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A STUDY has found that offering a variety of different foods can encourage overeating, while a monotonous menu can help reduce calorie intake.
EUROPEANS are genetically programmed to consume more fatty foods and alcohol than people in Asia, researchers at a Scottish university claim.
OBESE patients who suffer complications after hip replacement surgery are costing the NHS tens of thousands of pounds extra to treat.
CHILDREN who do not get enough sleep face an increased risk of becoming overweight, research suggests.
SCOTLAND is to have its first ever dedicated sport minister with a brief to tackle the country's "major problem" with childhood obesity and boost participation in school sports and exercise.
THERE'S been a groundswell of support in Scottish sport for having a minister dedicated to improving access to physical exercise and sport and I am pleased that the Scottish Government has decided to take this action.
SCIENTISTS have discovered for the first time that a mother's nutrition during pregnancy can alter her child's DNA and cause obesity in later life.
Edinburgh surgeon Chris Oliver has made a career out of saving other people, but he put his own life in danger when his weight ballooned and he became 'super-obese'. Here, Maria Croce looks at how he managed to save himself
PLANS to open Scotland's first drive-through doughnut bar have been criticised by an anti-obesity campaigner.
WAISTLINES of girls starting secondary school are more than 10cm larger than those of their counterparts 30 years ago, new figures have revealed.
A COMBINATION of two drugs has twice the slimming power of the leading anti-obesity pill Orlistat, trial results have shown.
PRESCRIPTIONS for drugs to treat obesity increased by almost a fifth in Scotland last year.
Cakes which may help you burn off calories could soon be available in the UK.
A MOTHER-OF-THREE who "died" twice on the operating table has been saved by a revolutionary new heart pump made with parts designed by Nasa scientists.
Plans to increase the number of heart transplants carried out in Scotland were announced by health secretary Nicola Sturgeon yesterday.
FAT kills, according to a new report that has found that - even without other well known risk factors - obese people are still almost twice as likely to suffer a fatal heart attack.
IT PLAYED havoc with the nation's road and rail network and plunged Christmas shopping plans into turmoil, now the big freeze has claimed another victim - Scotland's waistlines.
OVERWEIGHT children and their families are to be assigned personal trainers in a new bid to tackle obesity across the Lothians.