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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO

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Fat to blame for half a million cancers a year: WHO

Some half a million cases of cancer a year are due to people being overweight or obese, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday. In a study published in the journal The Lancet Oncology, the WHO

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Food companies, hotels add protein to beef up profits

Though diet studies disagree about what's worse for you, carbohydrates or fat, most say nice things about eating protein, including its potential for better weight control. US consumers have taken note, and so have food manufa

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Obesity rates spark alert in Bahrain

Bahraini men are some of the fattest in the world, according to a new book. The Economist's Pocket World in Figures 2015 puts Bahrain fourth in the world for portly men, with 31 per cent of the adult male population reportedly

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Scientists find how 'obesity gene' makes people fat

Scientists have unravelled how a gene long associated with obesity makes people fat by triggering increased hunger, opening up potential new ways to fight a growing global health problem. A common variation in the FTO gene affects

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Camel burger new 'healthy' option on Dubai menu

A traditional Emirati restaurant in Dubai has added a new entree to its menu billed as a fat-free choice for carnivorous but health-conscious diners: the Camel Burger. For Dh20 ($5.45), the Local House restaurant offers a quarter pound cam

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Tefal launches new frying appliance

Tefal, a leader in small domestic equipments, has launched its new frying appliance Tefal Actifry which uses one teaspoon of oil to cook one kilogram of French fries, according to a statement. “French fries cooked using Tefal’s Actifr

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