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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0136.
Big men more susceptible to atrial fibrillation
Older men who were big during their 20s face an increased risk of suffering from atrial fibrillation, or abnormal heart rhythm. New research reveals that height and weight are both factors
Beverage consumption a bigger factor in weight
When it comes to weight loss, what you drink may be more important than what you eat. Researchers examined the relationship between beverage consumption among adults and weight change and found that weight loss was positively associated with a reduction in liquid calorie consumption and liquid calorie intake had a stronger impact on weight than solid calorie intake
Researchers discover new fat-fighting pathway
Researchers have discovered a process that controls the amount of fat that cells store for use as a back-up energy source. Disruption of this process allows cellular fat to accumulate -- a key factor in age-related metabolic diseases such as obesity and type 2 diabetes
Young vegetarians may have healthier diets but could be at risk for disordered eating behaviors
Although adolescent and young adult vegetarians may eat a healthier diet, there is some evidence that they may be at increased risk for disordered eating behaviors. In a study, researchers observed that among adolescents and young adults that current vegetarians may be at increased risk for binge eating, while former vegetarians may be at increased risk for extreme unhealthful weight control behaviors
Optical illusions: Variety makes us perceive smaller quantities
Here's another reason why dieters should avoid all-you-can-eat buffets: When faced with a large variety of items, consumers tend to underestimate how much of each item is present
Full disclosure: People will make healthier choices if restaurants provide nutritional data
As more and more Americans eat meals outside the home, the country also faces an epidemic of obesity. An association between eating out and weight-related diseases has led to demands for nutritional labeling of restaurant foods. A new study examines the potential benefits of such labeling
Learning curve: Tricks to resist temptation
Here's good news for dieters who face food challenges in the break room every day: A new study shows that our resistance gets a boost after we've just been exposed to similar temptations
Infant weight gain linked to childhood obesity
An ongoing study of pregnant women and their babies has found that rapid weight gain during the first six months of life may place a child at risk for obesity by age three. Researchers studied 559 children, measuring both weight and body length at birth, six months, and three years. They found that sudden gains throughout early infancy influenced later obesity more so than weight at birth
Difference in fat storage may explain lower rate of
liver disease in African-Americans
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