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Blog of Weight Loss, Dieting & Obesity Research - Archive #0161.
Pitt study shows linkage between teen girls' weight and sexual behavior
A study sheds new light on the relationship between race, body weight and sexual behavior among adolescent girls. The results suggest that a girl's ethnicity and her actual weight or perception of her weight may play a role in her participation in risky sexual behaviors.
Exercise keeps dangerous visceral fat away a year after weight loss, finds UAB study
A study conducted by finds that as little as 80 minutes a week of aerobic or resistance training helps not only to prevent weight gain, but also to inhibit a regain of harmful visceral fat one year after weight loss.
Use of antipsychotic medications by children and adolescents associated with significant weight gain
Many pediatric and adolescent patients who received second-generation antipsychotic medications experienced significant weight gain, along with varied adverse effects on cholesterol and triglyceride levels and other metabolic measures
Study finds chewing gum can help lower calorie intake and increase energy expenditure
New research from University of Rhode Island presented at The Obesity Society's 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting shows the role of chewing sugar-free gum, such as Wrigley's Extra, in helping to reduce calorie intake at lunch and increase energy expenditure among individuals in a laboratory setting.
Losing while cruising to the store
Contrary to what you might believe, living near a variety of restaurants, convenience stores, supermarkets and even fast food outlets actually lowers your risk for obesity, according to a new study from the University of Utah. Surprisingly, people who live more than a half mile away from any food outlets are the ones who tend to be fatter.
Moderate amounts of protein per meal found best for building muscle
recent study by UTMB metabolism researchers shows that only about the first 30 grams (just over one ounce) of dietary protein consumed in a meal actually produce muscle.
Location of body fat affects risk of blood clots in men, women
The risk of life-threatening blood clots increases with obesity, but may also depend on the location of excess body fat and gender. Women are at higher risk when they carry extra pounds on their hips, while men are at elevated risk when fat is around the waist. The results challenge research that has suggested increased hip circumference is protective against blood clots.
Partners in weight loss success may help African-Americans shed more pounds
Enrolling in a weight loss program with a family member or friend appears to enhance weight loss among African-Americans, but only if the involved partner attends sessions frequently or also loses weight
Obesity may hinder optimal control of blood pressure and cholesterol
Obese patients taking medications to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol levels are less likely to reach recommended targets for these cardiovascular disease risk factors than their normal weight counterparts
Long-term treatment with proton pump inhibitor can increase weight
A clinical research team from Japan examined the effects of long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy on body weight (BW) and body mass index in patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). They concluded long-term PPI treatment was associated with BW gain in patients with GERD. Reflux patients receiving PPI should be encouraged to manage BW through lifestyle modifications.
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