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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive 0030.
Public patients denied effective obesity treatment
Public hospital patients are often denied access to one of the most effective forms of weight loss treatment, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) surgery.
Obesity linked to complications in pregnancy
Excessive weight associated with miscarriage, diabetes, pre-eclampsia
Pediatricians may fail to diagnose obesity in kids
Doctors may be missing out on an opportunity to talk to kids and their parents about weight issues.
First link found between obesity, inflammation and vascular disease
Researchers have found that human fat cells produce a protein that is linked to both inflammation and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
Twentysomething women getting fatter
Women in their 20s weigh five kilograms more now than they did eight years ago, new research shows.
Visceral fat build-up is the high cost of inactivity
Inactivity leads to significant increases in visceral fat, and a moderate exercise regimen can keep this potentially dangerous form of fat at bay, according to the results of the first randomized clinical trial evaluating the effects of exercise amount and intensity in sedentary overweight men and women.
The making of a fat cell
A new study reveals critical molecular events in the origin of fat cells. The findings are central to understanding chronic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, as fat cells produce hormones critical for metabolic control
Eating and body weight regulated by specific neurons
Two parts of a neuronal system, one that promotes eating and another that suppresses eating, are critical for the acute regulation of eating and body weight.
Obese patients with coronary artery disease can consider bariatric surgery
Bariatric surgery is a safe option for treating obese patients who have coronary artery disease.
New study shows high-carb, vegan diet causes major weight loss
A low-fat, plant-based diet is more effective at helping women lose weight and improve insulin sensitivity than an omnivorous diet
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