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Tag: Obesity

Sweetener Packets
A longitudinal analysis of a large cohort suggests an association between artificial sweetener intake and several markers of adiposity, such as visceral fat [1]. Safely sweet? Artificial sweeteners were invented to provide a healthier alternative to sugar and other high-calorie sweeteners, especially in the wake of the obesity epidemic, which causes more than 300 thousand...
Diet and exercise
Scientists publishing in Nature Metabolism have determined that in obese people, healthy diet and exercise bring stronger metabolic benefits than diet alone [1]. Better together There are two major interventions at hand for weight loss without resorting to medications: diet and exercise. However, recent research suggests that they are not interchangeable. Forgoing either one can...
Weight gradient
Scientists publishing in Nature Metabolism have shown that obese people have dampened brain responses to food. This effect lingers even after diet-induced weight loss, possibly explaining why it is easy to regain weight [1]. Getting and staying lean is hard Obesity is a certified killer. It drives many pathological conditions and substantially increases all-cause mortality...
Scale
According to a new large-scale populational study, being overweight is not associated with either significant risks or benefits between the ages of 45 and 85. Obesity, however, is a clear risk factor [1]. BMI plus fat mass index While obesity is widely recognized as a life-long risk factor, several studies suggest that people who are...
Depressed obese
Scientists have discovered that formerly obese mice that became leaner have greatly improved energy efficiency, which might be preventing their complete return to normal weight [1]. Β Why is it so hard to lose the last few pounds? People attempting to lose weight often feel like their own bodies are fighting them, as shedding additional pounds...
Global obesity
A new paper published in Cell Metabolism has shown the growing influence of metabolic diseases in an aging population. Related diseases studied together Metabolic diseases include hypertension, type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease [1]. These diseases, representing fundamental problems with how the human body uses energy, are heavily linked to systemic...