Weight Loss

Study finds overweight teens want to lose weight, going about it the wrong way
Nov 01 11

About 14 percent of Philadelphia’s high school students are considered overweight, and while a myriad of research has been published on what schools, communities… Study finds overweight teens want to lose weight, going about it the wrong way   

 

Green tea helps mice keep off extra pounds
Oct 04 11

Green tea may slow down weight gain and serve as another tool in the fight against obesity, according to Penn State food scientists.

Obese… Green tea helps mice keep off extra pounds   

 

Weight Watchers works, scientific study finds
Sep 08 11

Overweight patients told by their doctors to go to Weight Watchers lose around twice as much weight as people receiving standard weight loss care… Weight Watchers works, scientific study finds   

 

Lifetime ‘dose’ of excess weight linked to risk of diabetes, according to U-M study
Sep 06 11

Obesity is a known risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes. But it hasn’t been clear whether the “dose” of obesity—how much excess weight… Lifetime ‘dose’ of excess weight linked to risk of diabetes, according to U-M study   

 

Weight loss improves sexual health of overweight men with diabetes
Aug 08 11

A new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine reveals that in obese men with type 2 diabetes, weight loss improves erectile function,… Weight loss improves sexual health of overweight men with diabetes   

 

Obese dieters’ brain chemistry works against their weight-loss efforts
Jun 23 11

If you’ve been trying to lose weight and suspect your body’s working against you, you may be right, according to a University of Illinois… Obese dieters’ brain chemistry works against their weight-loss efforts   

 

Surgery-related weight loss in men reverses testosterone deficiency
Jun 06 11

Low testosterone levels and symptoms of male sexual dysfunction due to obesity may be reversible with weight loss after bariatric surgery, a new study… Surgery-related weight loss in men reverses testosterone deficiency   

 

How to raise a child who doesn’t bully
May 01 11

With all of the media attention on young people being tormented by bullies and cyberbullies, parents may wonder what they can do to protect… How to raise a child who doesn’t bully   

 

Low-fat dairy doesn’t help kids drop pounds: study
Apr 28 11

Kids who swap out regular dairy products for low-fat varieties consume less saturated fat but don’t seem to lose weight, according to Australian researchers.

Low-fat dairy doesn’t help kids drop pounds: study   
 

Melatonin might help in controlling weight gain and preventing heart diseases associated with obesity
Apr 28 11

University of Granada researchers have proven that melatonin –a natural hormone produced by the body– helps in controlling weight gain –even without reducing the… Melatonin might help in controlling weight gain and preventing heart diseases associated with obesity   

 

Does seeing overweight people make us eat more?
Apr 19 11

Consumers will choose and eat more indulgent food after they see someone who is overweight - unless they consciously think about their health goals,… Does seeing overweight people make us eat more?   

 

Nurses may help some overweight kids
Apr 07 11

A program including regular follow-ups with nurses and focused attempts to cut back on TV, fast food, and sodas appears to keep some overweight… Nurses may help some overweight kids   

 

Bariatric surgery highly cost-effective treatment for type 2 diabetes in the obese
Mar 29 11

Bariatric surgery is an especially cost-effective therapy for managing Type 2 diabetes in moderately and severely obese patients. These findings and others were presented… Bariatric surgery highly cost-effective treatment for type 2 diabetes in the obese   

 

Alcohol Has Stronger Impact on Gastric Bypass Patients, Study Finds
Mar 10 11

Patients who have had a gastric bypass operation take longer to process alcohol, potentially leading some of them to overindulge when drinking, according to… Alcohol Has Stronger Impact on Gastric Bypass Patients, Study Finds   

 

Weight Loss Improves Knee Pain From Common Arthritic Condition, Study Says
Feb 21 11

Knee pain related to osteoarthritis (OA) is a common complaint among obese individuals and retired professional athletes, especially former NFL players, but researchers presenting… Weight Loss Improves Knee Pain From Common Arthritic Condition, Study Says   

 

Severely obese women may need to gain less weight during pregnancy
Feb 12 11

Extremely obese women may not need to gain as much weight during pregnancy as current guidelines suggest, according to a new study presented today… Severely obese women may need to gain less weight during pregnancy   

 

Big breakfast bunkum
Jan 17 11

Does eating a big breakfast help weight loss or is it better to skip breakfast altogether? Available information is confusing but new research published… Big breakfast bunkum   

 

Family, friends, social ties influence weight status in young adults
Jan 12 11

Does obesity tend to “cluster” among young adults? And if so, what impact does it have on both their weight and weight-related behaviors? That’s… Family, friends, social ties influence weight status in young adults   

 

Calorie Control Council Predicts Top 5 Dieting Trends in 2011
Dec 23 10

As the hectic holiday season comes to a close and a new year approaches, many consumers are once again vowing to adopt weight loss… Calorie Control Council Predicts Top 5 Dieting Trends in 2011   

 

Runners Who Lose The Most Weight During A Marathon Finish Quicker
Dec 21 10

Runners who shed 3% or more of their body weight during a marathon will finish quicker, reveals research published online in the British Journal… Runners Who Lose The Most Weight During A Marathon Finish Quicker   

 

Allergan stomach band works in less obese group
Dec 02 10

Allergan Inc’s already approved stomach band was effective for reducing weight in a broader group of obese patients, U.S. reviewers said in documents released… Allergan stomach band works in less obese group   

 

Experts issue recommendations for treatment of post-bariatric surgery patients
Nov 03 10

Today, The Endocrine Society released a new clinical practice guideline for the nutritional and endocrine management of adults after bariatric surgery, including those with… Experts issue recommendations for treatment of post-bariatric surgery patients   

 

DGAC report offers food and nutrition practitioners insights on helping combat obesity epidemic
Oct 26 10

In an insightful Commentary in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, Linda Van Horn, PhD, RD, Editor-in-Chief of the… DGAC report offers food and nutrition practitioners insights on helping combat obesity epidemic   

 

Prepared meals and incentivized weight-loss program for obese and overweight women
Oct 10 10

In another article being released early online, Cheryl L. Rock, Ph.D., R.D., from Moores UCSD Cancer Center, La Jolla, Calif., and colleagues, conducted a… Prepared meals and incentivized weight-loss program for obese and overweight women   

 

Loss of nutrients following gastric bypass surgery in adolescent girls
Oct 04 10

An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery. Yet a case study presented Sunday, Oct. 3, at the American… Loss of nutrients following gastric bypass surgery in adolescent girls   

 
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