THURSDAY, Oct. 18, 2018 — A behavioral therapist could be as important as a calorie-cutting diet for folks who want to lose weight, researchers say. Brain scans reveal that people who are better at losing weight have more activity in regions of the brain associated with self-control, a small new study reports. Teaching people to […]Continue Reading ...
With the help of a free phone app, low-income obese patients with signs of cardiovascular risk lost a clinically meaningful amount of weight, finds new research from Duke University. The study is among the first to report successful weight loss within a low-income population — a group that suffers from skyrocketing rates of obesity but […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 — Tracking pounds regained after weight-loss surgery can help predict a patient’s risk for serious health problems like diabetes, a new study says. “Clinicians and patients want to know the extent of weight regain following bariatric surgery and how it may affect their health,” said study lead author Wendy King, an […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Linda Solbrig, research lead, Trisha Bradbury, patient who lost nearly 2 stone trilliang the inervention, and Professor Jackie Andrade from the University of Plymouth. Credit: University of Plymouth Overweight people who used a new motivational intervention called Functional Imagery Training (FIT) lost an average of five times more weight than those using talking therapy […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Vera Kratochvil/public domain People who gain weight after they quit smoking may face a temporary increase in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, with the risk directly proportional to the weight gain, according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. But regardless of weight gain, quitters can reap […]Continue Reading ...
Young adults classified as obese in Australia can expect to lose up to 10 years in life expectancy, according to a major new study. New modeling from The George Institute for Global Health and the University of Sydney also predicts that 36.3 million years of life will be lost over the lifetime of today’s Australian […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 10, 2018 — Obesity makes pregnancy complications more likely. But new research suggests that women who’ve undergone weight-loss surgery might have a safer delivery. “We know that obesity and overweight are dangerous in connection with childbirth,” said study author Dr. Olof Stephansson, of Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden. Weight-loss [bariatric] surgery “is by […]Continue Reading ...
In a study of postmenopausal women, participants who lost weight had a lower risk of developing invasive breast cancer than those who maintained or gained weight. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings suggest that weight loss may help lower postmenopausal women’s breast cancer risk. Although obesity […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest success in terms of weight loss demonstrated more activity in the brain regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex associated with self-control. The results […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 19 2018 New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest success in terms of weight loss demonstrated more activity in the brain regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex associated with self-control. The results of […]Continue Reading ...
For obese and overweight patients, it is common for various surgical procedures to be deferred until they have lost weight through diet and exercise.Continue Reading ...
Researchers at Loma Linda University Health found that walnuts can be incorporated into the daily diet of healthy elders without having a negative impact on weight gain or weight management. Their findings, published September 18 in the journal Nutrients, expand the knowledge of how nuts can affect the independently living, predominantly healthy, elderly cohort. The […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Being obese or overweight during pregnancy can result in serious health problems for the mother and child. Obstetricians are often reluctant to recommend restricted weight gain for pregnant women due to safety concerns for the baby and lack of time and tools to safely guide women in their weight control efforts. […]Continue Reading ...
Nancy Lainez (left) and Djurdjica Coss. Credit: I. Pittalwala, UC Riverside. Whether we like it or not, everyone accumulates fat. For women, it usually accumulates around the hips, resulting in a pear-shaped look. In men, fat tends to build up around the abdomen, creating an apple shape. As it turns out, it’s healthier to be […]Continue Reading ...
Ximena Ramos Salas, managing director of Obesity Canada, says weight bias and discrimination are as pervasive as racism, even among health-care professionals. Credit: Virginia Quist Ever notice how the proverbial “bad guy” in children’s cartoons and movies tends to be a larger size? Or how popular TV shows tend to portray fat people as comedic, […]Continue Reading ...
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