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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0081.
Some obese patients more likely to return to work following gastric bypass surgery
Obese Medicaid patients who undergo Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery may be more likely to return to work than obese Medicaid patients who do not undergo the surgery.
Research needed to overcome bariatric surgery objections
Bariatric surgery has become more acceptable, but additional research is needed to demonstrate to insurance companies and the public that it is the best long-term treatment for obesity.
Obesity strongest risk factor for colorectal cancer among women; greater than smoking
Research found that obesity, among other important risk factors, was the strongest risk factor for colorectal cancer in women.
Genes may make some people more motivated to eat, perhaps overeat
Science has found one likely contributor to the way that some folks eat to live and others live to eat.
Enzyme promotes fat formation
The enzyme TPPII may contribute to obesity by stimulating the formation of fat cells.
Why it is impossible for some to 'just say no'
Drug abuse, crime and obesity are but a few of the problems our nation faces, but they all have one thing in common—people’s failure to control their behavior in the face of temptation.
Obesity boosts gullet cancer risk 6-fold
Obese people are six times as likely to develop gullet (esophageal) cancer as people of "healthy" weight.
Programs show short-term benefits in helping children maintain weight loss
Children who lost weight were able to keep it off more effectively by participating in maintenance treatment programs that emphasized behavioral skills or social facilitation, although the effectiveness lessened over time.
'Healthy' restaurants help make us fat
The "health halos" of healthy restaurants often prompt consumers to treat themselves to higher-calorie side dishes, drinks or desserts than when they eat at fast-food restaurants that make no health claims.
Stop eating for two: obese moms-to-be should gain less weight than currently recommended
Severely obese women should lose weight during pregnancy, while obese women who are pregnant should gain less weight than currently recommended.
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