Weight loss at The Hernried Center, CA, US

Weight loss at The Hernried Center, CA, US

The Hernried Center treats obesity as a chronic disease of abnormal energy storage and not a lack of willpower in people. Patients understand that even if they lose weight, they will always be an obese person in a thinner body and at risk for regain. One of the first principles participants learn is that “weight

Limiting unhealthy food marketing to children

Limiting unhealthy food marketing to children

Parents are concerned about food marketing and the way it impacts their children’s eating habits and would support policies to limit the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children, according to a recent study by the Rudd Center. The study is the first of its kind to assess parents’ attitudes about policies to promote

Leptin target for obesity drugs comes into focus

Leptin target for obesity drugs comes into focus

Researchers at the University of Michigan have determined how the hormone leptin, an important regulator of metabolism and body weight, interacts with a key receptor in the brain. Leptin is a hormone secreted by fat tissue that has been of interest for researchers in obesity and Type 2 diabetes since it was discovered in 1995.

Group based weight loss treatment is effective

Group based weight loss treatment is effective

A new US study conducted at Baruch College and published in Obesity found that overweight and obese adults who participated in three different weight loss treatments, all involving intensive, multi-component counseling delivered in groups, lost significant weight after 48 weeks whether the treatment was led by a health professional or by someone who had previous

Severely obese are fastest growing overweight Americans

Severely obese are fastest growing overweight Americans

The proportion of Americans who are severely obese — those people 100 pounds or more overweight — continues to increase rapidly and much faster than those with moderate obesity, but the rate of growth has slowed, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The RAND study found that from 2000 to 2010, the proportion of

Mental health boost in overweight teens from small amounts of exercise

Mental health boost in overweight teens from small amounts of exercise

Being obese at any age is commonly associated with a litany of health issues, ranging from diabetes and chronic fatigue to heart complications. Overweight adolescents are also at an increased risk of body dissatisfaction, social alienation and low self esteem, which is why Dr. Gary Goldfield, registered psychologist, clinical researcher at the Children’s Hospital of

BPA in children and teens linked to obesity

BPA in children and teens linked to obesity

Children and adolescents having higher concentrations of urinary bisphenol A (BPA), a manufactured chemical found in consumer products, significantly increases odds of being obese. Leonardo Trasande, M.D., M.P.P., of the NYU School of Medicine, New York City, conducted a study on a sample of nearly 3,000 children and adolescents. In the U.S. population, exposure [to

Possibility of treating obesity with vaccination

Possibility of treating obesity with vaccination

New vaccines promote weight loss. A new study, published in Journal of Animal Science and Biotechnology, assesses the effectiveness of two somatostatin vaccinations, JH17 and JH18, in reducing weight gain and increasing weight loss in mice.

Obesity and obesity-related disease is a growing health issue worldwide. Somatostatin, a peptide hormone, inhibits the action of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor (IGF-1), both of which increase metabolism and result in weight loss.

Childhood obesity – Soft drink consumption not a major contributor

Childhood obesity – Soft drink consumption not a major contributor

Most children and youth who consume soft drinks and other sweetened beverages, such as fruit punch and lemonade, are not at any higher risk for obesity than their peers who drink healthy beverages, says a new study published in the October issue of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism.

The study examined the relationship between beverage intake patterns of Canadian children and their risk for obesity and found sweetened beverage intake to be a risk factor only in boys aged 6-11.

AchieveTogether – Successful dieters helping online

AchieveTogether – Successful dieters helping online

A Web-based program featuring successful strategies of others who have lost weight may be an effective strategy for weight loss, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Researchers created a website called AchieveTogether and evaluated the weight-loss success of users. They compared users with a group of people attempting to lose weight on their own, and then allowed that second group access to the site 12 weeks later.