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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0123.
Study links obesity to elevated risk of ovarian cancer
A new epidemiological study has found that among women who have never used menopausal hormone therapy, obese women are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women of normal weight.
Can't chalk it up to 'baby fat'
Despite recent widespread media attention given to studies that have indicated one-third of American children have a weight problem, a new study shows just one-third of children who are overweight or obese actually receive that diagnosis by a pediatrician. The study also stresses that this failure to diagnose appears to mostly impact children who may most greatly benefit from early intervention
Nutrigenomics -- developing personalized diets for disease prevention
The emerging field of nutrigenomics, which aims to identify the genetic factors that influence the body's response to diet and studies how the bioactive constituents of food affect gene expression, is explored in a series of provocative, interdisciplinary reports and analyses in the December 2008 special issue
Another reason to avoid high-fat diet -- it can disrupt our biological clock
Indulgence in a high-fat diet can not only lead to overweight because of excessive calorie intake, but also can affect the balance of circadian rhythms -- everyone's 24-hour biological clock
Minimizing obesity's impact on ovarian cancer survival
A new study showed that when actual body weight was used in chemo dosing for epithelial ovarian cancer, the overall survival is 40 months for non-obese patients and 47 months for obese patients, not a significant difference. Similar outcomes are seen in obese and non-obese cancer survivors being monitored for recurrence of their ovarian cancer. Earlier studies found obesity as a negative indicator.
Nutritious fast-food kids' meals are scarce
Only three percent of kids' meals served at fast-food restaurants met federal dietary guidelines in the first study to examine the nutrient quality of such meals in a major US metropolitan market. The small percentage of meals that did meet dietary guidelines included fruit as a side dish and milk, and nearly all were deli-sandwich meals
Augsburg: Weight issues in children starting school
Immigrant children have a greater risk of obesity and being overweight. This is the result of a study from Augsburg with 2,306 children examined upon starting school. The doctors recorded not only the age, sex, weight and height of the children, but also their native language.
When it's not just baby weight
Researchers led by Temple University's Jennifer Fisher have found that women with a poor perception of their weight were up to seven times more likely to gain excess weight over their pregnancies.
Leptin's long-distance call to the pancreas
As Hinoi, et al. show, the fat-derived hormone leptin enlists the sympathetic nervous system to prevent bone-making cells from releasing a molecule that prods the pancreas to discharge insulin.
Eating at buffets plus not exercising equals obesity in rural America
In small towns in the Midwestern United States, people who eat out often at buffets and cafeterias and who perceive their community to be unpleasant for physical activity are more likely to be obese
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