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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0122.
Group treatment may help children achieve healthier weights
Children who participated in family-based or parent-only group weight-management programs were not as overweight after six months as children in a control group
Obesity increases lymphedema risk for breast cancer survivors
Throughout the world, 10 million breast cancer survivors have a lifetime risk for developing lymphedema, a chronic condition that involves swelling of the limbs and impacts physical and psychosocial health. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that the risk of developing lymphedema is 40 percent to 60 percent higher in women with body mass index classified as overweight or obese compared to normal weight women. The researchers recommend increased health education for breast cancer survivors
Lean muscle mass helps even obese patients battle cancer
Lean muscle-mass may give even obese people an advantage in battling cancer, a University of Alberta study shows.
Fast food meals are smaller, have fewer calories than food served at restaurants
A new study in the Review of Agricultural Economics compares fast food and table service meals at restaurants
Women double fruit, veggie intake with switch to Mediterranean diet plan
In a new study led by the University of Michigan Health System, women more than doubled their fruit and vegetable intakes and dramatically increased their consumption of 'good' fats when they were counseled by registered dietitians and provided with a list of guidelines on the amount of certain foods they should eat each day
Low-glycemic diet shows greater improvement in glycemic control than high-fiber diet
Persons with type 2 diabetes who had a diet high in low-glycemic foods such as nuts, beans and lentils had greater improvement in glycemic control and risk factors for coronary heart disease than persons on a diet with an emphasis on high-cereal fiber
The virtue of variety: More options can lead to healthier choices
Could longer menus lead people to choose salads over French fries? According to a new study, people who choose from a large variety of menu items are more likely to make healthy choices than people who choose from shorter lists
Slippery slope: 1 tiny truffle can trigger desire for more treats
Indulging in just one small chocolate truffle can induce cravings for more sugary and fatty foods -- and even awaken a desire for high-end status products
Higher levels of obesity-related hormone found in patients with psoriasis
Patients with the skin disease psoriasis appear more likely to have higher levels of leptin (a hormone produced by fat cells that may contribute to obesity and other metabolic abnormalities) than persons without psoriasis
Breathing problems during sleep associated with calories burned at rest
Individuals with sleep-related breathing disorders appear to burn more calories when resting as their conditions become more severe
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