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Blog of Weight Loss & Obesity Research - Archive 0098.
Obese patients face increased risks for infection and dislocation following revision hip surgery
Obesity is a leading risk factor for osteoarthritis, a painful and disabling joint disease.
MIT study suggests caution on new anti-obesity drug in kids
Anti-obesity drugs that work by blocking brain molecules similar to those in marijuana could also interfere with neural development in young children
Too much or too little weight gain poses risks to pregnant mothers, babies
Women who gain more or less than recommended amounts of weight during pregnancy are likely to increase the risk of problems for both themselves and their child
Obesity linked to increased risk for dementia
Obesity may increase adults' risk for having dementia.
Obesity can increase dementia risk by up to 80 percent
Obesity increases the risk of dementia in general by 42 percent, Alzheimer's by 80 percent and vascular dementia by 73 percent. Being underweight increases the general dementia risk by 36 percent.
Study suggests caution on a new anti-obesity drug in children
A new class of anti-obesity drugs that suppresses appetite by blocking cannabinoid receptors in the brain could also suppress the adaptive rewiring of the brain necessary for neural development in children, studies with mice have indicated.
Hunger hormone: Makes food more attractive
A new brain-imaging study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University reveals that ghrelin -- a stomach hormone, acts on specific regions of the brain to enhance our response to food related cues and eating for pleasure.
Gene sequence that can make half of us fatter is discovered
A gene sequence linked to an expanding waist line, weight gain and a tendency to develop type 2 diabetes has been discovered.
Advertisements saying dairy products help you lose weight are misleading
There have been recent claims that dairy products can help people lose weight, and the dairy industry has hyped the assertion by investing millions of dollars in commercial advertising.
Study in 7,000 men and women ties obesity, inflammatory proteins to heart failure risk
Heart specialists report what is believed to be the first wide-scale evidence linking severe overweight to prolonged inflammation of heart tissue and the subsequent damage leading to failure of the body's blood-pumping organ.
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