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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0080.
A Dietary Quality Comparison of Popular Weight Loss Diets
The Alternate Healthy Eating Index measures and compares factors in a person’s diet that are strongly linked to reducing risk for cardiovascular disease.
'Bad carbs' not the enemy, University of Virginia professor finds
The latest common wisdom on carbohydrates claims that eating so-called "bad" carbohydrates will make you fat, but University of Virginia professor challenges that view.
Study fuels debate over whether exercise and body size influence ovarian cancer risk
A new study adds fuel to the debate over whether being fat or inactive affects the risk of developing ovarian cancer.
New drug makes weight loss safer
Dr. Nir Barak of TAU has adapted a well-known drug used to treat vertigo for a new purpose: to treat obesity without dangerous side effects.
Hormone-driven effects on eating, stress mediated by same brain region
A hormone system linked to reducing food consumption appears to do so by increasing stress-related behaviors.
Children obese due to a host of unhealthy pressures
Unhealthy options and pressures influence nearly every part of children's daily lives.
Weight gain between first and second pregnancies associated with increased odds of male second child
Mothers who experienced an increase in weight from the beginning of the first pregnancy to the beginning of the second pregnancy may be slightly more likely to give birth to a baby boy during their second pregnancy.
Brain system serves as 'remote control' for fat metabolism
A system in the brain already known to regulate food intake also serves as a direct "remote control" for the way fat is stored and metabolized in the body.
Quick-burning carbs may cause fatty liver
The obesity epidemic has spawned not just diabetes, but another serious public health problem: a surge in fatty liver disease, which can lead to cirrhosis and liver failure.
Does being overweight in old age cause memory problems?
While obesity has been shown to contribute to high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, being overweight in old age does not lead to memory problems.
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