Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity
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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive 0009.
Obese passengers break seats on cruise liner
Overweight American passengers have broken dozens of seats on the Queen Mary II, the world's biggest and most luxurious cruise liner.
Choosing the kind of fat to avoid obesity
The type of fat ingested may create the conditions for or, on the other hand, prevent the development of obesity.
Obesity gets you where you live, UH study finds
Lack of fresh produce in lower-income neighborhoods contributes to weight and health problems
Obesity hinders imaging quality, diagnosis
Obesity not only leads to numerous health problems, it can also limit the imaging equipment used to diagnose those problems.
Temporary weight gain over the winter holidays... might be a good thing
We are admonished not to gain weight during winter's two big eating holidays -- but might a little temporary fat actually strengthen our immune systems?
Holiday feasting could sabotage liposuction results
Although liposuction is mistakenly viewed by some as a "quick fix" for weight loss, liposuction patients are 3 times more likely to gain weight without adhering to a proper diet and 4 times more likely to gain weight without regular exercise. Patients who do not follow a healthy lifestyle after liposuction may be considerably less happy with their results, the study also found.
Can being fit outweigh fat?
It's possible to be obese and healthy, experts say
Parents failing to recognise obesity in their children
Many parents are failing to recognise obesity and overweight problems in their children.
Low-glycemic load diet may improve ability to stay on diet longer (and improves cardiovascular risk factors)
Low-glycemic load diets, those low in sugars with moderate levels of carbohydrates and not as low in fat and protein, may lower metabolism less when compared with low-fat diets, making the dieters feel less tired, cold and hungry, as well as improve cardiovascular risk factors.
Low-glycemic diet may help keep weight off
Preliminary data suggest that weight-loss diets may be more effective when dieters seek to reduce glycemic load – the amount their blood glucose rises after a meal – rather than limit fat intake. The findings indicate that a low-glycemic diet may overcome the body's natural tendency to slow metabolism and turn on hunger cues to "make up" the missing calories.
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