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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0157.
Watching your weight? Beware of skinny friends with big appetites
Thin friends who eat a lot could put your waistline at risk, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, which examines how other peoples' weight and food choices influence how much we eat.
Large fat cells may increase risk of type 2 diabetes in women
Middle-aged women with large abdominal fat cells have a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life compared to women with smaller fat cells. Waist circumference divided by body height can also be used to determine which women are at risk
Nevada professor discovers new way to calculate body's 'Maximum Weight Limit'
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is an index used to determine healthy body weight. But, calculating BMI involves a complex formula, and then charts or online calculators are needed to convert the BMI information to a "healthy weight range." University of Nevada, Reno Professor of Applied Statistics George Fernandez has found a much simpler way of calculating a "Maximum Weight Limit," which closely corresponds to weight recommendations listed on BMI charts
Scientists pinpoint protein link to fat storage
A protein found present in all cells in the body could help scientists better understand how we store fat. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that the protein invadolysin, which is essential for healthy cell division, is present in lipid droplets -- the parts of cells used to store fat.
Weight loss is good for the kidneys
Losing weight may preserve kidney function in obese people with kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology. The findings indicate that taking off the pounds could be an important step kidney disease patients can take to protect their health
Color-coded chart improves parents' understanding of body mass index
A new study shows that parents are more likely to understand a body mass index chart if it's color-coded, like a traffic light, than the standard charts currently in use.
Brain's response to seeing food may be linked to weight loss maintenance
A difference in brain activity patterns may explain why some people are able to maintain a significant weight loss while others regain the weight
Ice cream may target the brain before your hips
Blame your brain for sabotaging your efforts to get back on track after splurging on an extra scoop of ice cream or that second burger during Friday night's football game
Children with fatter midsections at increased risk for cardiovascular disease
Children with more fat around their midsections could be at a higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease later in life, researchers say
Children with emotional difficulties at higher risk for adult obesity
Previous research has shown that low self-esteem and emotional problems are found in people who are overweight or obese -- but not which influences which. Research published today sheds light on this issue showing that children with emotional difficulties are at higher risk for obesity in adult life
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