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Study: Mediterranean diet deters overeating

Eat as much as you want and not gain weight? Sounds too good to be true.

Overweight & Obesity

Metformin may help patients maintain weight loss long-term

In the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) clinical trial and its long-term follow-up study, among the persons who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight during the first year, long-term maintenance of weight loss was ...

Overweight & Obesity

J-shaped association seen for BMI, Hodgkin lymphoma

(HealthDay)—There is a strong positive association between body mass index (BMI) and incident Hodgkin lymphoma (HL), with the positive association seen at BMIs greater than 24.2 kg/m², according to a study recently published ...

Overweight & Obesity

Can gut microbes and genes do the job of weight loss surgery?

Mice that have undergone weight loss surgery experience a change in the composition of their gut bacteria and the functioning of their genes, leading scientists to explore the possibility of mimicking these changes to develop ...

Medical research

Growth hormone acts to prevent weight loss

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have discovered that growth hormone (GH), which stimulates skeletal maturation and linear bone growth, as well as helping maintain tissue and organs throughout life, ...

Genetics

SRC-1 gene variants linked to human obesity

Maintaining a healthy body weight is no simple matter. A better understanding of how the body regulates appetite could help tip the scale toward the healthy side. Contributing toward this goal, a team led by researchers at ...

Genetics

Researchers relate DNA methylation levels to obesity

DNA methylation is a mechanism that regulates whether genes are "on" or "off", and is influenced by hereditary and environmental factors, as well as lifestyle and nutritional habits.

Psychology & Psychiatry

The health-care cost of weight bias

At a recent obesity medicine conference, Fatima Cody Stanford was approached by a colleague who said she'd always been standoffish around Stanford and wanted to explain why. When they were five years old, she said, taking ...

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Online tool encourages healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Excessive weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of obesity in both mothers and babies. To avoid dangerous gestational weight gain, it is important to identify effective tools for behavior change. A new study appearing ...

Overweight & Obesity

Exercise during pregnancy protects offspring from obesity

A new study found that offspring born to mice that exercised during pregnancy were less likely to gain weight after consuming a high-fat diet later in life. Although previous studies have shown that exercise by obese females ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Intuitive eating: A 'diet' that actually makes sense

Diets for weight loss usually involve restriction. The 5:2 diet relies on restricting calories, and the ketogenic diet relies on restricting particular types of food.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Digital device overload linked to obesity risk

If your attention gets diverted in different directions by smartphones and other digital devices, take note: Media multitasking has now been linked to obesity.