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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0044.
'Puppy fat' is a myth which puts children's health at risk
The idea that 'puppy fat' in children disappears as they progress to adolescence is a myth which may put the future health of children at risk
Eat less, weigh more?
Enzyme makes lean mice 'susceptible' to dietary fat
Neighborhood safety may play role in obesity
Mothers of young children are more likely to be obese when they perceive their neighborhoods as unsafe
Obesity levels in US are grossly underestimated
People provide incorrect height and weight information in surveys
Cultural approach holds the key to tackling obesity
Measuring obesity isn't just about tape measures and scales. Ethnicity plays a key role in how women see themselves and black women are much more likely to see obesity as a positive, attractive and sexually desirable attribute than white women.
Hormone found to decrease appetite and increase activity
New research shows how topping up the levels of a hormone found in the gut could help reduce the appetite and increase activity in overweight and obese people.
Ads for unhealthy foods may explain link between television viewing and overweight in children
Kids who spend more time watching television also eat more of the calorie-dense, low-nutrient foods advertised on television.
Bullying keeps overweight kids off the field
Overweight children will avoid situations where they've been bullied before, such as gym class and sports, making it even harder for them to get in shape.
The diabetes epidemic – obesity a major factor
More and more Americans are being diagnosed with diabetes. Obesity is a major factor in this recent increase of newly diagnosed diabetes. Lifestyle interventions that reduce or prevent the prevalence of obesity among persons at risk for diabetes are needed to halt the increasing incidence of this disease.
101-pound man eats 6,500 calories a day
Stomach condition keeps 22-year-old from putting on weight
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