Babies to be Given Anti-obesity Drugs in the Womb

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Doctors hope it will prevent the birth of oversized babies.

In a trial described as ‘disturbing’ by weight loss groups, babies will be given a diet drug in the womb to stop them being born overweight.  One hundred obese moms-to-be will be given Metformin as part of a three-year study to tackle obesity rates and reduce the number of difficult births.

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Eating More Salt Could Lower Chances of Heart Disease: Study

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In the eight-year study, people with the lowest salt intake had the highest rate of death from heart disease.

Eating a diet high in salt may not be as bad for you as first thought and could even reduce chances of heart disease.  The controversial findings question the push by authorities to get people to cut consumption.

 

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On the Flip Side of the Obesity Crisis Some Parents Are Putting Their Babies on Diets

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Increasing numbers of parents are controlling the diets of their babies and toddlers.

With one in ten children under two overweight, in the U.S. the obesity crisis is getting worse each year. But some parents are so worried about preventing the problem, they are putting their babies on diets.

 

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Too Much Sugar During Pregnancy Affects Girls But Not Boys

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Sugary diet during pregnancy can harm unborn girls.

Little girls may be said to be made of sugar and spice and all things nice – but they are more affected than boys by their mother’s sweet tooth when they are in the womb.  A study found that too much sugar in pregnancy can harm the nutrients reaching unborn female foetuses.

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Many People Stick With Fast Food Even After a Heart Attack

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Six months after a heart attack 50% of patients eating at their favorite fast food restaurants.

It would seem logical for patients who have had a heart attack to cut back on fast food.  Some devoted fast food eaters do. But six months later, more than half can still be found at their favorite fast food places at least once a week, according to a study in the American Journal of Cardiology.

 

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