Weight Management Articles & Stories:

Despite Increasing Physical Activity Levels, Obesity Continues to Rise in America

Despite Increasing Physical Activity Levels, Obesity Continues to Rise in America Even though Americans are more physically active now, obesity levels continue to rise unperturbed. This is according to researchers from the University of Washington and reported in the journal Population Health Metrics. Read More

Sleeping Late Can Lead to Weight Gain in Healthy People

Sleeping Late Can Lead to Weight Gain in Healthy People If you are healthy and routinely sleep late and get inadequate sleep, you run the risk of gaining more weight than if you were to go to bed earlier and sleep enough every night. This is according to a study published in the journal Sleep. Read More

Premature Birth More Likely for Obese Women

Premature Birth More Likely for Obese Women Pregnant women who also happen to be obese or overweight face an elevated risk of giving birth prematurely. This is according to a recent study published in JAMA. The study was led by Dr. Sven Cnattingius of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Read More

Babies Born by C-Section Face High Risk of Obesity

Babies Born by C-Section Face High Risk of Obesity Babies who are born through Cesarean section (c-section) are much more likely to become obese as they become adults when compared to babies who are delivered vaginally. This is according to a new study conducted in the U.K., including over 10,000 children. Read More

Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity

Novel Approaches for Treating Obesity Scientists have been looking for non-invaisve ways to combat obesity by studying the hormone ghrelin that controls appetite - the signal that tells us we are hungry and should eat. Read More

Understanding the Origin of Fat Cells May Lead to New Treatments

Understanding the Origin of Fat Cells May Lead to New Treatments To understand more about the mystery of obesity, it's important to understand how fat cells are born, nurtured and matured. And the enlightenment that will flow from understanding obesity may sweep away mysteries relating to the generation of cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which seem to... Read More

Can Mom's Weight Influence a Child's Risk of Obesity?

Can Mom's Weight Influence a Child's Risk of Obesity? Can Mom's Weight Influence a child's Risk of Obesity? Preliminary studies say, yes. Read More

Mandometer May be the Device Children need to Lose Weight

Mandometer May be the Device Children need to Lose Weight Weight loss continues to be a persistent goal for the majority of Americans and one of the New Year's resolutions that always seem to fall through the cracks. As we look for new ways to lose weight, eating slower may be the easiest, most appealing choice. Eating slower allows the brain to regi... Read More

Lower Cholesterol Without Statin Drugs

Lower Cholesterol Without Statin Drugs If you have high cholesterol and you're brimming with confidence in synthetic pharmaceuticals, then statin drugs such as Lipitor, Crestor, Zocor and Levitor are for you. If, however, you lean toward medicating your body with natural products, there are a variety of items that have been scient... Read More

Some Obese Individuals Have Grave Misconceptions About Weight

Some Obese Individuals Have Grave Misconceptions About Weight Some overweight and even obese individuals believe their body size to be normal and don't see the need to lose weight, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2009. Researchers followed nearly 6,000 patients in the Dallas Heart Study and found th... Read More

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