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Study: Mediterranean diet deters overeating
Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? (2019-04-23)
Is state medicaid expansion associated with changes in low birth weight, preterm births?
This observational study examined whether state Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act was associated with changes in low birth weight and preterm birth both overall and by race/ethnicity. (2019-04-23)
Marijuana users weigh less, defying the munchies
New evidence from Michigan State University suggests that those who smoke cannabis, or marijuana, weigh less compared to adults who don't. (2019-04-19)
Genetic variants that protect against obesity could aid new weight loss medicines
Around four million people in the UK carry genetic variants that protect them from obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge. (2019-04-18)
Celebrity fat shaming has ripple effects on women's implicit anti-fat attitudes
Comparing 20 instances of celebrity fat-shaming with women's implicit attitudes about weight before and after the event, psychologists from McGill University found that instances of celebrity fat-shaming were associated with an increase in women's implicit negative weight-related attitudes. (2019-04-15)
SRC-1 gene variants linked to human obesity
Researchers have discovered how the gene SRC-1 affects body weight control. (2019-04-12)
Growth hormone acts to prevent weight loss
A Brazilian study shows that, like leptin, growth hormone contributes directly to energy conservation when the body loses weight. (2019-04-12)
Microbiome of baby's first stool is associated with overweight at age 3 years
New research presented at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16) shows that the early microbiome (population of gut bacteria) in newborn babies is able to predict the risk of the child subsequently becoming overweight. (2019-04-12)
Intestinal helminths boost fat burning: Japanese investigators show how
Intestinal infection with helminths -- a class of worm-like parasites -- prevented weight gain in laboratory mice on a high-fat diet. (2019-04-08)
Online tool encourages healthy weight gain during pregnancy
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of obesity in both mothers and babies. (2019-04-08)
Analysis identifies patients most at risk for weight regain after bariatric surgery
In the years following bariatric surgery, a person's overall eating behaviors and the amount of time spent watching television, playing video games and using a computer for recreation are a better indication of long-term weight loss success than specific weight control practices like counting calories. (2019-04-04)
Defining obesity in children should be based on health issues, not just BMI
Details of the study called the Canadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR). (2019-04-02)
Excess body weight before 50 is associated with higher risk of dying from pancreatic cancer
Excess weight before age 50 may be more strongly associated with pancreatic cancer mortality risk than excess weight at older ages, according to results of a study presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2019, March 29-April 3. (2019-03-31)
CU Anschutz study reveals exercise is more critical than diet to maintain weight loss
The study showed successful weight-loss maintainers rely on physical activity to remain in energy balance (rather than chronic restriction of dietary intake) to avoid weight regain. (2019-03-29)
Liquid meal replacements contributed to greater weight loss than low-calorie diets: review
Liquid meal replacements helped overweight diabetes patients lose an average of about five pounds more than others who tried a conventional low-calorie diet, according to a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. (2019-03-28)
On the keto diet? Ditch the cheat day, says UBC study
The often embraced 'cheat day' is a common theme in many diets and the popular ketogenic diet is no exception. (2019-03-27)
Drexel study: Smartphone app detects diet cheat
According to a recent study, led by Evan Forman, PhD, a psychology professor in Drexel University's College of Arts and Sciences, a first-of-its-kind smartphone app called OnTrack can predict ahead of time when users are likely to lapse in their weight loss plan and help them stay on track. (2019-03-27)
Females respond poorly to ketogenic weight loss diet in an animal model
The ketogenic diet recently has been touted for weight loss and improving blood sugar control, but a new study finds that females fail to show these metabolic benefits on this high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet. (2019-03-24)
CPAP machine improves weight loss in dieting adults with obesity, sleep apnea
When trying to lose weight by cutting calories, people who have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in addition to obesity can lose more weight if they treat their sleep disorder with an overnight CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machine. (2019-03-23)
For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches
For migraine sufferers with obesity, losing weight can decrease headaches and improve quality of life, researchers from Italy and the United States report. (2019-03-23)
Generic weight-loss drug may be safe and effective for long-term treatment
An inexpensive weight-loss drug approved 60 years ago for only short-term use also may be safe and effective for longer-term treatment, according to a study conducted by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Health and the Patient Outcomes Research to Advance Learning (PORTAL) network. (2019-03-22)
Generic advice doesn't help patients drop pounds
When it comes to losing weight, doctors' messages to their patients can make a powerful difference, according to new research from Duke University. (2019-03-20)
Moderate muscle strength may lower risk for type 2 diabetes
Of the 30 million Americans with diabetes, 90 to 95 percent have type 2, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019-03-11)
Research suggests adoption assessment tool lags behind societal changes
A UBC researcher says a tool to assess potential adoptive parents does not meet the needs of lesbian, gay or gender minority adults. (2019-03-08)
Tracking food leads to losing pounds
Without following a particular diet, overweight people who tracked daily food consumption using a free smartphone app lost a significant amount of weight in a new Duke University study. (2019-02-28)
Is the most effective weight-loss strategy really that hard?
Dietary self-monitoring is the best predictor of weight-loss success. But the practice is viewed as so unpleasant and time-consuming, many would-be weight-losers won't adopt it. (2019-02-25)
Researchers ID gene that may predict pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes
Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a gene called ''UCP-1'' that may predict the development of pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes. (2019-02-25)
High fat diet linked to unfavorable changes in gut bacteria and inflammatory triggers
A high fat diet is linked to unfavourable changes in the type and numbers of gut bacteria-collectively known as the microbiome-as well as a rise in inflammatory triggers in the body, finds the first study of its kind, published online in the journal Gut. (2019-02-19)
New study shows more protein and fewer calories help older people lose weight safely
A high-protein, low-calorie diet helps older adults with obesity lose more weight, maintain more muscle mass, improve bone quality and lose 'bad' fat, according to results from a new randomized controlled trial led by Wake Forest University researcher Kristen Beavers. (2019-02-14)
Interval training may shed more pounds than continuous moderate intensity workout
Interval training may shed more pounds than a continuous moderate intensity workout, suggests a pooled analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. (2019-02-14)
Accelerated risk of mobility loss for people aged 60+ tied to excess weight/inactivity
The combination of excess weight/obesity and an inactive lifestyle represents a powerful joint risk factor for developing mobility loss after age 60, according to a new study. (2019-02-12)
Changes in lung cells seen almost immediately after contact with low-molecular weight PAHs
University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows cancer-promoting changes in lung cells as soon as 30 minutes after exposure to low-molecular weight PAHs, adding further evidence that regulators may be underestimating the risk of these compounds. (2019-02-11)
High rates of weight-based bullying found among LBGTQ adolescents
Adolescents who identify as LGBTQ often face victimization and bullying because of their sexual and/or gender identity. (2019-02-07)
Tune in and switch off
The simple act of switching on the TV for some downtime could be making a bigger contribution to childhood obesity than we realise, according to new research from the University of South Australia. (2019-02-07)
Excessive weight gain in early childhood affects teenage heart health
Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. (2019-02-06)
Study examines association between birth weight, risk of developing psychiatric disorders in adulthood
It is unclear if the associations between fetal growth as indicated by birth weight and later mental health conditions remain after taking into account family-related factors that could affect these conditions. (2019-02-06)
The dangers of hidden fat: Exercise is your best defense against deep abdominal fat
Researchers analyzed two types of interventions -- lifestyle modification (exercise) and pharmacological (medicine) -- to learn how best to defeat fat lying deep in the belly. (2019-02-01)
Americans concerned about weight, but don't understand link to heart conditions, health
A Cleveland Clinic survey finds that while most Americans (88 percent) understand that there is a connection between a healthy heart and a healthy weight, most aren't doing enough -- or anything -- to combat their own weight issues. (2019-01-31)
Your body image is impacted by those around you
Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo. (2019-01-30)
Does the 'buddy system' approach to weight loss work?
One of the more common self-improvement goals, particularly in the winter months before 'beach body' season, is to lose weight. (2019-01-29)
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