A new analysis published in the BJS indicates that weight loss surgery may affect an individual’s risk of developing cancer.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 ...
July 5, 2018 In a randomized long-term lifestyle change trial, an Internet-based health behavior change support system (HBCSS) was effective in improving weight loss and reduction in waist circumference for up to 2 years. The findings are published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. The 532-participant trial included 6 arms: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based group […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, June 20, 2018 — Obesity is no picnic for those who struggle with it, but new research sheds some light on why so few ever find their way to a healthy weight. It turns out that overweight and obese folks hold starkly different views on diet and exercise than their normal-weight peers, the study […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research investigating the legality of on-pack nutrition and health claims routinely found on commercially available meal replacement shakes for sale in the UK, reveals that more than three-quarters are unauthorised and do not comply with the EU Nutrition and Health Claims regulation. This is one of the first studies to […]Continue Reading ...
By Sally Robertson, BScJune 20, 2018 Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown that fasting for 16 hours of the day is an effective weight loss measure and can also lower blood pressure. Image Credit: SewCream / Shutterstock This is the first time researchers have studied the effect of time-restricted eating – […]Continue Reading ...
June 20, 2018 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 control […]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 ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Young adults who are overweight or obese are twice as likely as their leaner peers to binge and purge, use laxatives or diuretics, or force themselves to vomit as a means of controlling their weight, according to a new study led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals. These “disordered eating behaviors” put […]Continue Reading ...
The inefficient breakdown of fats predicts later weight gain and metabolic complications such as type 2 diabetes in women, researchers report May 31 in the journal Cell Metabolism. Low levels of hormone-stimulated lipolysis—a biochemical process by which triglycerides are broken down into energy-rich fatty acids—were associated with weight gain and metabolic problems 13 years later. […]Continue Reading ...
June 22, 2018 New research warns that the normalization 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 stigmatization of larger body sizes – for example with the launch of plus-size clothing ranges – help […]Continue Reading ...
June 21, 2018 Obesity is an increasing global health problem associated with several comorbidities and a high risk of mortality. A wide spectrum of interventions has been proposed for weight management in clinical settings, but most are effective only in the short term, since it is common for patients with obesity to gradually regain the […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Higher weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of preeclampsia in women giving birth for the first time, new research shows. The study explored how weight affects preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy condition related to gestational high blood pressure. Ten million women around the world develop preeclampsia each […]Continue Reading ...
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