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Physician Support Key to Successful Weight Loss, Study Shows

A review of survey data from more than 300 obese people who participated in a federally funded weight loss clinical trial found that although the overall weight loss rates were modest, those who rated their primary care doctor’s support as particularly helpful lost about twice as many pounds as those who didn’t.

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Hot Chilli May Unlock a New Treatment for Obesity

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a high-fat diet may impair important receptors located in the stomach that signal fullness.

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Exercise Alone Does Not Help in Losing Weight

Physical activity has many health benefits. But contrary to common belief, exercise does not help you lose weight, public health scientists report.

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Top Researchers, Policymakers, Practitioners to Gather in Los Angeles for Largest International Scientific Conference on Obesity, Weight Loss

Leading obesity organizations come together to host largest, international scientific conference on obesity in its third year

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SLU Research Finds Physicians Fail to Identify, Address Weight Issues in Hospitalized Children

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Physicians and physician trainees fail to identify or address overweight/obesity in over 90 percent of hospitalized children, according to new research from a Saint Louis University pediatric hospitalist.

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Common Medications for Dementia Could Cause Harmful Weight Loss

Medications commonly used to treat dementia could result in harmful weight loss, according to UCSF researchers, and clinicians need to account for this risk when prescribing these drugs to older adults, they said.

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Exercise Mimic Molecule May Help Treat Diabetes and Obesity

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Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a molecule that acts as an exercise mimic, which could potentially help treat type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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Good News for People Suffering from Fatty Liver Disease – Resistance Training Can Help

Approximately 30% of the population suffer from fatty liver disease, the commonest liver disease in the Western world. The disease can lead to inflammation and cirrhosis of the liver. A joint study by the University of Haifa and the Tel Aviv Medical Center has found that gym training, and not only aerobic exercises, can help reduce liver fat

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Is Facebook Use Always Associated with Poorer Body Image and Risky Dieting?

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College women who are more emotionally invested in Facebook and have lots of Facebook friends are less concerned with body size and shape and less likely to engage in risky dieting behaviors. But that’s only if they aren’t using Facebook to compare their bodies to their friends’ bodies, according to the authors of a surprising new study at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

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Embargoed AJPH Research: Obesity and Attaining Normal Weight, Newborn Circumcision, Health Care Biases Based on Sexual Orientation

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research about obese people attaining normal weight; circumcision’s link to health insurance; health care providers’ biases based on sexual orientation.