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Blog of Weight Loss & Obesity Research - Archive #0099.
Obesity and unhealthy lifestyles linked to more complex urinary problems
Obesity, unhealthy lifestyles and lower social economic status have been linked to more complex urinary problems in a survey of 5,506 men and women.
Gastric bypass surgery restores sexual function in morbidly obese men
Losing weight may help resolve erectile dysfunction in obese men.
Mouse study: When it comes to living longer, it's better to go hungry than go running
A study investigating aging in mice has found that hormonal changes that occur when mice eat significantly less may help explain an already established phenomenon: a low calorie diet can extend the lifespan of rodents, a benefit that even regular exercise does not achieve.
Genetic variation linked to sugary food
A new study finds that individuals with a specific genetic variation consistently consume more sugary foods. The study offers the first evidence of the role that a variation in the GLUT2 gene - a gene that controls sugar entry into the cells - has on sugar intake, and may help explain individual preferences for foods high in sugar.
Yerkes researchers find link between psychological stress and overeating
Researchers found socially subordinate female rhesus macaques over consume calorie-rich foods, resulting in accelerated weight gain and an increase in fat-derived hormones. The study is a critical step in understanding the psychological basis for the sharp increase in obesity across all age groups since the mid-1970s.
Expanded food and nutrition program shows $10 benefit for each $1 spent
A program to teach low-income adults about healthy food choices is a good bargain in terms of the health and economic benefits achieved
Novel mechanisms controlling insulin release and fat deposition discovered
Scientists have shown that a receptor called ALK7 plays important roles in the regulation of body fat deposition as well as the release of insulin from beta-cells in the pancreas.
Sweeping analysis of research reinforces strong media influence on women's body image
Researchers found that exposure to media depicting ultra-thin actresses and models significantly increased women’s concerns about their bodies, including how dissatisfied they felt and their likelihood of engaging in unhealthy eating behaviors, such as excessive dieting.
Study supports reason for concern in childhood and adolescent obesity
Study indicates that childhood and adolescent obesity negatively impacts vascular endothelial function, which relates to cardiac health.
New technique determines the number of fat cells remains constant in all body types
The number of fat cells in a human's body, whether lean or obese, is established during the teenage years. Changes in fat mass in adulthood can be attributed mainly to changes in fat cell volume, not an increase in the actual number of fat cells.
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