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Atrial fibrillation: Weight loss reverses heart condition in obesity sufferers

Australian research shows for the first time that obese people who are suffering from atrial fibrillation can reduce or reverse the effects of the condition by losing weight. Source:Science Daily Read More

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When it comes to weight loss in overweight and obese adults with knee osteoarthritis, more is better

Overweight and obese individuals with knee osteoarthritis can reduce pain and significantly improve function and mobility with weight loss. New research reveals that a 20% or more weight loss has the added benefit of continued improvement in physical health-related quality of life along with an additional 25% reduction in pain and improvement in function. Source:Science […]

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Exercise mitigates genetic effects of obesity later in life

A new study suggests, for the first time in women over age 70, that working up a sweat can reduce the influence one’s genes have on obesity. Source:Science Daily Read More

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Lonely and prolonged struggle for people with severe obesity

The majority of people with severe obesity have a lonely and prolonged struggle with their weight. In one study spanning more than 10 years, 83 percent report that they constantly strive to lose weight or prevent weight gain. Source:Science Daily Read More

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Study finds that weight loss after obesity surgery can rapidly restore testosterone production in morbidly obese men

New research presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Vienna, Austria (23-26) May shows that weight reduction following a sleeve gastrectomy (obesity surgery), which reduces the size of the stomach, can rapidly reverse obesity-related hypogonadism in morbidly obese men, restoring normal levels of testosterone and sex drive. Source:Medical Xpress Read More

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Exercise makes the blood of obese people healthier

Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Are you sticking to your diet? Scientists may be able to tell from a blood sample

An analysis of small molecules called ‘metabolites’ in a blood sample may be used to determine whether a person is following a prescribed diet, scientists show in a new study. Source: Science Daily Read More

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Why zero-calorie sweeteners can still lead to diabetes, obesity

Increased awareness of the health consequences of eating too much sugar has fueled a dramatic uptick in the consumption of zero-calorie artificial sweeteners in recent decades. However, new research finds sugar replacements can also cause health changes that are linked with diabetes and obesity, suggesting that switching from regular to diet soda may be a […]

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Obesity inhibits key cancer defense mechanism

Obesity could enhance cancer development while aspirin might prevent it — a new insight into potential targets for cancer prevention Source: Science Daily Read More

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Obesity surgery linked to positive outcomes in very obese teens with diabetes

This study is the first to compare glycemic control in two groups of very obese adolescents with type 2 diabetes. Source: Science Daily Read More

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