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Nasal spray intended to treat obesity
A Boston company named Compellis Pharmaceuticals said that it obtained an initial patent for a nasal spray that aims to treat obesity by blocking the olfactory activity in the nose, Boston.com reported Wednesday Dec. 6.
Dec 7, 2006, 11:17
Study Shows UAB Eatright Diet Leads To Sustained Weight Loss
Research published in the October issue of Obesity showed that more than three-fourths of participants in UABís (University of Alabama at Birmingham) EatRight Weight Management Program maintained their weight loss over the following two years after their involvement in the 12-week program.
Dec 3, 2006, 14:20
Overweight may lower breast cancer risk in young women?
A new study conducted by Harvard Medical School suggests that being overweight may lower the breast cancer risk.
Nov 27, 2006, 23:38
Want to lose some weight? Eat slowly
Rather than counting how much you eat, those who want to control intake of calories may eat their meals as slowly as they can, researchers suggested.
Nov 19, 2006, 12:17
Excess abdominal fat may lower breast cancer survival
(Hicenter.com) - Women with excess abdominal fat may face a higher risk of dying from breast cancer, according to a new study published in the Oct. 15 issue of the journal Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention.
Oct 22, 2006, 12:53
Exercise Alone Won't Prevent Childhood Obesity
Physically active preschoolers are on to a good thing, but exercise alone won't keep obesity at bay as they get older, British researchers report.
Oct 5, 2006, 22:36
Appetite-Fighting Molecule May Fight Obesity
Japanese researchers have discovered a naturally occurring molecule that suppresses appetite in mammals, raising hopes that it might one day treat obesity in humans.
Oct 3, 2006, 21:42
Eating Whole-grain cereals betters weight loss
People can lose weight in many ways, but not all are healthy. Researchers found eating high-fiber whole grain cereals turns out to be one of the healthy ways to lose weight.
Sep 17, 2006, 20:15
Brown Seaweed May Be a Fat Fighter
(HealthDay News) -- That tasty miso soup you had for lunch may be more than delicious -- it could help you burn away excess fat.
Sep 11, 2006, 12:17
Protein-Rich Meals Trigger Satiety Hormone
The presence of a peptide hormone in the gut accounts for the feeling of fullness experienced by people after consuming a protein-rich meal, scientists have found. The hormone known as PYY sends signals to the brain and reduces feelings of hunger, researchers said.
Sep 6, 2006, 20:46
Baby fat ups risk of overweight and obesity in adolescence
(foodconsumer.org) - Chubby toddlers are unlikely to shed excess weight and grow up as overweight and obese pre-teens, a new study has found.
Sep 5, 2006, 15:50
Baby Fat Predicts Obesity in Pre-Teens
Overweight youngsters usually become overweight adolescents, study finds
Sep 5, 2006, 14:44
Experts: Obesity a Global Scourge
Obesity is on the verge of crippling the health system in every country by causing lifestyle diseases like diabetes and heart disease, experts warned Sunday at the International Congress on Obesity in Sydney.
Sep 4, 2006, 11:32
Exercise: The Antidote for a High-Fat Meal w/Comment
(HealthDay News) -- So, you've just polished off a meal high in fat, and now you're feeling guilty? Wait an hour or two, then get a little exercise, and you can reverse the potential damage to your arteries, a new study suggests.
Aug 31, 2006, 17:59
Exercise: The Antidote for a High-Fat Meal
(HealthDay News) -- So, you've just polished off a meal high in fat, and now you're feeling guilty?
Aug 31, 2006, 11:02
Adult obesity rates worsened in 31 states last year
(foodconsumer.org) - A growing proportion of American adults are battling obesity even as 31 states registered an increase in adult obesity rates last year, a report by the Trust for America's Health said yesterday.
Aug 30, 2006, 15:56
31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity
(HealthDay News) -- Adult obesity rates increased in 31 states during the past year, leaving an estimated two-thirds of Americans vulnerable to fatal diseases such as diabetes, stroke and cancer.
Aug 29, 2006, 12:36
Britons on the brink of obesity crisis
(foodconsumer.org) - An estimated 12 million adults and one million children will be clinically obese in Britain by 2010 if urgent steps are not taken to tackle the escalating obesity crisis, according to a government report released yesterday.
Aug 26, 2006, 14:16
Early death predicted even for moderately overweight people
(foodconsumer.org) - That obesity brings an early death is a generally accepted fact. But two new studies in this week's New England Journal of Medicine say that even moderate weight gain increases the risk of premature death.
Aug 23, 2006, 15:36
Obesity Increases Chances of Early Death
(HealthDay News) -- Everyone knows that obesity is unhealthy, but now a new study shows that being obese in midlife dramatically increases your risk of dying early.
Aug 23, 2006, 12:13
High-Cal, Low-Fiber Diets Driving Kids to Obesity
You eat too much so you gain weight becoming overweight or obese. But the truth is, high intake of calories does not neccessarily lead to overweight or obesity.
Aug 22, 2006, 20:10
Does Body-Mass Index Really Predict Heart Risk?
(HealthDay News) -- The widely used body-mass index (BMI) is not an accurate indicator of cardiovascular risk for people with heart disease because it does not distinguish between muscle and fat, a major review of the data contends.
Aug 17, 2006, 22:36
A Biological Basis for Being a Couch Potato?
(HealthDay News) -- Different brain biology may explain why some people tend to be couch potatoes while others are more active.
Aug 14, 2006, 13:08
Being obese and a couch potato may have a biological basis in the brain
Some brains may be wired to encourage fidgeting and other restless behaviors that consume calories and help control weight, according to new research published by The American Physiological Society.
Aug 14, 2006, 01:28
U.S. Babies Getting Fatter: Study
American babies carry more "baby fat" now than ever before, a new study finds.
Aug 9, 2006, 20:19
Most obese people claim to eat healthy
(foodconsumer.org) - More than three-quarters of obese people in the United States say they have healthy eating habits, a new phone survey found.
Aug 3, 2006, 08:21
Focus on weight undermines motivation for healthy lifestyle changes among people of all sizes
A newly published UCLA study suggests our media and cultural obsession with achieving a certain weight does little to convince couch potatoes of any size to abandon their favorite sofa cushions and get active.
Aug 2, 2006, 08:15
Researchers develop promising anti-obesity vaccine
(foodconsumer.org) - A vaccine that fights obesity may sound too good to be true, but US researchers have developed a vaccine that prevents weight gain in laboratory mice.
Aug 1, 2006, 15:49
Surroundings have a big say in food portions
(foodconsumer.org) - Dietary habits are assuming importance given the proliferation of obesity and this study could explain why people are perfectly happy to eat small portions in one place, but insist on bigger food portions in another.
Jul 31, 2006, 13:31
Fish oil helps weight loss
(foodconsumer.org) - Obese and overweight people often complain that physical exercise can't help them lose weight. A new Australian study found that in addition to physical exercise, people need to add fish oil to their diet to burn off excess weight.
Jul 29, 2006, 00:46