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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0052.
Obese People Twice as Likely to Lose Sight
September 6, 2006 - Scientific American / Royal National Institute of the Blind (Link expired)
The one-third of the population that is obese can now add an increased risk of losing their eyesight as a result of their excessive weight.
Identifying risk for obesity in early childhood
A new research study of children's growth can help parents and pediatricians determine the risk that a child will be overweight at age 12 by examining the child's earlier growth.
Second graders dig into Healthy Choices, Healthy Me!
Healthy Choices, Healthy Me! second-grade nutrition education program, developed by Dairy Council of California, effectively conveys basic nutrition concepts and improves students' food choices.
Eating protein boosts hormone that staves off hunger
The amount of a hunger-fighting hormone can be increased by eating a higher protein diet. The hormone, peptide YY (PYY), was earlier found to reduce food intake by a third in both normal-weight and obese people when given by injection.
Health experts: Obesity pandemic looms
Weight is as big a threat as global warning and bird flu, some say
Obesity in men linked to infertility
Men with increased body mass index (BMI) were significantly more likely to be infertile than normal-weight men
Study shows link between morbid obesity, low IQ in toddlers
Researchers suspect the metabolic disturbances caused by obesity could be taking a toll on young brains, which are still developing and not fully protected.
Disabling a carbohydrate trigger reduces obesity and appetite
The absence of a key protein prevents normally obese mice from becoming fat, lowers their blood triglycerides, a type of fat, and reduces the insulin resistance related to type 2 diabetes
It's not fair! We are programmed to resist weight loss
Research confirming the human body is designed to strongly resist attempts to lose weight will be presented at an international gathering of obesity experts.
Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer
Whether or not a woman is obese will likely affect her outcome once she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer
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