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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0060.
Health care expenditures significantly higher for children with obesity
Children and adolescents who are obese or overweight have higher health care utilization and a significantly higher average of health care charges than their healthy-weight peers.
'Mindless autopilot' drives people to underestimate food decisions
People estimate that, on average, they make about 15 food- and beverage-related decisions each day. But the truth is, they make more than 15 times that -- more than 200 such decisions.
Relative abundance of common microbes living in the gut may contribute to obesity
A link between obesity and the microbial communities living in our guts is suggested by new research. The findings indicate that our gut microbes are biomarkers, mediators and potential therapeutic targets in the war against the worldwide obesity epidemic.
The future of federally funded food programs -- Can they also fight obesity?
The WIC and Food Stamps programs do not cause obesity, yet those who have uneven access to food are often overweight/obese. With modifications, these federally funded nutrition programs can not only continue to reduce nutrition-related health disparities but can also help to address obesity.
Study finds gender differences related to eating and body image
Researchers have discovered a subtle new difference between men and women -- this one occurring in the realm of eating.
Obesity could bankrupt the health system, warn doctors
If nothing is done, the rising prevalence of obesity could bankrupt the health system.
Obesity linked to acid reflux disease
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GRD), more commonly known as, acid reflux, is linked to obesity. Since GRD is strongly associated with more serious conditions, such as esophageal ulcers and cancer, weight reduction therapy may be useful in treatment and prevention of these conditions.
Weight loss through calorie restriction, but not exercise, may lead to bone loss
Men and women who lose weight by cutting calories also may be losing bone density, but weight loss through exercise does not seem to produce the same effect
Testosterone out of whack for obese men, girls
Manly hormone spikes for heavy girls, plummets for plump guys
Do low-fat foods make us fat?
"Low-fat" foods may not help in the fight against obesity. Studies show people eat an average of 28 percent more total calories when they think a food is low-fat. This is worse for obese people, who tend to eat up to 50 percent more.
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