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US FDA approves first obesity drug in 13 years
U.S. regulators on Wednesday approved the first drug to treat obesity in 13 years, a drug called lorcaserin, marketed as Belviq and made by Arena Pharmaceuticals.
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Famous cartoon character Popeye is right to down a can of spinach when he wants his biceps to bulge, according to a Swedish study presented Monday showing why the leafy vegetable makes us stronger.
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent insists his company is not responsible for the rise in U.S. obesity despite New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's recent moves to limit the consumption of sugary drinks.
Older adults who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live longer than their peers, a new research review suggests.
A simple, cheap dose of zinc helps the recovery of newborns suffering from bacterial infections such as pneumonia and meningitis, according to an Indian study reported on Thursday in The Lancet.
One in seven people suffer from malnourishment, the head of the U.N.'s food agency said Wednesday in a report released ahead of a summit on sustainable development to be held in Rio de Janeiro June 20-22.
Soy-rich diets have been linked to lower rates of heart disease, but soy supplements alone may not do anything for older women's blood pressure, according to a U.S. study.
Overhaul needed in US to curb obesity: experts
Two-thirds of American adults are too fat, and a major overhaul of U.S. policies — from schools to restaurants to urban planning — is needed to stem the epidemic, medical experts said Tuesday.
More bad news about Americans' waistlines: The obesity epidemic may be slowing, but the number of obese adults is likely to keep going up.
Even in the vastness of the online fitness universe, it all comes down to the human touch on your touch screen.
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