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Blog of Weight Loss & Obesity Research - Archive #0106.
Scientists measure connection between the built environment and obesity in baby boomers
Results showed significant associations among built-environment factors and the prevalence of overweight/obesity and various forms of physical activity in middle-aged and older adults.
Scientists identify another piece of the weight-control puzzle
As scientists investigate the brain's intricate neurocircuitry, they are forming a clearer picture of the myriad events that lead to weight loss and weight gain.
Obesity genes revealed
A study of 228 women has revealed genetic variants responsible for body shape. Research identifies natural variation in the human LAMA5 gene as a key determinant of weight.
PSA screening may be biased against obese men, leading to more aggressive prostate cancers
Testing men for elevated levels of prostate-specific antigen in the blood - the gold standard screening test for prostate cancer - may be biased against obese men, whose PSA levels tend to be deceptively low. This bias may be creating more aggressive cancers by delaying diagnosis
Jeers of peers may affect adolescent adjustment
A University of Cincinnati researcher suggests that the struggles of adolescence can be particularly painful for children who also struggle with obesity.
Invest in your family's health by budgeting for nutrient-rich foods
Times are tough for many families and schools-- so those food dollars need to work hard by providing plenty of nutrition. Many nutrient-rich foods such as milk, are a good economic and nutritional value because they pack in many essential nutrients at a low cost per serving.
Adults who eat eggs for breakfast lose 65 percent more weight
Eating two eggs for breakfast, as part of a reduced-calorie diet, helps overweight adults lose more weight and feel more energetic than those who eat a bagel breakfast of equal calories.
People who are obese may carry asthma trait
A new study suggests that people who are obese with asthma may carry a specific trait or phenotype that causes them to have poorer asthma control than people who are not obese with asthma.
2 years old -- a childhood obesity tipping point?
This study finds that obese children begin weight gain as infants, with more than half becoming obese before two years of age
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption Is Low among Black Men
Despite efforts to stress the importance of eating fruits and vegetables, daily consumption of these foods among men remains low, particularly among black men
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