight gain is a commonly cited reason for not quitting smoking, despite evidence that quitting will result in […]

Eating in the absence of hunger: a recipe for expanding waistline

Compulsive snacking is a major cause of weight gain “Eating too frequently, especially when we’re not hungry, is a major […]

Semi-starvation diets offer new hope for obesity with binge eating

Severe diets don’t necessarily lead to binge eating and could be used to treat obesity without risking the disorder, according […]

Influencing construction workers’ eating habits

Site managers may play a hidden role in influencing construction workers’ eating habits associated with cardiovascular and other chronic diseases: […]
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GP Q/A: Type 2 Diabetes – new diagnosis

Reader question: Dear Dr Joe I have recently been diagnosed with diabetes after my doctor received the results for my […]

Virtual Weight Loss Centre: Overview

Dr Jeff Hamdorf provides an overview of information on the Virtual Weight Loss Centre. Transcript Hello. I’m Dr Jeff Hamdorf, Professor […]


Generic Name: Phentermine Product Name: Duromine Indication Duromine is used to aid weight reduction in patients who are overweight or […]


Generic Name: orlistat Product Name: Xenical Indication: What Xenical is used for Xenical is used to treat people who are […]