Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Blog
© Copyright 2004 - 2011 , Trevor Johnson.
Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0158.
Scientists find obesity alone does not cause arthritis in animals
The link between obesity and osteoarthritis may be more than just the wear and tear on the skeleton caused by added weight. A Duke University study has found that the absence of the appetite hormone leptin can determine whether obese mice experience arthritis, no matter how heavy they are.
Linking weight loss to less sleep apnea
While doctors have long advised overweight/obese patients with sleep apnea to lose weight, there has been little scientific evidence to prove the link. But a new study led by Temple University has found that those who lost weight were three times more likely to have virtually no sleep apnea episodes after one year.
Study finds intervention program increases kids' healthy eating, reduces screen time
A new study found that a family, school and community intervention program helps children live healthier lives and could be a new tool in the fight against the nation's childhood obesity epidemic.
Social background weighs heavily on teenage diet
Teenagers' attitudes to diet and weight are shaped by their social class. Policymakers have long insisted on the importance of understanding young people's health and eating habits but this is the first study to show how everyday practices and perceptions of different social classes contribute to variation in the diet, weight and health of teenagers.
Excess body weight causes over 124,000 new cancers a year in Europe
At least 124,000 new cancers in 2008 in Europe may have been caused by excess body weight, according to estimates from a new modeling study. The proportion of cases of new cancers attributable to a body mass index of 25kg/m2 or more were highest among women and in central European countries such as the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovenia and Bulgaria
Personality traits influencing weight loss
Being too optimistic could harm weight loss efforts. Research reveals the psychological characteristics that may contribute to weight loss.
Researchers identify new brain pathway for regulating weight and bone mass
Contrary to the prevailing view, the hormone leptin, which is critical for normal food intake and metabolism, appears to regulate bone mass and suppress appetite by acting mainly through serotonin pathways in the brain. This new finding contradicts the view that leptin acts primarily in the hypothalamus.
High-sugar diet increases men's blood pressure; gout drug protective
Just two weeks on a high-fructose diet raises blood pressure in men. A drug used to treat gout seems to protect against that blood pressure increase and some aspects of metabolic syndrome.
New links among alcohol abuse, depression, obesity in young women found
There is new evidence that depression, obesity and alcohol abuse or dependency are interrelated conditions among young adult women but not men
Obesity hinders chemotherapy treatment in children with leukemia
Obesity is an important factor contributing to chemotherapy resistance and increasing relapse rates among children with leukemia
Weight Loss Information & Site Map:
DietWords.com's Weight Loss & Dieting website fully complies with BestPrac.Org's Anti-Spam Principles of Best Practice and participates in and supports numerous other initiatives to stop spam globally.