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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0056.
Dieters skip doctors, turn to ‘magical thinking’
Survey finds 1 in 3 Americans who try to lose weight take unproven pills
Children's belly fat increases more than 65 percent since 1990s
Abdominal obesity increased more than 65 percent among boys and almost 70 percent among girls between 1988 and 2004.
Salt intake is strongly associated with obesity
Increasing intakes of sodium (salt) obligatorily produce a progressive increase in thirst which, in turn, has caused a marked net increase in the intake of calories.
Urban sprawl not cause of human sprawl
Researchers question the link between obesity and sprawling neighborhoods.
New study shows teenage girls' use of diet pills doubles over five-year span
"Project EAT" (Eating Among Teens) shows startling results of 2,500 female teenagers studied over a five-year period.
Regular exercise helps obese youths reduce, reverse risk for heart disease, study shows
Regular exercise can help obese children shrink their waistlines and also can help them to reduce - and even reverse - their risk of developing cardiovascular disease, including hardening of the arteries.
Obese Women Face Greater Risk for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
October 27, 2006 - HealthDay News / Archives of Internal Medicine (Link expired)
Overweight and obese women are five times more likely than lean women to have polycystic ovary syndrome
Weight gain means lower gas mileage
October 25, 2006 - AP / The Engineering Economist (Link expired)
Want to spend less at the pump? Lose some weight. Simply put, more weight in the car means lower gas mileage.
Significant amount of binge eating occurs in restaurants
Contradicting the common perception that binge eating is typically done in private, a significant amount of bingeing occurs in restaurants. In the United States, large portion sizes, the increased frequency of eating out, fast-food consumption and sedentary lifestyle, all contribute to the development of obesity.
Obesity a growing problem in the Indo-Asian population
25 percent of the population of Pakistan would be classified as overweight or obese, and that 10 percent would be classified as obese.
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