Category Archives: Obesity

Why Keeping the Weight Off Over the Long Term is So Hard

Newswise — SILVER SPRING, MD: A new report combining perspectives from a range of obesity experts identifies genetic, epigenetic and neuro-hormonal differences between individuals as one of the key challenges associated with weight loss and long-term weight control. The authors, … Continue reading

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When you lose weight, where does the fat go?

Sydney: Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW Australia study shows. The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and … Continue reading

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U.S. Surgeon General is Committed to Addressing Obesity

Newswise — SILVER SPRING, MD – The United States Senate took long-awaited action to confirm Vivek Murthy, MD, as United States Surgeon General, a step The Obesity Society (TOS) calls promising for the future of obesity research and treatment. “We … Continue reading

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Obese Children’s Brains More Responsive to Sugar

Newswise — A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar. Published online in International Journal of Obesity, the study … Continue reading

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Plant used in traditional Chinese medicine may treat metabolic diseases and obesity

New research published in the December 2014 issue of the Journal of Leukocyte Biology, shows that a component found in in the plant, Glycyrrhiza uralensis, may inhibit the development of metabolic disorders by stopping the activation of NLRP3, a protein … Continue reading

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It’s not just what we eat but when we eat it

Newswise — LA JOLLA–These days, with the abundance of artificial light, TV, tablets and smartphones, adults and children alike are burning the midnight oil. What they are not burning is calories: with later bedtimes comes the tendency to eat. A … Continue reading

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The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being, and Lightness of Soul

After promoting this message worldwide for thirty years, bestselling author Deepak Chopra focuses on the huge problem of weight control in America with exciting new concepts. What Are You Hungry For? is the breakthrough book that can bring weight under effortless control … Continue reading

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Changing individual health behavior a losing cause: academics

More public health interventions, along the lines of the smoking ban, are needed to tackle Britain’s devastating toll of ‘lifestyle’ diseases, including heart disease and cancer, according to academics. A new paper, by Dr Stanley Blue, lecturer in Social Sciences … Continue reading

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A high whey protein–, leucine-, and vitamin D–enriched supplement preserves muscle mass during intentional weight loss in obese older adults

A high whey protein–, leucine-, and vitamin D–enriched supplement preserves muscle mass during intentional weight loss in obese older adults: a double-blind randomized controlled trial 1,2,3 Amely M Verreijen, Sjors Verlaan, Mariëlle F Engberink, Sophie Swinkels, Johan de Vogel-van den … Continue reading

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The cancer-obesity link: new data

Excess body weight causes around 481 000 new cancer cases a year in adults-or 3.6% of cancers worldwide-new estimates published in The Lancet Oncology suggest. The burden is far higher in more developed countries, with almost two-thirds (64%) of these … Continue reading

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Study maps how city neighborhoods affect diabetes risk

PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 25, 2014) - As the linked epidemics of obesity and diabetes continue to escalate, a staggering one in five U.S. adults is projected to have diabetes by 2050. Ground zero for identifying ways to slow and stop that … Continue reading

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Obese Children Burdened by More Than Weight

Newswise — High blood pressure and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) are two emerging health problems related to the epidemic of childhood obesity. In a recent study, researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine sought to determine … Continue reading

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Why some of us overeat on Thanksgiving

Newswise — MANHATTAN, Kansas — Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends and feasting — lots of feasting. So is it any surprise that our eyes always seem to become so much bigger than our stomachs at this time of … Continue reading

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