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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0066.
Study finds dietary fat interacts with genes
Research examines how calories from fat, carbohydrate, and protein might interact with genes to affect body mass index (BMI), or body weight-for-height, and risk of obesity.
Study examines calorie restriction and glycemic load
The first phase of a caloric restriction study in human subjects found evidence suggesting that calorie-restricted diets differing substantially in glycemic load can result in comparable long-term weight loss.
New guidelines to address growing obesity epidemic
The first-ever Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children, recommend that waist circumference be measured in all Canadian adults, and that a national surveillance system be developed that incorporates this measurement along with height and weight.
Study finds people who are severly overweight grow faster than other obese Americans
The proportion of Americans who are severely obese - about 100 pounds or more overweight - increased by 50 percent from 2000 to 2005, twice as fast as the growth seen in moderate obesity.
Leanest teens are biggest energy users and consumers
Teens who are most physically active and consume the most calories are the leanest.
Newly discovered 'platform' for processing dietary fat
A new "platform" with a crucial role in the body's ability to process and take up fat from the diet has been found
Dieting does not work, UCLA researchers report
Dieting does not work, report UCLA researchers report who analyzed 31 long-term studies on dieting.
Asthma incidence shows a 50 percent increase in people overweight
For overweight and obese individuals, the incidence of asthma increases by 50 percent, as compared to those of normal weight
Weight gain in pregnancy linked to overweight in kids
Pregnant women who gain excessive or even appropriate weight, according to current guidelines, are four times more likely than women who gain inadequate weight to have a baby who becomes overweight in early childhood.
Impact of exercise on body fat is different for boys and girls
The impact of exercise on body fat differs for boys and girls.
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