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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0160.
Physicians have less respect for obese patients
Doctors have less respect for their obese patients than they do for patients of normal weight, a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The findings raise questions about whether negative physician attitudes about obesity could be affecting the long-term health of their heavier patients.
Phytochemicals in plant-based foods could help battle obesity, disease
In a small study of 54 young adults, researchers found eating more plant-based foods, which are rich in substances called phytochemicals, seems to prevent oxidative stress in the body, a process associated with obesity and the onset of disease.
El Paso County serves as a model for obesity prevention
Researchers found the obesity prevention efforts in the El Paso region were the most effective in Texas in decreasing the prevalence of childhood obesity.
Obese women gain too much weight in pregnancy, then retain weight a year later
Obese women gain more than the recommended amount during pregnancy then retain added weight one year postpartum. This is the largest US study to examine the relationship between excessive weight gain during pregnancy and weight retention specifically in pregnant women who are obese. The study of 1,656 obese women found most gained too much weight during pregnancy, then kept on 40 percent of the weight one year after they gave birth.
Think what you eat: Studies point to cellular factors linking diet and behavior
New research released today is affirming a long-held maxim: you are what you eat -- and, more to the point, what you eat has a profound influence on the brain. The findings offer insight into the neurobiological factors behind the obesity epidemic in the United States and other developed countries. The findings exposed changes in brain chemistry due to diet and weight gain
Redefining obesity's health risks
The body mass index has long been the yardstick in deciding who is at risk because of their weight. Recent studies however point towards a more sophisticated approach to the issue.
'Superobesity,' chronic disease burden associated with risk of death following bariatric surgery
Veterans classified as superobese and those with a higher chronic disease burden appear more likely to die within a year of having bariatric surgery
Be overweight and live longer
Contrary to what was previously assumed, overweight is not increasing the overall death rate in the German population.
Improved diet and exercise alone unlikely to cure obstructive sleep apnea in obese patients
A study in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that while a strict diet and exercise program may benefit obese patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, it is unlikely to eliminate the condition
How does media exposure affect self-esteem in overweight and underweight women?
Overweight women's self-esteem plummets when they view photographs of models of any size, according to a new study in Journal of Consumer Research. And underweight women's esteem increases, regardless of models' size.
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