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Researcher Paves New Path Toward Preventing Obesity

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People with unpredictable childhoods are more likely to become obese as adults, according to new research.

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nutrition and aging, Nutrition, Telecommunication, Research, nutrition research, Gerontology, Geriatrics

Technology That Connects Aging Adults in Rural Areas with Health Experts Improves Weight Loss

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Melissa Ventura Marra, assistant professor of human nutrition and foods in the WVU Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, is part of a multistate research team that is evaluating how food security and lifestyle choices such as diet quality and physical activity affect individual health and well-being.

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Why Some Mannequins Are Turning Blue, Taking a Dive and Putting on Weight

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Women have long griped about the pencil-thin mannequins in clothing displays, saying they bear little resemblance to real women’s bodies and make shopping frustrating and depressing. But criticism is beginning to make inroads, and some in the apparel industry are introducing changes to make mannequins more realistic and inclusive, Baylor University fashion expert and author says.

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Medically Managed Weight Loss: A Nonsurgical Approach to a Healthier Weight

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Weight loss, as well as maintaining a healthy weight, is a challenge that can sometimes seem insurmountable. If you are struggling with your weight, you are not alone! According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 70.7 percent of adults who are 20 years of age and older are considered to be overweight and/or obese. This is especially worrying because obesity can lead to a number of serious, and sometimes even fatal, health conditions.

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Endocrine Society Issues Scientific Statement on Obesity’s Causes

A new Scientific Statement issued by the Endocrine Society calls for more research aimed specifically at understanding the underlying mechanisms that make it difficult to maintain long-term weight loss.

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Are Activity Monitors Fit for Exercise Research? Getting There, but Further Steps Needed

Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they’re not yet fully up to speed, reports a paper in Progress in Preventive Medicine, the official journal of the European Society of Preventive Medicine. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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Waist-to-Height Ratio More Accurate Than BMI in Identifying Obesity, New Study Shows

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Calculating a person’s waist-to-height ratio is the most accurate and efficient way of identifying whether or not they are at risk of obesity in clinical practice, a new study by Leeds Beckett University shows.

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The American Board of Obesity Medicine Five Year Report

Five-year report reflecting on the growth of ABOM

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Insurance vs. Out-of-Pocket Payment Not a Big Factor in Weight-Loss Outcomes

Individuals whose insurance covered the cost of a comprehensive medical weight-loss program had one-year outcomes very similar to those of patients who paid for the treatment out of pocket, according to an observational study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

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Probing Problems with Bariatric Surgery: Reoperations, Variation Are Common

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Every year, nearly 200,000 Americans turn to surgeons for help with their obesity, seeking bariatric surgery to lose weight and prevent life-threatening health problems. But after more than two decades of steadily increasing numbers of operations, American bariatric surgery centers still vary greatly in the quality of care they provide.







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