Obesity and Weight Loss News

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 ...

Cheap Food Fuels Obesity Epidemic

May 26th, 2014
Cheap Food Fuels Obesity EpidemicA provocative new review posits that many of the traditional beliefs explaining the obesity epidemic are wrong. Roland Sturm, Ph.D of RAND Corporation and Ruopeng An, Ph.D, of the University ...

Women Who Think They Can More Likely to Lose Weight Postpartum

May 23rd, 2014
Women Who Think They Can More Likely to Lose Weight PostpartumNew research suggest having a positive mental opinion that one can return to everyday activities and exercise after childbirth influences how much weight a ...

Kids’ Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat, Obesity

May 20th, 2014
Kids' Sleep Deficits Can Increase Body Fat and Obesity Emerging research suggests sleep deficits during infancy and early childhood can increase body fat and obesity for children by as early as age seven. As noted in ...