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'Biggest loser' study reveals how dieting affects long-term metabolism
While it's known that metabolism slows when people diet, new research indicates that metabolism remains suppressed even when people regain much of the weight they lost while dieting. (2016-05-05)

Most college students wish they were thinner, study shows
Almost 90 percent of normal-weight women in a Cornell study of 310 college students yearn to be thinner. But most overweight women -- and men -- don't want to be thin enough to achieve a healthy weight. (2007-11-20)

School performance and body weight affects kids' self-esteem, study shows
It's well-known that within the adult population body weight and self esteem are very much inter related. But until now, the same wasn't known about children's healthy body weight and its relationship with a positive self-image. (2009-01-20)

Losing weight after pregnancy -- diet and exercise better than diet alone
Preliminary evidence suggests that a combination of dieting and exercise is a more effective way of losing weight after pregnancy than dieting alone, concludes a Cochrane systematic review. (2007-07-17)

Over 80 percent of college girls surveyed diet to lose weight
Eighty-three percent of college girls surveyed diet to lose weight, regardless of their current body weight. A study published today in the open access journal Nutrition Journal ((2006-03-30)

Weight gainers more likely to underestimate their true body size
People with obesity who gain weight have a tendency to perceive their own body size as smaller than it actually is compared to those who maintain a stable weight, according to new research following more than 2,000 people with obesity from the Swedish Obese Subjects (SOS) study over 10 years. The study is being presented at The European and International Congress on Obesity (ECOICO 2020) (2020-09-03)

Carers and pharmacists confused about paracetamol doses for overweight kids
Carers and pharmacists are confused about how much paracetamol to give sick children who are obese or overweight, finds research published online in the European Journal of Hospital Pharmacy. (2012-08-20)

What happens when parents comment on their daughter's weight?
The less you comment on your daughter's weight, the less likely she is to be dissatisfied with her weight as an adult, according to a new study from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab. (2016-06-07)

Lessons learned from 'The Biggest Loser' study
Much media attention was given to a recent Obesity study that found that metabolism remained suppressed even when participants in 'The Biggest Loser' television series regained much of the weight they lost while dieting. A new editorial looks at the results of this study, along with results from another recent Obesity study that examined weight gain and loss. (2016-08-01)

Weight-bearing exercise does not prevent increased bone turnover during weight loss
During weight loss, bones are being remodeled -- breaking down old bone and forming new bone -- at an accelerated rate. As a result, bone density is reduced, causing increased fragility. In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that weight-bearing exercise, in this case, fast walking or jogging, did not prevent the increased bone turnover caused by weight loss. (2010-03-11)

Weight loss may increase risk of premature death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
In contrast to the general population, low body mass index has been associated with premature death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis -- a situation known as the 'obesity paradox.' A new Arthritis & Rheumatology study shows that weight loss, as opposed to low body mass index per se, is a strong predictor of mortality in these patients. (2015-05-04)

Weight gain after quitting smoking higher than previously thought
Giving up smoking is associated with an average weight gain of four-five kg after 12 months, most of which occurs within the first three months of quitting, finds a study published on today. (2012-07-10)

Even 'healthy' weight gain raises pregnancy diabetes risk
Mothers who gain weight in the years leading up to pregnancy have an increased risk of gestational diabetes. Women gaining more than 2.5 percent of their body weight each year tripled their risk of gestational diabetes compared to women who maintained a stable weight. This risk doubled for women with a small weight gain (1.5 to 2.5 percent). Even women with small weight gains within the healthy BMI range doubled their risk of gestational diabetes. (2017-04-04)

Study Links Weight Loss By Obese Women To Improved Sex Lives
Obese women may improve their sex lives by losing weight, according to a new study. The most common reason endorsed by women in the study for sexual changes was that they felt better about their bodies. (1997-07-31)

Both weight loss and weight gain linked with increased fracture risk
Both weight gain and weight loss in older (postmenopausal) women are associated with increased incidence of fracture, but at different anatomical sites, finds a study published in The BMJ this week. (2015-01-27)

Accelerated bone turnover remains after weight loss
When a person is losing a significant amount of weight, they expect to notice changes in their body. However, they may overlook changes happening in their bones. In a new study, a University of Missouri researcher and collaborators at the University of Kansas found that the potentially harmful effects of weight loss on bone persist during weight maintenance following moderate weight loss. (2008-07-28)

Genetic analysis of current smokers shows that high tobacco consumption lowers body weight
Published online in the International Journal of Epidemiology, a new study of 80,342 participants, including 15,220 current smokers, from the Copenhagen General Population Study has shown that smokers who consume a high amount of tobacco are more likely to weigh less. (2015-03-16)

Women's body talk: Perception stronger than reality?
How women think their friends feel about their bodies influences their own body concerns, according to a new study by Dr. Louise Wasylkiw and Molly Williamson from Mount Alison University in Canada. Their work, which examines the role of friends in young women's body concerns, is published online in Springer's journal Sex Roles. (2012-11-05)

Massive weight loss patients create mass appeal for body contouring procedures
More than 106,000 body contouring procedures were performed in 2004, up 77 percent over the last five years according to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Massive weight loss patients, who accounted for nearly 56,000 procedures, continue to drive the growth in body contouring; however, more patients are choosing these procedures as awareness grows and as plastic surgeons apply improved surgical techniques. (2005-03-16)

Attitudes to body weight might explain some of the difference in weight across socioeconomic groups
Attitudes to body weight and its control might explain some of the differences in weight across the UK class divide. Part of the reason why people from higher socioeconomic groups tend to be thinner is that they are more concerned about their weight (2001-02-12)

Weighing yourself daily can tip the scale in your favor
For those wishing to lose weight and keep it off, here's a simple strategy that works: step on a scale each day and track the results. (2015-06-17)

When talking about body size, African-American women and doctors may be speaking different languages
African-American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group and are more likely to underestimate their body weight than white women. Yet, according to new research from Rush University Medical Center, cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African-American women about the potential health benefits they and others in their cultural group might achieve through weight loss. (2014-09-10)

Weigh-in once a week or you'll gain weight
Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study in PLOS ONE showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more weight they lost, and if participants went more than a week without weighing themselves, they gained weight. (2014-12-17)

Researchers identify successful strategies for weight loss in the obese
In a new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston have found in a nationally representative sample that obese dieters who said they ate less fat, exercised more, and used prescription weight loss medications were more likely to lose weight. Diet foods and products, nonprescription diet pills, and popular diets were less successful, according to the researchers. (2012-04-10)

What leads to weight loss success in adults with asthma?
Among overweight and obese adults who had asthma and participated in weight loss programs, more severe asthma, male sex, and improvements in eating behaviors were all linked with better success at losing weight. (2014-11-13)

Green tea may help with weight loss efforts
In an analysis published in Phytotherapy Research of randomized controlled trials, individuals who consumed green tea experienced a significant decline in body weight and body mass index. (2020-05-06)

Yale study shows weight bias is as prevalent as racial discrimination
Discrimination against overweight people is as common as racial discrimination, according to a Yale analysis. (2008-03-27)

Does this make me look fat?
The peer groups teenage girls identify with determine how they decide to control their own figure. So reports a new study just published online in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, a Springer publication. Also influencing weight control behavior is girls' own definition of normal body weight and their perception of what others consider normal body weight. (2008-07-01)

UK study reports weight maintenance better than expected
Individuals maintain weight losses significantly better after an intensive, very low calorie diet (VLCD) than after a modest weight-loss program, according to a study by the University of Kentucky Health Management Resources (HMR) Weight Management Program. (2000-01-05)

Believing you are overweight may lead to further weight gain
People who recognize they are overweight or obese are more likely to put on weight than those who are unaware that they may be heavier than doctors would advise, according to research by the University of Liverpool. (2015-08-06)

Low chance of recovering normal body weight highlights need for obesity prevention
The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a study of UK health records led by King's College London. The findings, published in the American Journal of Public Health, suggest that current weight management programs focused on dieting and exercise are not effective in tackling obesity at population level. (2015-07-16)

Genetic factor predicts success of weight-loss surgery
A genome-wide association study published by Cell Press May 2nd in The American Journal of Human Genetics reveals that the amount of weight loss after gastric bypass surgery can be predicted in part by a DNA sequence variation found on chromosome 15. The findings explain why the success of gastric bypass surgery varies so widely and could help clinicians identify those who would benefit the most from this type of surgery. (2013-05-02)

Majority of people -- including health professionals -- struggle to identify obesity
The majority of people -- including healthcare professionals -- are unable to visually identify whether a person is a healthy weight, overweight or obese according to research by psychologists at the University of Liverpool. (2014-11-11)

Father's weight predicts daughter's weight gain in girls
Note: The embargo time of this release has been changed from 1 March 2000 at 08:00 ET US to 28 February 2000 at 13:00 ET US
In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Figueroa-Colon and colleagues found that the fathers' percent body fat predicted the pattern of weight gain in their daughters. (2000-02-27)

Does a parent's perception of their child's weight impact on child weight gain?
Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on the effect the misperception of a child's weight by their parents can have on a child's actual weight. (2016-04-21)

Young women's gradual weight gain lifts pregnancy blood pressure danger
Researchers are challenging women to start thinking about pre-pregnancy health sooner, with the finding that years of gradual weight gain more than doubles the risk of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. The increased risk was due to weight change and occurred regardless of whether the woman's body mass index (BMI) was initially categorized as healthy or overweight. (2017-05-16)

Hungry? A newly discovered neural circuit may be the cause
A particular subset of neurons located in an enigmatic region of the hypothalamus plays a central role in regulating feeding and body weight in mice, a new study reveals. (2018-07-05)

New research: Obese people can maintain stable weight loss
Maintaining a stable weight loss is the biggest struggle for obese individuals, yet new research from University of Copenhagen have allowed researchers new insights into the complex processes involved in obesity and especially weight loss in obesity. It is now possible to offer overweight people a clearer understanding of how to sustain weight loss. (2016-04-14)

Being underweight increases death risk of CAD women by 2-fold
This study finds that maintaining weight lowered the risk of death in obese women with CAD (HR=0.36, p=0.06 ). Weight gain and weight loss did not appear to affect their risk of CAD death compared to the normal weight group. (2013-09-03)

ASCO: Trial creates 6 percent weight loss after breast cancer treatment
Obesity is a risk factor for breast cancer. A multi-institutional study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting 2015 shows that female breast cancer survivors are able to lose weight through modest lifestyle changes. (2015-05-27)

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