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Diet & Health : Body Weight
Mice stay lean with high-carb diet
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a gene that plays a critical regulatory role in the process of converting dietary carbohydrates to fat. In a new study, they disabled this gene in mice, which consequently had lower levels of body fat than their normal counterparts, despite being fed the equivalent of an all-you-can-eat pasta buffet.
Mar 19, 2009 - 9:34:11 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
A diet rich in calcium aids weight loss
Boosting calcium consumption spurs weight loss, according to a study published in the most recent issue of the British Journal of Nutrition, but only in people whose diets are calcium deficient.
Mar 16, 2009 - 9:43:11 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Weight Loss Improves Fatty Liver Disease, SLU Researchers Find
In a recent study, Saint Louis University researchers found that weight loss of at least 9 percent helped patients reverse a type of liver disease known as nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), a finding that will allow doctors to give patients specific weight-loss goals that are likely to improve their livers. The finding comes from a study of the diet drug orlistat (also known as Xenical and Alli), which did not itself improve liver disease.
Feb 17, 2009 - 8:16:43 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
It's no fish tale: Omega-3 fatty acids prevent medical complications of obesity
New article in the FASEB Journal shows how omega-3 fatty acids protect against liver damage and insulin resistance.
Feb 12, 2009 - 12:03:30 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Obesity during pregnancy associated with increased risk of birth defects
For women who are obese during pregnancy there is an associated increased risk of certain birth defects, such as spina bifida and neural tube defects, although the absolute increase in risk is likely to be small, according to an analysis of previous studies, reported in the February 11 issue of JAMA
Feb 11, 2009 - 9:57:17 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Losing weight can cure obstructive sleep apnea in overweight patients
For sufferers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a new study shows that losing weight is perhaps the single most effective way to reduce OSA symptoms and associated disorders, according to a new study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, one of the American Thoracic Society's three peer-reviewed journals.
Feb 7, 2009 - 9:29:49 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Georgia State researchers shed light on fat burning
Researchers at Georgia State University have found that fat cells give feedback to the brain in order to regulate fat burning much the same way a thermostat regulates temperature inside a house.
Feb 5, 2009 - 9:37:25 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Weight loss in overweight and obese women reduces urinary incontinence
Reducing urinary incontinence can now be added to the extensive list of health benefits of weight loss, according to a clinical trial funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and the Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH), both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The paper reporting the results of the trial will be published in the January 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Jan 28, 2009 - 2:29:47 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Caution: Lose more than weight with imported diet pills
Americans who use illegal diet pills from South America are taking amphetamines without knowing it and seriously risking both their health and their jobs.
Jan 26, 2009 - 1:06:32 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Researchers Discover Weight-Loss Peptide
The search for weight loss therapies is as old as medicine itself. Small molecule treatments are marginally effective or cause undesirable side effects, some of which may be serious. Unigene Laboratories, a Boonton, New Jersey-based biopharmaceutical company, has reported on a novel approach to hunger suppression based on naturally occurring peptides.
Jan 26, 2009 - 11:23:08 AM

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Low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than low-calorie diet, study finds
People on low-carbohydrate diets are more dependent on the oxidation of fat in the liver for energy than those on a low-calorie diet, researchers at
UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a small clinical study.

Jan 21, 2009 - 3:19:46 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Low-carbohydrate diet burns more excess liver fat than low-calorie diet, UT Southwestern study finds
People on low-carbohydrate diets are more dependent on the oxidation of fat in the liver for energy than those on a low-calorie diet, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a small clinical study.
Jan 19, 2009 - 9:41:39 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Health Experts Urge President-elect Obama to Take Bold Action to Reverse Obesity Epidemic
Bold action is needed to stem the obesity epidemic, or else today’s children might be the first generation of Americans ever to lead shorter life spans than their parents.
Jan 9, 2009 - 8:52:25 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Study links obesity to elevated risk of ovarian cancer
A new epidemiological study has found that among women who have never used menopausal hormone therapy, obese women are at an increased risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women of normal weight.
Jan 5, 2009 - 9:56:27 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
The best way to control your body weight
No matter what diet you use to lose weight or maintain normal body weight, you need to control what you eat.
Dec 18, 2008 - 12:40:13 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Lack of vitamin D causes weight gain, stunts growth in girls
A new study in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism found that girls who had insufficient vitamin D were more likely to be heavier and shorter than those who had normal levels of the vitamin.
Dec 10, 2008 - 10:01:28 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Not all fats have the same effect on obesity
People eating mono-unsaturated fat found in Mediterranean diet are less likely to be obese or overweight than those consuming saturated fats from butter, cream and meat, as well as trans fats found in hydrogenated oils, according to a new study.
Dec 8, 2008 - 12:19:33 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Liver fat, not body shape indicative of heart risk
For a long time, the body shape has been believed to be a good indicator of heart risk.  Pear-shaped people who have more fat below the waist are said to have a lower risk than the apple-shaped who have more fat above the waist.  But a new study suggests what is better indicative of heart risk is probably the liver fat.
Dec 4, 2008 - 12:37:39 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Eating high protein meals helps burn fat - study
It may be easier for those who have excessive body weight to burn some fat if they use meals with higher protein, according to a new study.
Dec 2, 2008 - 7:21:47 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Persistent pollutant may promote obesity
Tributyltin, a ubiquitous pollutant that has a potent effect on gene activity, could be promoting obesity, according to an article in the December issue of BioScience. The chemical is used in antifouling paints for boats, as a wood and textile preservative, and as a pesticide on high-value food crops, among many other applications.
Nov 30, 2008 - 11:10:03 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Avoiding bad cholesterol may help burn fatty deposits
Want to burn some fat?   Cut your intake of bad cholesterol.   A new study published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE suggests that the so-called bad cholesterol or low density lipoprotein inhibits the breakdown of fat in cells of peripheral deposits.
Nov 20, 2008 - 10:58:22 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Belly fat ups early death risk
Having too much belly fat or abdominal obesity may put you at a higher risk of premature death from all causes, a new study suggests.
Nov 17, 2008 - 8:43:55 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Study explains why eating red meat raises cancer risk
Editor’s note:   Many media outlets opt to avoid reporting this study.   We feel this is very important study and many consumers may find it useful.   Many epidemiologic studies have associated consumption of meat and milk with increased risk of cancer, but few provided any explanation why.   We have published part of the report, below is the complete report on the study.
Nov 16, 2008 - 7:32:50 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Obesity, diabetes linked to higher risk of arterial hypertension
A new study found that obesity, overweight and diabetes is linked to increased risk of arterial hypertension, particularly in women and individuals age 30 or older.
Nov 16, 2008 - 7:12:38 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Belly fat linked to higher risk of premature death
Belly fat is a factor not only for increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, but also for premature death, according to a new study of about 360,000 Europeans.
Nov 15, 2008 - 10:37:28 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Pregnancy weight gain linked to heavy babies
A new study found that women gaining too much body weight during pregnancy had higher risk of having a heavy baby and had more birth complications. Heavy babies have higher odds of becoming overweight or obese children and adults.
Nov 1, 2008 - 4:26:16 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Gene-linked overeating not the only risk for obesity
A new study suggests that people become obese because they eat too much and they eat too much because they have weakened reward circuitry in their brains, which forces them to eat more to get satisfied with the foods they eat. The theory is plain and simple, but more work is needed.
Oct 19, 2008 - 11:40:56 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Got obesity gene? Eat a whole foods, plant-based diet!
A new study published in the Oct 17, 2008 issue of the journal Science suggests that a gene variant has something to do with the obesity epidemic.   But a health observer quickly warned that the genetic effect on the risk of obesity if there is any should be small and people can adjust their lifestyle including their diet to get their weight under control.
Oct 18, 2008 - 9:03:58 AM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Obese people have heart attack much earlier than those with normal weight
Of those who had heart attacks, obese people suffered the cardiovascular event much earlier than those with normal body weight, according to a new study published in the Sep 16, 2008 issue of Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Oct 14, 2008 - 9:14:00 PM

Diet & Health : Body Weight
Gaining weight? Read a healthy lifestyle book!
Worried about your kids gaining excess weight? Ask them to read a book about healthy lifestyle! A new study found children who were asked to read a healthy lifestyle book did lose some weight although not as much as desired.
Oct 5, 2008 - 6:24:01 PM

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