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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0148.
Childhood obesity link to parents
The relationships between children and their parent of the same gender in the earliest years of life could be the key to understanding why some young people become obese and others do not, new research conducted by the EarlyBird Diabetes Study has shown
Reduced diet thwarts aging, disease in monkeys
The bottom-line message from a decades-long study of monkeys on a restricted diet is simple: Consuming fewer calories leads to a longer, healthier life
Forsyth scientists suggest linkages between obesity and oral bacterial infection
A scientific team has discovered new links between certain oral bacteria and obesity. In a recent study, the researchers demonstrated that the salivary bacterial composition of overweight women differs from non-overweight women. This preliminary work may provide clues to interactions between oral bacteria and the pathology of obesity. This research may help investigators learn new avenues for fighting the obesity epidemic.
Link between obesity and diabetes discovered
A study has proven a critical link between obesity and the onset of Type 2 diabetes, a discovery which could lead to the design of a drug to prevent the disease
Worries about paying bills can cause people to pack on pounds
Stressing out can cause people to gain weight. This new study is believed to be one of the first of its kind to look at the relationship between weight gain and multiple types of stress -- job-related demands, difficulty paying bills, strained family relationships, depression or anxiety disorder -- in the US population
New culprit behind obesity's ill metabolic consequences
Obesity very often leads to insulin resistance, and now researchers have uncovered another factor behind that ill consequence. The newly discovered culprit is a protein, called PEDF for short, that is secreted by fat cells. They also report evidence to suggest that specifically blocking PEDF action may reverse some of the health complications that come with obesity
Overweight kids experience more loneliness, anxiety
As childhood obesity rates continue to increase, experts agree that more information is needed about the implications of being overweight as a step toward reversing current trends. Now, a new study has found that overweight children, especially girls, show signs of the negative consequences of being overweight as early as kindergarten
Lap-band weight-loss surgery can reverse metabolic syndrome in obese teens
A new study of obese adolescents has shown that laparoscopic gastric banding surgery -- the "Lap-Band" procedure -- not only helps them achieve significant weight loss but can also improve and even reverse metabolic syndrome, reducing their risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes
ADA releases updated position paper on vegetarian diets
The American Dietetic Association has released an updated position paper on vegetarian diets that concludes such diets, if well-planned, are healthful and nutritious for adults, infants, children and adolescents and can help prevent and treat chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes
Key to evolutionary fitness: Cut the calories
Charles Darwin postulated that animals eat as much as possible while food is plentiful, and produce as many offspring as this would allow. However, new research shows that, even when food is abundant, intake reaches a limit. The theory is that animals actively limit their energy turnover to maintain a higher level of reproductive success over their lifetime
Super-sleepers could help super-sizers!
Burrowing frogs can survive buried for several years without food or water. Scientists have discovered that the metabolism of their cells changes radically during the dormancy period allowing the frogs to maximize the use of their limited energy resources. This discovery could prove to have important applications in the long term for treating energy-related disorders such as obesity
New gene discovery links obesity to the brain
A variation in a gene that is active in the central nervous system is associated with increased risk for obesity. The research adds to evidence that genes influence appetite and that the brain plays a key role in obesity.
Large-scale analysis finds bariatric surgery relatively safe
Advances in weight-loss surgery have made it as safe as any routine surgical procedure, according to a Duke University Medical Center researcher who reviewed data from nearly 60,000 patients, and found it resulted in low complication and mortality rates
Underweight and extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight
Underweight people and those who are extremely obese die earlier than people of normal weight -- but those who are overweight actually live longer than people of normal weight
Longer life linked to specific foods in Mediterranean diet
Some food groups in the Mediterranean diet are more important than others in promoting health and longer life
Being overweight, obese during early adulthood associated with greater risk of pancreatic cancer
Young adults who are overweight or obese have an increased risk of pancreatic cancer, and being obese at an older age is associated with a lower overall survival rate for patients with pancreatic cancer
University of Hawaii at Manoa professor co-authors article about weight and relationships
Dr. Janet D. Latner, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has co-authored an article on "Weight Stigma in Existing Relationships."
Drinking milk in the morning may help stave off lunchtime hunger
Now there's a new reason for the weight-conscious to drink fat free milk at breakfast time. Researchers in Australia found that drinking fat free milk in the morning helped increase satiety, or a feeling of fullness, and led to decreased calorie intake at the next meal, as compared with a fruit drink. The milk drinkers ate about 50 fewer calories (or nearly 9 percent less food) at lunch.
The battle for CRTC2: How obesity increases the risk for diabetes
Obesity is probably the most important factor in the development of insulin resistance, but science's understanding of the chain of events is still spotty. Now, researchers have filled in the gap and identified the missing link between the two. Their findings explain how obesity sets the stage for diabetes and why thin people can become insulin resistant
3 to 6 months to lose weight gained in pregnancy is normal
Once the baby arrives, many new mothers want to return to their former weight quickly -- just like film stars who appear in the media in bikinis just weeks after giving birth. But women should not put themselves under too much pressure straight away. New research warns that overdoing early weight loss attempts could have a negative impact on breastfeeding
IUPUI study finds living near fast food outlet not a weighty problem for kids
A new study contradicts the conventional wisdom that living near a fast food outlet increases weight in children and that living near supermarkets, which sell fresh fruit and vegetables as well as so called junk food, lowers weight
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