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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0116.
UNC study: Text messaging may help children fight off obesity
A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that cell phone text messaging could be used to reduce children's chances of becoming overweight or obese later in life, by helping them monitor and modify their own behaviors now
Brisk walk could help chocoholics stop snacking
Researchers have found that a walk of just fifteen minutes can reduce chocolate cravings. The benefits of exercise in helping people manage dependencies on nicotine and other drugs have previously been recognized. Now, for the first time, newly-published research shows that the same may be true for food cravings
Fatty diet during pregnancy makes new cells in fetal brain that cause early onset obesity
A study in rats shows that exposure to a high-fat diet during pregnancy produces permanent changes in the offspring's brain that lead to overeating and obesity early in life.
Obese kids' artery plaque similar to middle-aged adults
The plaque buildup in the neck arteries of obese children or those with high cholesterol is similar to levels in middle-aged adults. Using ultrasound images, researchers equated the "vascular age" to be 45 years old in these children
New study finds obese women more impulsive than other females
A new study finds that obese women display significantly weaker impulse control than normal weight women
Study shows direct link between leptin and obesity-related cardiovascular disease
Obese people who don't have high cholesterol or diabetes might think they're healthy – despite the extra pounds. But new research suggests that obesity raises levels of the hormone leptin, which can be as big a threat to the cardiovascular system as cholesterol
Eliminating soda from school diets does not affect overall consumption
With childhood obesity increasing, school administrators and public health officials are reducing availability of sugar-sweetened beverages in schools. In a study, researchers found that reduction or elimination of SSB from school menus has little effect on total consumption by adolescents.
Study assesses potential health complications for obese kidney donors
Individuals who are obese face certain risks when donating their kidneys, but their kidney function remains strong one year later
Completely novel action of insulin unveiled
A Ph.D. student has uncovered an important piece in the puzzle of how insulin works, a problem that has plagued researchers for more than 50 years. This finding brings us one step closer to explaining exactly how insulin prompts fat and muscle cells to absorb glucose
Maternal obesity can program fetal brain to induce adult-onset obesity
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that fetuses of obese mother rats were programmed in utero to develop obesity in adulthood
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