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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive 0028.
Obesity rates climbing in nearly all states
Alabama showed the largest increase; only Oregon not gaining
Dietary supplement chitosan not yet proven effective for weight loss
The dietary supplement chitosan shows some promise in treating overweight and obesity but has not been shown conclusively to be an effective weight loss aid
Exercise, eating right and maintaining weight benefit oral health
Individuals who exercised, had healthy eating habits and maintained a normal weight were 40 percent less likely to develop periodontitis, a gum infection that can result in loss of teeth.
Weight loss decreases risk of breast cancer in susceptible women
Women with a mutation in the gene BRCA1, which predisposes women to breast cancer, are 65% less likely to develop the disease if they lose weight between 18 and 30 years of age.
Is milk to blame for overweight children?
Recent studies link dairy consumption, increased body mass in kids
Obesity linked to graffiti in the local neighbourhood
City dwellers living in areas with little greenery and high levels of graffiti and litter are more likely to be obese than those living in pleasant areas with lots of greenery
Today's baby boomers are heavier and more likely to have arthritis
Baby-boomers have spent more years living with more obesity than the previous generation. The study shows more obesity-related arthritis among baby boomers compared to the previous generation.
Leptin-signaling protein maintains normal body weight and energy balance in mice
University of Michigan mice just can't stop eating. U-M scientists blame the absence of a signaling molecule called SH2-B.
Fat kids can bounce back to normal blood pressure
Overweight children who can shed their puppy fat by age 14 can expect lower blood pressure
Robotic technique shows promise in weight-loss surgery
Surgeons at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a safe and efficient way to use a surgical robot to perform gastric bypass operations.
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