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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive 0034.
Big portions influence overeating as much as taste, even when the food tastes lousy
Large portions push people to overeat -- even to overeat foods they don't like.
Phenolic compounds may explain Mediterranean diet benefits
Phenolic compounds in olive oil, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties, may explain cardiovascular health benefits associated with the so-called Mediterranean Diet
How protein-rich diets curb hunger
Researchers have uncovered new evidence to explain the observation that diets rich in protein stunt the appetite. The findings suggest a novel link connecting macronutrients in the diet to hunger.
A recipe for overeating: Studies outline dangers of mixing stress, deprivation and tempting foods
Two studies in the October issue of Behavioral Neuroscience show that when animals are stressed, deprived and exposed to tempting food, they overeat, with different degrees of interaction. The powerful interplay between internal and external factors helps explain why dieters rebound and even one cookie can trigger a binge if someone's predisposed to binge.
Should a DNA test determine your diet?
Obsessed with weight and still overweight
Americans should focus less on dieting and more on healthier eating
Study reveals hormone can reduce food intake, body weight
Peptide YY (PYY) can reduce food consumption in the morning, (but not in the evening) leading to a mild level of weight loss in the short term.
An essential regulator of body weight revealed
Scientists are one step closer to unraveling the complex mechanisms in the brain that regulate body weight.
Study shows most Australian women are overweight
A new study of 506 Australian women aged 15 or more shows an alarming two thirds (67%) are overweight based on their height and weight (BMI), with four in ten (39%) obese. Worryingly only 17% of women undertake regular exercise.
Poll: Lack of exercise blamed for kid obesity
Parents say couch potato lifestyle the culprit in growing problem
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