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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0076.
Childhood obesity indicates greater risk of school absenteeism, Penn study reveals
Overweight children are at greater risk of school absenteeism than their normal-weight peers.
Hormone regulates fondness for food
Scientists have discovered that leptin, one of the key hormones responsible for reducing hunger and increasing the feeling of fullness, also controls our fondness for food.
Research shows skeleton to be endocrine organ
Researchers have shown for the first time that the skeleton is an endocrine organ that helps control our sugar metabolism and weight.
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
For patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), the risk of elevated levels of parathyroid hormone (PTH), or hyperparathyroidism, a significant complication that increases the risk of cardiovascular problems and death, increases along with body weight.
Study suggests estrogen deficiency can lead to obesity-induced high blood pressure after menopause
At menopause, women lose hormone protection against heart (cardiovascular) and kidney (renal) diseases, and are likely to become obese.
Diet foods for children may lead to obesity
Diet foods and drinks for children may inadvertently lead to overeating and obesity.
Parents' depression can weigh on children
A parent's struggle with stress or depression can lower a child's quality of life - and it could hinder an overweight youngster's attempts to lose weight, too.
Fat is the new normal, FSU researcher says
American women have gotten fatter as it has become more socially acceptable to carry a few extra pounds.
Maternal obesity prior to pregnancy associated with birth defects
Mothers of babies born with some structural birth defects, including missing limbs, malformed hearts and underdeveloped spinal cords, appear more likely to be obese prior to becoming pregnant than mothers whose children are born without such defects.
Diagnosing obesity prompts action
Simply being diagnosed as obese increases a patient’s likelihood of establishing a treatment plan with their physician, a crucial step in improving health.
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