obesity research

Low-calorie diets good in long run: experts


August 27th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Low-energy diets or short-spell diets which combine to less than 800 calories a day can have long term benefits, researchers said here Monday.Researchers at Britain-based ... Read more...

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Heart hormone helps shape fat metabolism


February 7th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Exercise brings down body weight because it draws on fat reserves that muscle can burn as fuel. But the heart also plays a similar role.Sheila Collins ... Read more...

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Growing fat - via free market forces!


December 22nd, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Thanks to free market forces, fast food joints are mushrooming all over rich countries and promoting the obesity epidemic. "It's not by chance that countries with ... Read more...

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Scientists exploring obesity’s root causes


September 24th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) With obesity decreasing life expectancy by nearly 10 years and contributing to increasing risks of developing type 2 diabetes and hypertension, scientists in Britain are trying ... Read more...

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Resveratrol can reduce body fat: Study


March 5th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Resveratrol may be a useful tool for reducing body fat, according to a new study.For her thesis, Arrate Lasa, nutrition and obesity research team member at the University ... Read more...

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Rising indoor winter temperatures associated with obesity


January 25th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): Increases in winter indoor temperatures in developed countries may be contributing to rises in obesity in those populations, according to UCL research.The review paper examines evidence of a ... Read more...

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‘Obesity epidemic’ is grossly exaggerated, says expert


November 18th, 2010 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 18 (IANS) The so-called 'obesity epidemic' has been grossly exaggerated by both the media and the medical mainstream, according to an expert. Michael Gard at the Charles Sturt University, Australia, ... Read more...

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Soon, an ‘intelligent diet’ to feel full and yet lose weight


August 13th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): Researchers in Aberdeen are working on an 'intelligent diet', which they believe will allow people to enjoy eating and feeling full, but still lose weight.Professor Julian Mercer, the ... Read more...

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Low-Carb Diet Beats Low-Fat Diet By Increasing Good Cholesterol


August 4th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
August 4, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): New research study results have revealed that a low-carb diet may actually be more beneficial than a low-fat diet, especially when you are trying ... Read more...

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Early soda drinking tied to unhealthy diet


June 9th, 2010 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study says that consumption of soda at an early age in girls is indicative of an unhealthy diet through adolescence.They study showed that girls ... Read more...

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How to tackle emotional eating


May 5th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): Many people treat themselves with their favourite chocolate bars, or ice cream after returning home from a hard day at work, completely ignoring the fact that they are ... Read more...

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Binge eating more severe among Caucasian women than Afro-American women


October 26th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): Caucasian college age women are more likely to meet criteria for binge eating than African American women, according to a study.Melissa Napolitano, clinical psychologist at the Center ... Read more...

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Weight loss may help reduce sleep apnea


September 29th, 2009 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Obese people with sleep apnea may triple the chances of eliminating their sleep problems by losing weight, claims a new study.More than just loud snoring, sleep apnea can ... Read more...

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Self control may help curb childhood obesity


August 11th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): Forbidding certain foods may not be the best way to curb childhood obesity, for a new study has revealed that child's inhibitory control, behaviour similar to self-control, could ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea remains widely undiagnosed in obese diabetics


May 22nd, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 22 (ANI): Sleep apnea remains widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type 2 diabetes, finds a new study.The researchers found that nearly 87 percent of participants reported symptoms, but were ... Read more...

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Sleep apnea undiagnosed among obese type-2 diabetics


May 21st, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 21 (IANS) Although sleep apnea has been associated with obesity, the disorder is widely undiagnosed among obese individuals with type-2 diabetes, says a recent study. Nearly 87 percent of study ... Read more...

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Positive body image better than exercise in helping women lose weight, quit smoking


April 25th, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Forget dieting and gruelling exercise regime - just have a positive image of your body and you'll be able to shrink your waist line and kick the butt, ... Read more...

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Eating less fends off weight gain in middle-age


January 3rd, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 3 (IANS) Does eating less help fend off weight gain in middle age? Yes, says a new study.The study found that women had more than twice the risk of substantial ... Read more...

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Misconceptions about weight behind obesity during pregnancy


December 22nd, 2008 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 22 (IANS) Body image or the way many women perceive their bodies can make them think they're thinner or more obese than they actually are. Researchers led by Temple University's ... Read more...

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Yeast studies provide clue about controlling cholesterol levels


December 3rd, 2008 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): Johns Hopkins researchers say that they have gained significant insights into the mechanism whereby a single-celled fungus regulates its version of cholesterol. Writing about their work in the ... Read more...

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School vending machines doling out excess calories, fat to students


October 6th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): A new study from Temple University has found that school vending machines might be offering more calories and fat to students than they actually need.The recent figures ... Read more...

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Obese women suffer from exercise phobia


October 6th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Obese women might be suffering from a phobia of exercise, driven by the feeling of self-consciousness that prevents them from being physically active, say researchers.Scientists from the ... Read more...

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Obese more accurate at predicting their activity levels


October 5th, 2008 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 5 (ANI): While it is believed that obese people cannot keep a track of how much calories they consume, Temple University researchers have found that when it comes to ... Read more...

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Researchers call for making corner stores snacks for kids healthier


October 5th, 2008 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 5 (ANI): Considering that chips, soda, candy, and other products at the corner store have become a major part of school kids lives these days, health experts are trying ... Read more...

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How much are you really exercising?


October 4th, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) People struggling with obesity often underestimate how many calories they are actually consuming, which can set back their efforts. Conversely, the same person would overestimate the amount of ... Read more...

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Corner stores prompt school kids to eat on the sly


October 4th, 2008 - 2:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) The friendly neighbourhood corner store, with its chips, soda, chocolates and other snacks, is always tempting school kids to tuck in something. Temple University (TU) and The Food ... Read more...

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Poor kids more likely to develop diabetes in adulthood


June 20th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 20 (ANI): Poor children are more likely to develop diabetes in adulthood, according to a new study.The study found that participants who were disadvantaged in youth were more likely ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene variants linked to metabolic syndrome


June 18th, 2008 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): In a new study, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered five common genetic variations, which elevate the risk of metabolic syndrome, ... Read more...

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Locusts may help explain obesity problem in humans


May 27th, 2008 - 5:55 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne , May 27 (ANI): Obesity research has gained a new momentum with scientists claiming that eating habits in locusts may hold the key to why humans binge on food and ... Read more...

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Emotional eaters likely to regain more weight: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 10:19 am ICT by admin
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Asian kids most dissatisfied with their body image, says study


November 14th, 2007 - 2:45 am ICT by admin
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Frequent fast food consumption means added weight


November 14th, 2007 - 2:43 am ICT by admin
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