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Blog of Weight Loss & Obesity Research - Archive #0107.
Obesity in elderly a ticking time bomb for health services
Research has discovered that obesity in later life does not make a substantial difference to risks of death among older people but that it is a major contributor to increased disability in later life -- creating a ticking time bomb for health services in developed countries
Killer carbs -- Monash scientist finds the key to overeating as we age
A Monash University scientist has discovered key appetite control cells in the human brain degenerate over time, causing increased hunger and, potentially, weight gain as we grow older.
Obesity raises risks of serious digestive health concerns
Several scientific studies examine the association between obesity and the risk of colorectal cancer and gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD.
Obese prostate cancer patients may benefit more from brachytherapy
Brachytherapy, also called seed implants, may be a more beneficial treatment than surgery or external beam radiation therapy for overweight or obese prostate cancer patients
New mushroom study shows the power of energy density
Preliminary research suggests increasing intake of low-energy density foods, specifically mushrooms, in place of high-energy-density foods, like lean ground beef, is a strategy for preventing or treating obesity.
Study shows that surgical weight loss does not eliminate obstructive sleep apnea
A study shows that surgical weight loss results in an improvement of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but most patients continue to have moderate to severe OSA one year after undergoing bariatric surgery.
UNC researchers find MSG use linked to obesity
People who use monosodium glutamate, or MSG, as a flavor enhancer in their food are more likely than people who don't use it to be overweight or obese even though they have the same amount of physical activity and total calorie intake
Overweight Hispanic children at significant risk for pre-diabetes, according to new USC study
A study by researchers at the University of Southern California found that overweight Hispanic children are at significant risk for pre-diabetes, a condition marked by higher than normal blood glucose levels that are not yet high enough for a diagnosis of diabetes.
Losing weight soon after type 2 diabetes diagnosis doubles positive outcomes
A four-year study found that people who lost weight in the 18 months after a type 2 diabetes diagnosis were up to twice as likely to have better control of their blood pressure and blood sugar, and were more likely to maintain that control even if they later regained their weight
Parents shape whether their children learn to eat fruits and vegetables
To combat the increasing problem of childhood obesity, researchers are studying how to get preschoolers to eat more fruits and vegetables. One way is early home interventions -- teaching parents how to create an environment where children reach for a banana instead of potato chips
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