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Blog of Weight Loss & Obesity Research - Archive #0113.
'Western' diet increases heart attack risk globally
A study that examined various dietary patterns suggests that the typical Western diet -- fried foods, salty snacks and meat -- accounts for about 30 percent of heart attack risk across the globe. A diet high in fruits and vegetables was associated with a lower risk of heart attack. A diet high in tofu and soy did not affect heart attack risk
4 in 10 parents wrong on whether their child is under or overweight
More than four in 10 parents with underweight and overweight children mistakenly believe their children are in the average weight range, according to University of Melbourne research
Waste from gut bacteria helps host control weight, UT Southwestern researchers report
A single molecule in the intestinal wall, activated by the waste products from gut bacteria, plays a large role in controlling whether the host animals are lean or fatty, a research team has found in a mouse study
Scientists from Granada find a potential treatment to prevent diabetes and obesity
The treatment is based on a molecule, interleukin-6, with a high presence in obese and diabetic people. Experimental results show an improvement in insuline sensitivity and in the absorption of glucose, as well as an increase in the expression of important genes related to the metabolism of fats
Fructose sets table for weight gain without warning
Eating too much fructose can induce leptin resistance, a condition that can easily lead to becoming overweight when combined with a high-fat, high-calorie diet, according to a new study with rats. This is the first study to show that leptin resistance can develop as a result of high fructose consumption and that leptin resistance can develop silently, that is, with little indication that it is happening
Black patients with chronic pain less likely to have obesity assessed
Researchers have found that black patients with chronic pain were less likely to have their weight or body mass index recorded, even though they are at higher risk for having obesity when compared with their white counterparts
Obese teenagers face higher metabolic syndrome risk in South America than Europe
A high percentage of obese teenagers who took part in a two country study had metabolic syndrome, a worldwide merging health problem that can lead to heart disease. The rates were highest among boys, particularly in Brazil where a third suffered from the condition.
Selecting appropriate massive weight loss patients for body contouring critical
The importance of pre-operative screening for patients seeking body contouring after massive weight loss will be assessed in three studies presented at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Plastic Surgery 2008 conference
UCI study shows how fatty foods curb hunger
Fatty foods may not be the healthiest diet choice, but those rich in unsaturated fats -- such as avocados, nuts and olive oil -- have been found to play a pivotal role in sending this important message to your brain: stop eating, you're full.
Olive oil ingredient ups the time between meals
A fatty acid found in abundance in olive oil and other "healthy" unsaturated fats has yet another benefit: it helps keep the body satisfied to prolong the time between meals
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