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Blog of Weight Loss & Obesity Research - Archive #0105.
Watching too much TV is causing some university students to pack on the pounds
Researchers discovered students who reported medium or high television viewership snacked more frequently while watching TV and recognized more advertising than students who were considered low TV viewers.
Brain plays key role in appetite by regulating free radicals
Researchers have found the brain's appetite center uses fat for fuel by involving oxygen free radicals -- molecules associated with aging and neurodegeneration. The findings suggest that antioxidants could play a role in weight control.
Fat around the heart may increase risk of heart attacks
When it comes to risk for a heart attack, having excess fat around the heart may be worse than having a high body mass index or a thick waist
Obesity predisposition traced to the brain's reward system
New research links overeating and obesity with the brain system implicated in pleasure and addictive behaviors strengthening the argument that obesity could be approached as an addictive disorder.
Bariatric patients have 65% lower chance of complications at top hospitals
Bariatric surgery patients treated at highly rated hospitals have, on average, a 65 percent lower chance of experiencing serious complications compared to patients who undergo surgery at poorly rated hospitals
This old healthy house
The age of your neighborhood may influence your risk of obesity. Residents were at less risk of being obese or overweight if they lived in older, walkable neighborhoods -- those that are more densely populated, designed to be pedestrian friendly and have a range of destinations.
Accelerated bone turnover remains after weight loss
When a person is losing a significant amount of weight, they expect to notice changes in their body. However, they may overlook changes happening in their bones.
Study suggests 86 percent of Americans could be overweight or obese by 2030
Most adults in the US will be overweight or obese by 2030, with related health care spending projected to be as much as $956.9 billion
Overweight elderly Americans contribute to financial burdens of the US health care system
The extra Medicare cost associated with overweight elderly people could place a significant burden on taxpayers.
Research says fat friends and poor education helps people think thin
Research by economists finds that people are subconsciously influenced by the weight of those around them.
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