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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0054.
Obesity independently impacts prostate cancer screening
When interpreting prostate cancer screening test results, physicians should consider the impact of a patient's body mass index, regardless of race
Breast reconstruction not as safe for obese patients
Significantly obese women may wish to consider delaying breast reconstruction following mastectomy until they achieve a healthier body weight.
Fruit juice intake among preschool children not associated with weight
Consumption of 100 percent fruit juices is not linked with preschoolers being overweight
Physical exercise has little impact on obesity in young children
Physical activity is unlikely to have a significant effect in reducing levels of obesity amongst pre-school children
Overweight children at increased risk for adult cardiovascular diseases
Research presents data supporting that adult diseases, such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea are now recognizable in childhood.
Double jeopardy: Obese smokers at higher risk of death
People who are both very obese and who smoke increase their risk of death by 3.5 to 5 times that of people of normal weight who never smoke
High-calorie diet fattens U.S. detainees
One inmate at Guantanamo Bay has doubled in weight to 410 pounds
Study offers new clues to brain-stomach interaction in overeating
Researchers at Brookhaven Lab have found new clues to how the brain and the stomach interact with emotions to cause overeating and obesity.
Leptin has powerful effect on reward center in the brain
Leptin, a hormone critical for normal food intake and metabolism, exerts a strong effect on appetite by acting in the mid-brain region as well as in the hypothalamus
Role of TV ads in kids' obesity? FCC to study
Most children see 40,000 TV ads annually, many for cereal and candy
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