August 17, 2018 More than 60 percent of American adults weigh more than is healthy, which results in increased health issues for the patient and high health care costs. The 2018 AGA James W. Freston Conference, taking place Aug. 18-19, 2018, in Arlington, Virginia, will bring together leading physicians and researchers to discuss current research […]Continue Reading ...
August 13, 2018 A quality-improvement project to standardize feeding practices for micro preemies–preterm infants born months before their due date– helped to boost their weight and nearly quadrupled the frequency of lactation consultations ordered in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), a multidisciplinary team from Children’s National Health System finds. According to the Centers for […]Continue Reading ...
New study suggests that people who follow their own strict habits are better at maintaining weight loss than those who eat when they’re hungry or follow a certain diet. Credit: Shutterstock The hardest part about losing weight is maintaining it. Many people manage to lose weight, but in time the kilos can slowly come back. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — People who want to have weight-loss surgery are facing much longer wait times now than a decade ago, a new study finds. Among weight-loss surgery patients in Michigan, the typical wait time almost doubled between 2006 and 2016 — from 86 days, to 159 days, researchers reported. Delays were especially […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Gothenburg The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain. “The study shows that people with severe obesity constantly try to reduce or […]Continue Reading ...
July 17, 2018 Obesity is a medical problem that can have wide-ranging mental and physical effects on a person. Pamela Bass knows that firsthand, but thanks to University of Alabama at Birmingham surgeons, she has a new lifestyle and a new state of mind. For years, Bass struggled with weight gain and the adverse health […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, July 11, 2018 — Almost 3 percent of teenagers aged 13 to 18 years have food, weight, and body image issues severe enough to constitute an eating disorder, according to a behavioral health resource posted by The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Early detection offers a treatment advantage, as with all medical and behavioral […]Continue Reading ...
July 11, 2018 Smokers give lots of reasons for not quitting smoking, with fear of weight gain ranking as one of the most favored, but a new study that followed smokers from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) confirms that even modest increases in physical activity can minimize weight gain in postmenopausal women after they have […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—Young adults at a weight status classified as overweight or obese have increased prevalence of disordered eating behaviors (DEBs), according to a study published online June 11 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Jason M. Nagata, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues examined the prevalence of eating disorders and […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain For some, jumping on the scales is a daily or weekly ritual; while others haven’t seen a set of scales for years. Some may still be scarred by memories of being weighed in public with results broadcast to all. So, is it helpful to weigh yourself? And if so, how often […]Continue Reading ...
August 2, 2018 A preliminary study published in the August issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings suggests that, for some people, specific activities of gut bacteria may be responsible for their inability to lose weight, despite adherence to strict diet and exercise regimens. “We know that some people don’t lose weight as effectively as others, despite […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: University of Minnesota A new study from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health found that nearly all young people have struggles with eating, activity and weight as they move from adolescence to adulthood. “Only two percent of females and just seven percent of males surveyed never had an eating, activity or weight-related […]Continue Reading ...
A new analysis published in the BJS indicates that weight loss surgery may affect an individual’s risk of developing cancer.Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research warns that the normalisation of ‘plus-size’ body shapes may be leading to an increasing number of people underestimating their weight—undermining efforts to tackle England’s ever-growing obesity problem. While attempts to reduce stigmatisation of larger body sizes—for example with the launch of plus-size clothing ranges—help promote body positivity, the study […]Continue Reading ...
July 6, 2018 The BI-MwA Molecular Weight Analyzer from Testa Analytical Solutions e.K. is a high-performance tool for studying synthetic and natural polymers in solution as well as investigating protein aggregation, oligomerization, and complex formation. Employing a 30 mW, 660 nm diode laser – the BI-MwA uses 7 angles to determine the intensity of scattered […]Continue Reading ...
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