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May 3, 2015

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May 3, 2015

Fat Grafting for Buttocks Augmentation: Combined Technique Gives Good Results

Apr. 30, 2015 — Have you ever dreamed of taking fat from one area where you had a little too much, and transferring to somewhere you wanted a little more? A Brazilian plastic surgery team has done just that, using a ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers are using an electronic salt spoon to help families transition to low-sodium ... read more

Musculoskeletal Outcomes from Study on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Safety

Apr. 27, 2015 — Outcomes regarding musculoskeletal disease among severely obese adolescents participating in a recent study have been presented by researchers. Investigators note that while pediatric obesity is more ... read more

Just an Hour of TV a Day Linked to Unhealthy Weight in Kindergartners

Apr. 26, 2015 — Kindergartners and first-graders who watched as little as one hour of television a day were more likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who watched TV for less than 60 minutes each ... read more

Strength Vs. Endurance: Does Exercise Type Matter in the Fight Against Obesity?

Apr. 23, 2015 — Researchers look at which form of exercise -- strength, endurance or a combination of both -- work best in tandem with diet to reduce weight and change body composition among obese study ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — A new way that brown fat, a potential obesity-fighting target, is regulated in the body has been discovered by researchers.. This finding gives researchers and weight-loss companies a possible ... read more

Alginate-Enriched Bread Shown to Reduce Fat Digestion and Absorption in Patients With NAFLD

Apr. 23, 2015 — Alginate-enriched bread has the potential to inhibit fat digestion and circulatory lipids in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver ... read more

Sugar and Carbs, Not Physical Inactivity, Behind Surge in Obesity, Say Experts

Apr. 22, 2015 — Excess sugar and carbs, not physical inactivity, are behind the surge in obesity, say experts. It is time to bust myth that anyone -- including athletes -- can outrun a bad diet, they ... read more

Clinical Studies Show 'CHORI-Bar' Results in Broad Scale Health Improvements

Apr. 22, 2015 — A fruit-based micronutrient and fiber-dense supplement bar was shown in clinical trials to improve metabolism in overweight/obese otherwise healthy adults in ways that are consistent with reduced ... read more

Apr. 20, 2015 — A study of two protocols for the treatment of childhood obesity finds that both were successful in limiting one-year weight gain in obese children. Both interventions use information technology to ... read more

New Research Shows How to Tackle Obesity

Apr. 17, 2015 — One size does not fit all when it comes to tackling obesity, according to a new study. Researchers looking at how to tackle England's country's obesity issue and found that currently ... read more

How to Develop Healthy Eating Habits in a Child: Start Early and Eat Your Vegetables

Apr. 17, 2015 — A healthy diet promotes success in life -- better concentration and alertness, better physical health that translates into good mental and emotional ... read more

Obesity Significantly Increases Prostate Cancer Risk in African-American Men

Apr. 16, 2015 — Obesity in black men substantially increases the risk of low- and high-grade prostate cancer, while obesity in white men moderately reduces the risk of low-grade cancer and only slightly increases ... read more

Being Underweight in Middle Age Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Apr. 9, 2015 — Middle-aged people who are underweight (with a Body Mass Index [BMI] less than 20 kg/m2) are a third more likely to develop dementia than people of similar age with a healthy BMI, according to new ... read more

Choice of Protein And Carbohydrate-Rich Foods May Have Big Effects on Long-Term Weight Gain

Apr. 9, 2015 — Small changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods that we eat may have a large impact on preventing long-term weight gain. The study also suggests that changes in refined ... read more

Male Offspring Get Most Benefit from Pregnant Mother's Exercise

Apr. 8, 2015 — Male offspring appear to benefit more than females from the positive effects of exercise during pregnancy, an animal study has found. "Maternal exercise significantly improved male ... read more

Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Heightened Risk of Heart Disease

Apr. 8, 2015 — Pesticide exposure, not obesity alone, can contribute to increased cardiovascular disease risk and inflammation in premenopausal women, according to a new ... read more

Rats Fed a Dietary Fiber Supplement Had Better Weight Control

Apr. 8, 2015 — Rats fed a fiber supplement while on a high fat and high sugar diet show a much lower weight gain than those who did not eat the fiber, a study shows. A team of researchers says the study helps ... read more

New Piece in the 'French Paradox' Diet and Health Puzzle: Cheese Metabolism

Apr. 8, 2015 — Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon known as the 'French ... read more

Researchers Shed Light on Link Between Diet, Epstein-Barr

Apr. 8, 2015 — A new study is shedding light on the connection between diet and a common childhood disease. Using national health data, the researchers determined children who ate certain types of food or dealt ... read more

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