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How to lose weight sensibly

Lifestyle changes helped new dad shed more than 20kg

Erik Minaya started to put on the kilos during his first year in college. By age 24, he tipped the scale at nearly 120kg. But then he cut out fast food, replacing it with lower-carb offerings that he prepared himself.

Can obesity shrink your brain?

A study found that middle-aged adults with abdominal obesity tended to have less grey matter volume than their normal-weight counterparts.

'Apple-shaped' body? 'Pear-shaped'? Your genes may tell

The findings of a new study help explain why some people are prone to carrying any excess weight around the belly - but more importantly, they could eventually shed light on the biology of diseases linked to obesity - particularly abdominal obesity.

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