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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0146.
Widely used body fat measurements overestimate fatness in blacks
The body mass index and waistline measurement overestimate obesity in blacks. The results suggest that conventional methods for estimating body fat may need to become race-specific.
Moderately reduced carbohydrate diet keeps people feeling full longer
A modest reduction in the amount of carbohydrates eaten, without calorie restriction and weight loss, appears to increase a sense of fullness, which may help people eat less
Blocking a muscle growth-limiting hormone protects against obesity and atherosclerosis
Knockout of myostatin, a growth factor that limits muscle growth, can decrease body fat and promote resistance against developing atherosclerosis, or "hardening" of the arteries
Exenatide promotes weight loss when added to diet and exercise
In combination with diet and exercise, the diabetes drug exenatide helped nondiabetic, obese individuals lose over three times more weight than those receiving a placebo, or dummy treatment, for 6 months
Extended or shortened sleep duration linked to weight gain
Body Mass Index varies as a function of habitual sleep duration
Association between obstructive sleep apnea and weight gain found
According to a research abstract, a link exists between the severity of obstructive sleep apnea and weight gain
Hormone therapy plus physical activity reduce belly fat, body fat percentage after menopause
Older women who take hormone therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may get the added benefit of reduced body fat if they are physically active
Brain molecule reduces food intake
Researchers have identified a new appetite suppressant for promoting weight loss that they say works in rodents and may one day be used to develop an effective anti-obesity treatment
Natural hormone offers hope for treatment of the metabolic syndrome
Angiotensin 1-7, a hormone in the body that has cardiovascular benefits, improves the metabolic syndrome in rats, according to a new study.
Fracture risk following bariatric surgery
Mayo Clinic researchers are reporting that persons who undergo bariatric surgery may have a greater chance of experiencing broken bones, especially in their hands and feet. The study is based on a review of nearly 100 surgical cases at Mayo spanning 21 years
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