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Findings implicate brain circuits are involved in drug craving, emotional response to food.
Rationally designed obesity treatment product achieves greater weight loss than placebo with no indication of reaching a plateau.
Obese adult patients are at risk for acute diverticulitis after twenty years of age and this is associated with abdominal obesity in these younger patients.
Children who are overweight as toddlers or preschoolers are more likely to be overweight or obese in early adolescence.
Growing portions over last two decades may confuse consumers about appropriate serving sizes and can serve as another cause of obesity.
Mississippi tops the obesity league of US states, 29.5% of its adults are obese. Alabama is second and West Virginia is third. Colorado is the nimblest state, where 16.9% of its people are obese.
Some brains may be wired to encourage fidgeting and other restless behaviors that consume calories and help control weight.
A key reason for the epidemic of pediatric obesity, now the most commonly diagnosed childhood ailment, is that high calorie, low fiber Western diets.
The fight against obesity in children just got a new weapon, parents are an important factor in children's rates of obesity.
A UCLA study, published in 2006, suggests our media and cultural obsession with achieving a certain weight loss level does little to convince couch potatoes of any size to abandon their favorite sofa cushions and get active. In fact, those messages may actually undermine motivation to adopt exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits.
The increase of obesity in the United States doubled the number of inconclusive diagnostic imaging exams.
The weight loss medication sibutramine, when combined with behavior therapy, allowed hundreds of very obese adolescents to lose an average of 14 pounds over a year.
Extremely obese patients undergoing gastric bypass procedures may have a greater reduction in obesity related diseases, more weight loss than those who have gastric banding procedures.
Obese girls in the early stages of puberty are at risk for having high levels of androgens (sometimes called "male hormones"), a condition that may lead to health problems later.
Expanding definitions of obesity may harm children.
Obesity is under diagnosed in people with diabetes overall and especially in African Americans.
Early treatment of obesity is instrumental in reducing the long term health complications associated with obesity.