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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0058.
Snoring in overweight kids reduced by exercise
November 23, 2006 - Reuters Health / Yahoo! News / Obesity Nov. 2006 (Link expired)
Exercise can reduce snoring among overweight children, even if it doesn't result in weight loss, a new study shows.
76 percent of workers older than 60 years of age are overweight or obese
Seventy-six percent of workers older than 60 years of age are overweight or obese. However, less than one third of those 40 years of age and younger suffer these health issues.
Sleep problems in overweight children appear fairly common
One-fourth of overweight children may have sleep problems that regular physical activity can largely resolve, researchers say.
The 'Freakonomics of food'
New research, in "Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think," shows that most holiday overeating, is due to the cues around us -- family and friends, packages and plates, shapes and smells, distractions and distances, cupboards and containers.
Older age increases risk of obesity surgery
November 21, 2006 - Reuters Health / Yahoo! News / Archives of Surgery (Link expired)
People 65 years of age or older may think twice about having weight loss surgery, according to a surgeon who performs this operation and has studied the outcome.
Scientists Probe Omega-3 DHA As Anti-Obesity Agent
The omega-3 fatty acid, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), suppressed the development of fat cells in vitro, and could lead to reductions in body fat
Blocking an inter-generational cycle of obesity
Being exposed to high levels of nutrition before birth can influence the development of networks within the brain that regulate appetite to permanently set a pattern of appetite for life
Dragonfly's metabolic disease provides clues about human obesity
Parasite-infected dragonflies suffer the same metabolic disorders that have led to an epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes in humans. The discovery expands the known taxonomic breadth of metabolic disease and suggests that the study of microbes found in human intestines may provide a greater understanding of the root causes of human metabolic dysfunction.
UGA professor finds that confusion about Calories is nothing new
Many nutritionists aren't even sure of the true origin of the Calorie -- or why it's supposed to be capitalized.
Ministers focus fight against obesity on junk food
November 16, 2006 - Reuters / Yahoo! News (Link expired)
European and Central Asian ministers agreed on Thursday to try to make healthy food cheaper and curb junk food adverts aimed at children in a bid to reverse a galloping obesity trend.
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