Psychology & Psychiatry

Beliefs about causes of obesity may impact weight, eating behavior

Whether a person believes obesity is caused by overeating or by a lack of exercise predicts his or her actual body mass, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological ...

Overweight & Obesity

Physicians' belief about obesity causes impacts advice and care

How physicians view the causes of obesity may impact the advice they give their patients. The findings are from a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who compared the relationship ...

Health

The best way to avoid overeating for the holidays? Stop dieting

Thanksgiving ushers in the long season of holiday treats. While many look forward to gobs of stuffing and plates piled high with cookies, others view the smorgasbords with dread. For them, holiday eating means blown diets, ...

Overweight & Obesity

Timing is everything when it comes to weight loss, research shows

Joint research between the University of Michigan and the Argentina-based National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET) has shed light on one of the most frustrating mysteries of weight loss – why the weight inevitably ...

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