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Blog of Weight Loss & Obesity Research - Archive #0097.
Obesity worsens impact of asthma
Obesity can worsen the impact of asthma and may also mask its severity in standard tests, according to researchers in New Zealand, who studied lung function in asthmatic women with a range of body mass indexes.
Physical activity, healthy eating and BMI not linked in older teens
Contrary to what many researchers expect, physically active older teens don't necessarily eat a healthier diet than their less-active contemporaries. And there appeared to be no link between body mass index values and levels of physical activity
Better-educated women are a healthier weight
A new comparison of multi-national data reveals that highly-educated women have a healthier average weight than less-educated women.
Body image program reduces onset of obesity and eating disorders
Oregon Research Institute scientist Eric Stice, Ph.D. and his colleagues have found that their obesity prevention program reduced the risk for onset of eating disorders by 61 percent and obesity by 55 percent in young women.
Aspirin-like compounds increase insulin secretion in otherwise healthy obese people
Aspirin-like compounds can claim another health benefit: increasing the amount of insulin produced by otherwise healthy obese people.
How to stop regaining weight? That's the real question
The inability to manage weight gain and weight regain throughout life is helping to fuel the obesity epidemic in adults and children throughout Europe.
Obesity, inactivity as common among cancer survivors as rest of Canadians
New research shows that many cancer survivors in Canada are overweight and inactive, which could put them at risk for health problems, including their cancer returning.
Your belly fat could be making you hungrier
The extra fat we carry around our middle could be making us hungrier, so we eat more, which in turn leads to even more belly fat. Abdominal fat tissue can reproduce a hormone that stimulates fat cell production.
How and where fat is stored predicts disease risk better than weight
A new study in mice indicates that overeating, rather than the obesity it causes, is the trigger for developing metabolic syndrome.
Obese women disadvantaged in both breast cancer treatment and diagnosis
Obese women with breast cancer have worse disease outcomes and also tend to present to their doctor for the first time with more advanced disease.
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