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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0064.
Obesity and environmental chemicals - New research probes potential link
A team of researchers is investigating whether the increasing ubiquity of chemical flame retardants found in foam furniture, carpeting, microwaves and computers might be related to the climbing rate of obesity.
Comparison of 4 diet plans shows better outcomes for diet with lowest carbohydrate intake
Premenopausal women who were assigned to follow the Atkins diet for one year lost more weight when compared to women who were assigned to follow the Zone, Ornish and LEARN diets.
Too much weight spells double trouble for couples trying to conceive
If both partners in a couple are overweight or obese, they are more likely to have to wait longer before successfully conceiving a child
In obesity, brain becomes 'unaware' of fat
Critical portions of the brain in those who are obese don't really know they are overweight
BMI not accurate indicator of body fat
Body mass index, or BMI, long considered the standard for measuring the amount of fat in a person's body, may not be as accurate as originally thought
Childhood obesity may contribute to earlier puberty for girls
Increased body fat in girls as young as age 3 may predict earlier onset of puberty
Study reveals how a specific fat type can protect against weight gain and diabetes
A new study may shed light on why some people can eat excessive amounts of food and not gain weight or develop type 2 diabetes, while others are more likely to develop obesity and this common form of diabetes on any diet.
Excessive TV viewing among young children is linked to poor eating habits
The more a 3-year-old watches television, the more he or she consumes sugary drinks, and extra calories.
Complications following hip replacement more common in obese patients, especially women
A new study evaluated the effects of obesity on complications and outcomes following total hip replacements and investigated whether the results differed in obese women and men.
Schools help hold the line against childhood obesity
Schools do more to help prevent obesity among children than they do to cause it, new research suggests.
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