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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0074.
Losing weight after pregnancy -- diet and exercise better than diet alone
Preliminary evidence suggests that a combination of dieting and exercise is a more effective way of losing weight after pregnancy than dieting alone.
Obesity: Lentils better than white bread for dieting
You have a greater possibility of losing weight if you eat a diet that is high in foods like lentils that release energy slowly once they have been consumed, rather than one that is high in foods that rapidly release sugar into the blood stream such as white bread.
Pediatricians say advice to obese kids and families falls on deaf ears
Pediatricians who talk to obese patients and their families about losing weight feel their conversation makes little difference in encouraging a lifestyle change.
Aggressive efforts needed to curb maternal obesity
Most women get it - smoking and drinking don't mix with pregnancy, but not so with excess weight before and during pregnancy.
New blood test might offer early warning of deep belly fat
Measuring levels of a chemical found in blood offers the best indicator yet of the amount of fat surrounding abdominal organs.
Obesity rates continue to climb in the United States
By 2015, 75 percent of adults will be overweight; 41 percent will be obese.
Scientists find brown fat master switch
Researchers have identified a long-sought "master switch" in mice for the production of brown fat, a type of adipose tissue that generates heat and counters obesity caused by overeating.
A spoonful of sugar helps your waistline go down
New study challenges conventional thinking that high carbohydrate, low fat slimming plan should contain little or no added sugar (sucrose).
Protein's role in lipid absorption may be important to future weight-loss strategies
Researchers have found that a protein absorbs lipids in the upper part of the intestine, and they believe its key role in this process may provide a novel approach for obesity treatment in the future.
New study on the effect of dietary counseling for weight loss
A new study of the effect of dietary counseling for weight loss finds that, on average, dietary counseling has resulted in weight loss of approximately 6 percent of initial body weight (approximately 10-15 pounds) after one year, compared with people not involved in formal weight loss programs.
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