Obesity and Weight Loss News

Female Veteran Heart Patients Tend to Be Younger, Obese, More Depressed

March 2nd, 2015
Female veterans who have gone through the Veterans Administration (VA) system to receive cardiac catheterization tend to be younger, more obese, more depressed and more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than their male counterparts, according to a new study ...

New Suggestions to Encourage Healthy Eating

March 2nd, 2015
Emerging research challenges strategies that have historically been used to encourage healthy eating. Four new perspectives were presented in a symposium, “Challenging Misconceptions About the Psychology of Food Choice," presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference. To begin, a study ...

Wellness Advice Often Lacking for Mentally Ill

February 25th, 2015
A new study finds health care providers often fail to provide dietary and exercise advice to patients with diabetes, or to those who display symptoms of mental illness. People with mental illness are often at high risk for diabetes as well as other "lifestyle" ...

Excess Work Hours + Family Demands = Higher BMI

February 25th, 2015
A new study discovers working long hours while raising a family can take a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. Dr. Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor also found that an increase in ...

Friends’ Success at Diet and Exercise Plan Can Spur Others

February 16th, 2015
New research discovers a friend’s success in a diet or exercise program can motivate a person to try it. University of Buffalo researchers found a person who succeeds at a wellness program is more influential in getting friends to sign up than a charismatic, ...

New Study Finds Sleep Deprivation Boosts Intake of Fat

February 15th, 2015
It’s a warning we have heard for years: Not getting enough sleep can lead to gaining weight. Now, a new study has found that not only do we consume more food following a night of total sleep deprivation, but we also consume ...

Energy Drinks Can Hike Hyperactivity, Inattention in Preteens

February 10th, 2015
Preteens who consume heavily sweetened energy drinks are 66 percent more likely to be at risk for hyperactivity and inattention symptoms, according to a new study by the Yale School of Public Health. Experts suggest that children limit their intake of sweetened beverages ...

Prenatal Attention to Maternal Health May Reduce Childhood Obesity

February 3rd, 2015
A new U.K. study adds to a growing body of evidence that links a child's early environment before and soon after birth to their chance of becoming obese later in life. The study looked at the combined effects of a variety of individual ...

Depression and Loneliness = Extreme Television Viewing

January 30th, 2015
New research suggests the lonelier and depressed you are, the more likely you are to binge-watch television marathons or Netflix episodes. Although settling in to watch a series of shows may seem harmless, University of Texas researchers found that younger people use this ...

Teen Body Image Perceptions Influence Adult Body Type

January 29th, 2015
New research discovers that teens who mistakenly perceive themselves as overweight are at greater risk of obesity as adults. The finding confirms the belief that an inappropriate body image can lead to a variety of issues during adolescence and adulthood. “Our research shows that ...