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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive 0007.
The case of the missing 800 calories
By making small changes to seemingly identical meals, nutritionists were able to get young women to consume 800 fewer calories a day.
Super pill may fight obesity, addiction
A pill that helps you lose weight and quit smoking? But scientists say the experimental drug might be even more versatile, providing a new tool to help people stop abusing drugs and alcohol, too.
Very low-carbohydrate diets work for men and upper body fat
Scientists say that low carbohydrate diets may be the best option for men who want to slim. New research shows that over 70% of men lost more weight and fat on a low carbohydrate diet, despite eating more calories.
Families who eat out pass up fruits and veggies
Research finds that families who eat out are more likely to skimp on the fruits and vegetables.
Looking for the secret to a healthier diet? Part of the answer might be at church, study finds
Researchers have discovered a link between church involvement and eating the fruits and veggies that are best for you.
Anti-smoking pill helps fight obesity
The biggest test yet of the experimental drug found that it helped people not only drop pounds but also keep them off for two years — longer than any other diet drug has been able to achieve.
Abdominal fat decreases, insulin action improves when elderly take hormone
In a six-month study of elderly people, researchers found that the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) significantly reduced abdominal fat and improved insulin action.
Regular family meals promote healthy eating habits
It's not only the routine of sitting down to dinner as a family, but the importance, structure, and atmosphere of family meals that may help steer adolescent girls from eating disorders. Researchers found that girls who ate regular family meals in a structured and positive environment were less likely to exhibit extreme weight control behaviors such as diet pill use, vomiting, and chronic dieting.
A new target for control of obesity
A team of researchers discovered that a protein called Shp2 plays a critical role in obesity. The results show that Shp2 has potential of becoming a novel pharmaceutical target for treatment of individuals suffering obesity and leptin resistance.
Maintaining stable weight, even in the obese, reduces heart risks
Gaining 15 pounds or more over several years is the major contributor to progression of risk factors for heart disease and development of metabolic syndrome, while maintaining a stable weight - even in individuals considered obese - significantly reduces those risks.
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