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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0040.
'Freshman Fifteen' is a myth, but weight gain is still a problem
A common, but often undocumented, truism among college students is that they are likely to gain 15 pounds during their freshman year. But now a new study at Rutgers' Cook College has found that the "Freshman Fifteen" phenomenon is exaggerated.
Inequality in recreational resources decreases physical activities, boosts weight gain
In general, minorities and people with lower incomes have much less access than wealthier people to recreational facilities. The result is that they are less physically active and are more likely to be overweight.
Obese women suffer more pregnancy complications
Compared to normal-weight women, overweight and obese women suffer more pregnancy complications and their babies have more medical problems at birth
Obesity may be factor in accelerated type I diabetes in some patients
Obesity, long known as a cause of type II diabetes, may accelerate the onset of type I diabetes in some – but not all – groups of younger patients
OHSU research reveals the complexities of obesity/cortisol interactions
Research also helps explain the reasons why anti-obesity cortisol reducing supplements do not work.
International Journal of Epidemiology – obesity special
Obesity is increasingly viewed as the most important public health problem of our times.
The 'temptation factor' -- candy on the desk is candy in the mouth
When it comes to candy, it is out of sight, out of the mouth, a Cornell University researcher finds. The study finds that women eat more than twice as many Hershey Kisses when they are in clear containers on their desks than when they are in opaque containers on their desks -- but fewer when they are six feet away.
UNC nutrition researchers dispute claims that obesity problem is exaggerated
Two researchers disagree with a prominent Colorado attorney's contention that talk of a national and global epidemic of obesity is exaggerated.
Not all eating habits are made alike. Some routines may even be beneficial, new study says
A new study on eating habits reveals that not all eating habits are made alike. The findings have important implications for nutritional guidelines and meal planning.
Contagious obesity? Identifying the human adenoviruses that may make us fat
Accumulating evidence suggests that human adenoviruses viruses may cause obesity, in essence making obesity contagious
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