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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive 0005.
Super-sizing Asian Americans
Low-income Asian and Pacific Islander children in California are becoming overweight at an alarming rate -- and will soon catch up to low-income white, black and Latino children in the proportion who are overweight or obese.
Patients undergoing weight loss surgery have high rates of H pylori bacteria
The prevalence of Helicobacter pylori (a type of bacteria associated with gastrointestinal disorders such as stomach ulcers) is high among patients about to undergo weight loss surgery.
Weight loss surgery can help reduce metabolic syndrome in obese patients
Obese patients who underwent surgical treatment for weight loss had significant reductions in the components of the metabolic syndrome one year after surgery.
UT Southwestern researchers uncover process for sugar-induced fat formation
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are one step closer to understanding how high carbohydrate diets lead to obesity and diabetes.
Scientists identify new cause of obesity
A brain protein already known to play a central role in the "feast or fast" signaling that controls the urge to eat has now been found to influence appetite in a second way.
Abdominal fat indicates severity of metabolic syndrome in obese, postmenopausal women
Oct 14, 2004 - The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Nov 2004 issue) (Link expired)
New research indicates that the presence of intra-abdominal fat can predict the existence and severity of metabolic syndrome in obese, older women.
Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
A significant number of patients who undergo "stomach stapling" or gastric bypass surgery develop peripheral neuropathy, damage to any of the body's nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord. The development of nerve damage is associated with malnutrition.
Summa study finds portion control induces greatest weight loss
The study is the first to document that patients who spend a longer time in the action and maintenance stages for portion control or planned exercise were more likely to lose weight. The reverse was also true.
Surgical treatment for obesity appears effective for weight loss and related disorders
A summary of data from numerous studies suggests that the majority of morbidly obese patients who underwent bariatric (obesity) surgery experienced effective weight loss and improvement in diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Obese women with early-stage breast cancer more likely to die than women of normal weight
Women who are obese when they are diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer are at a greater risk of dying of their disease than women of normal weight.
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