Obesity and Weight Loss News

More Fruits and Veggies May Not Be Best Way to Lose Weight

June 26th, 2014
A new study suggests simply eating more fruits and vegetables will not aid in losing weight. University of Alabama-Birmingham researchers say that while it is a commonly recommended weight-loss tactic to increase the feeling of being full by consuming more fruits and vegetables, increased ...

Antidepressants While Pregnant Tied to Child’s Obesity, Diabetes

June 22nd, 2014
A new study has found a correlation between the use of a popular antidepressant during pregnancy and an increased risk of obesity and Type II diabetes in children. "Obesity and Type II diabetes in children is on the rise and there is the ...

Focusing on Families To Tackle Childhood Obesity

June 16th, 2014
Childhood obesity is a widespread problem in the U.S. And while research-proven behavioral treatments for obesity exist, they rely on regular one-on-one meetings with a trained health coach, making them beyond the reach of many families. Now, researchers from Seattle-based Group Health Cooperative have found it ...

Is Food Addiction Real?

June 14th, 2014
Is Food Addiction Real?A new study has found that women with weight problems were more impulsive than average in a food-related psychology test. According to researchers, this suggests they are more instinctively stimulated by images ...

For Parents and Kids, Sleep Critical to Keeping Pounds Off

June 10th, 2014
For Parents and Kids, Sleep Critical to Keeping Pounds Off A new study suggests sleep should be an important family value; parental sleep is related to a child’s sleep -- which in turn, is ...

Mice Research Finds New Ways Hormone Regulates Appetite

June 2nd, 2014
Mice Research Finds New Ways Hormone Regulates AppetiteThe hormone leptin was found some two decades ago to work through neurons in the brain to regulate metabolism, appetite, and weight, and Yale School of Medicine ...

Quality of Exercise/Diet May Trump Quantity

June 2nd, 2014
Quality of Exercise/Diet May Trump QuantityAn intriguing new study suggests more exercise may not be as beneficial as a variety of exercises. Exercise scientist Dr. Paul Arciero believes that if your goal is to lose weight ...

Where You Live Influences Your Satisfaction with Life

May 30th, 2014
Where You Live Influences Your Satisfaction with Life Where a person lives appears to play a major role in determining if an obese person is satisfied with his or her life. Researchers from the University ...

Mice Study: Strict Diet Hinders Breast Cancer

May 27th, 2014
Mice Study:  Strict Diet Hinders Breast Cancer Strict caloric restrictions have been found to improve lifespan in mice with an aggressive form of breast cancer. As discussed in the journal Breast Cancer Research and ...

Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Recurring

May 27th, 2014
Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Risk of Breast Cancer RecurringEmerging research suggests lifestyle changes in the form of healthy eating and regular exercise can decrease the risk of breast cancer recurrence and mortality. Two studies from ...