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Learning Weight-Maintenance Skills Helps To Keep Weight Off

It’s not about cutting calories. It’s about weight-loss education. That’s the message from a recent Stanford study on women and weight management. The study showed that women who spent the first eight weeks of a weight-loss program mastering “weight-maintenance skills” ended up losing more weight–and keeping it off–than women who immediately jumped into a routine …

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Link Between Eating Dinner After 8pm And Overweight Childhood Disproven

There is no connection between consuming an evening meal after 8pm and weight gain in children, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition. The results of the study contradict previous evidence that the timing of food consumption can influence the body’s internal clock and circadian rhythms, which is believed to …

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Mental Illness Common In Bariatric Surgical Patients

According to the results of a new study, people who undergo gastric bypass surgery often experience mental health conditions such as depression and binge eating disorder. Bariatric surgery is an accepted type of promoting weight loss in people with severe obesity. It could be that mental health conditions are common in patients seeking bariatric surgery, …

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Americans Exceeding Guidelines For Salt Intake

According to a recently released report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a large number of Americans are consuming way more salt (sodium chloride) than is recommended by dietary guidelines. The Federal dietary guidelines which were released in 2010, suggest that most Americans consume no more than 2,300 mg of salt per …

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Anorexia May Be Linked To Strep Infection

A recent report in the Los Angeles Times highlights a case where a child who was infected with Strep subsequently suffered obsessive compulsive disorder. It was thought to be caused by an immune dysfunction that can trigger a variety of mental illnesses, including anorexia. PANDAS, the name given to this disorder, is thought to be …

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Antipsychotic Drug Improves Survival Rate In Anorexic Mice

A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago has resulted in the discovery of a medication that works to improve the rate of survival in anorexic mice, and may offer hope of a potential treatment for severe anorexia nervosa in humans. Olanzapine used in study In the study, the researchers tested the drug …

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Australian Study Links Drinking Soda With Increased Risk Of Asthma And COPD

A new study published in the February 7th issue of the journal Respirology has linked the consumption of soft drinks such as soda with an increased risk of developing asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The Australian study involved surveying approximately 17,000 people regarding their soft drink consumption habits. The comprehensive survey included a …

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Baby-Led Weaning Helps Babies Pick Healthier Foods

Pureed foods may not promote healthy eating habits according to a new study by the University of Nottingham. Researchers for the college have revealed that babies who are weaned to solid finger foods are more likely to prefer healthier foods and are also less likely to be overweight that their spoon fed counterparts. The study …

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BMI Test May Be Underestimating Obesity Among Americans

A new study has found evidence that the test most commonly used to determine obesity in the US, may be underestimating the number of Americans believed to be suffering from obesity. A study recently published in PLoS One questions the validity of using body mass index (BMI) to measure whether or not a person is …

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