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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0141.
Consumers more likely to identify healthy food using traffic light nutrition labels
Consumers are five times more likely to identify healthy food when they see color-coded traffic light nutrition labels than when labels present the information numerically by showing what percentage of the recommended daily nutrient intake each portion provides
Study in pregnant women suggests probiotics may help ward off obesity
One year after giving birth, women were less likely to have the most dangerous kind of obesity if they had been given probiotics from the first trimester of pregnancy, found new research that suggests manipulating the balance of bacteria in the gut may help fight obesity
Minority groups pick up worst European eating habits
Immigrant populations in Europe face an increased risk of diet-related diseases as they adjust to a "Western" lifestyle,
Extra support helps obese women cycle to and from work
Increased daily exercise can prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obese women, but getting started and maintaining new habits is a challenge. A new study shows that extra support and encouragement can help more women to exercise to and from work
Calorie restriction causes temporal changes in liver metabolism
Moderate calorie restriction causes temporal changes in the liver and skeletal muscle metabolism, whereas moderate weight loss affects muscle. In addition, researchers found that short-term calorie restriction with a low-carbohydrate diet caused a greater change in liver fat content and metabolic function than short-term CR with a high-carbohydrate diet
New data analysis shows possible link between childhood obesity and allergies
A new study indicates there may be yet another reason to reduce childhood obesity -- it may help prevent allergies. The study showed that obese children and adolescents are at increased risk of having some kind of allergy, especially to a food
Women live longer, not better, largely because of obesity and arthritis
Obesity and arthritis that take root during early and middle age significantly contribute to women's decreased quality of life during their senior years
Weight loss competitions produce encouraging results
A study of results from the Shape Up Rhode Island 2007 weight loss competition showed many people can successfully lose weight through such competitions at minimal cost
People of higher socioeconomic status choose better diets -- but pay more per calorie
As people become more educated, studies have demonstrated that they tend to choose foods that are lower in calories but higher in nutrients. They also pay more.
Cancer-obesity link discovery by MSU researchers could aid prevention efforts
A new link between body fat and cancer underscores obesity's health risk and could lead to new cancer treatment and prevention strategies
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