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Weight Loss & Obesity Research Blog - Archive #0086.
Ozone can affect heavier people more
A new study provides the first evidence that people with higher body mass index may have a greater response to ozone than leaner people.
Study suggests link between obesity, poor bone health
Being overweight is a known risk factor for heart disease, diabetes and a host of other health conditions. Now, a study finds that obesity may also be bad for bone health.
Pedometers help people take a step to get active
The pedometer, a small, inexpensive device that counts the number of steps walked per day, could be key to ramping up a person's physical activity.
Study suggests adjusting PSA scores for obese men or cancers may be missed
Doctors may be missing cancers in obese men because the telltale blood marker used to detect the disease can be falsely interpreted as low in this population.
Top researcher argues most physicians aren't prepared to deal with obesity epidemic
The soaring obesity rates across the globe have been called the most critical challenge to public health of the 21st century.
Study links lack of sleep to weight gain for new moms
Study finds moms who sleep only 5 hours have tripled risk of excessive weight at 1 year after baby's birth.
Doubled calorie intake from beverages likely contributes to adult obesity
It's not just sugary sodas that are adding to the obesity crisis. It's fruit drinks, alcohol and a combination of other high-calorie beverages.
A mechanism to explain biological 'cross-talk' between 24-hour body cycle and metabolism
A protein called Rev-erb coordinates the daily cycles of oxygen-carrying heme molecules to maintain the body's correct metabolism.
Long-term pharmacotherapy for obesity and overweight: updated meta-analysis
Patients taking antiobesity drugs will only see 'modest' weight loss and many will remain significantly obese or overweight.
Drug dosages often incorrect for obese patients
Some prescription medications, especially antibiotics, may not be prescribed at the appropriate dosage and could be ineffective for obese patients.
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