Although we know that obesity is associated with an increased risk of numerous ills, it hasn't been clear that it's also linked to an increased risk of death. A new study suggests that the way the BMI data has been examined may account for that dissonance, and that body weight history may also weigh in on mortality risk.
How to motivate obese people to lose weight is a really hard nut to crack. While there are many weight-loss strategies available from dieting guidelines to surgery over one-third of Americans are obese. And according to a new study, providing monetary incentives at work isn't the magic bullet, either.
Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective means of weight loss for the extremely obese; some types have even been shown to cause remission of diabetes. But these benefits occur with some downsides, which people should be aware of before choosing this type of treatment.
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center are examining whether a potential diet treatment that targets fat cells also shrinks tumors, according to a study published in the journal, Molecular Therapy.
Bariatric surgery is probably the most effective means of dealing with obesity, and with obesity-linked Type 2 diabetes as well. Some questions remain like, how long do benefits last and who should be eligible for this treatment? A couple of new reports shed some light.
Forget the no-fat, no-carb and no-sweets diets. Portion control could be the real game changer for losing and/or maintaining weight, and it also might well be a key player in combating obesity. According to a recent study, large meal portions consistently lead to overeating, which leads to weight gain.
Bariatric surgery is probably the most successful means of reducing body weight (and fatness) in obese people. But Body Mass Index is not necessarily the best predictor of diabetes remission with the stomach surgery, although it has been the main criterion of eligibility for it.
The holidays are challenging for everyone's midsection but they are a factor in the actual obesity rather than seasonal weight gain?
How obesity feeds into insulin resistance remains somewhat of a mystery. A new study, which confined normal-weight men to hospital beds while having them consume 6,000 calories per day, sheds some light onto the possible cause of insulin resistance in the obese.
Prospective study of 228 morbidly obese teens shows that two different types of bariatric surgery led to significant benefits. They included weight loss, and improved cardiometabolic levels, including blood pressure, lipids, diabetes and kidney function.
One policy that has elicited much sturm und drang is the requirement that chain restaurants post calorie content of their foods on their menus. Some cities have had to comply with the law since 2009. So how effective has it been in stemming obesity? Not very, according to some new research.
In this space we've covered numerous research articles about dieting and weight loss especially those that evaluate the effects of low fat or low carbohydrate diets (most recently here and here). Although it might seem that the topic has been thoroughly covered, there are apparently still unanswered questions.