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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0070.
'Energy Up' demonstrates success as obesity intervention program for inner-city girls
The health brief titled,"Energy Up" A Novel Approach to the Weight Management of Inner-City Teens," describes the positive results of this school-based, nutrition and fitness pilot program.
'Supersize me' mice research offers grim warning for America's fast food consumers
New Saint Louis University research presented this week found fatty liver disease and signs of type 2 diabetes after only four weeks of a high-fat, high-sugar diet.
Emory University researchers find persistent and severe asthma associated with obesity
After analyzing results of a survey of more than 3,000 adults with asthma, researchers have found that obese patients with asthma are more likely to have severe asthma when compared to those who are not overweight.
Healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help delay disability
Maintaining a healthy body weight throughout adulthood may help prevent or delay the onset of physical disability as we age
Scavenger cells may have role blocking obesity
Macrophages - the scavenger cells of the body's immune system - are known as troublemakers for the role they play in obesity, but researchers have found that the cells can also be saviors when it comes to metabolism.
Parents and schools, major factors in China obesity boom
A study of high schools in China has found community, school and household factors have a major impact on obesity in adolescents.
Clock gene plays role in weight gain, study finds
Scientists have discovered that a gene that participates in the regulation of the body's biological rhythms may also be a major control in regulating metabolism.
Low physical activity can improve fitness levels for sedentary, overweight postmenopausal women
New research indicates that even small amounts of physical activity, approximately 75 minutes a week, can help improve the fitness levels for postmenopausal women who are sedentary and overweight or obese.
Low-glycemic load diet may be more effective for dieters with certain insulin response patterns
Overweight individuals who secrete insulin at a higher level may experience greater weight loss by selecting a low-glycemic load diet
Obesity increases risk of injury on the job
Having a body mass index (BMI) in the overweight or obese range increases the risk of traumatic workplace injury.
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