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Brain activity and response to food cues differ in severely obese women, UTSW study shows

DALLAS – The brain’s reward centers in severely obese women continue to respond to food cues even after they’ve eaten and ...

Global study links obesity to premature death, with greatest effect in men

A study of 3.9 million adults published in The Lancet has found that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased ...

Water and Weight Loss

Nearly one-third of all Americans are overweight or obese, and thus at risk for diabetes, heart disease and a host of other negative health consequences ... Full story

Researchers say focusing on sugar in the fight against global obesity could be misleading

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have concluded that focusing health messages on sugar in isolation may mislead consumers on the need to also reduce overall calories, including those from fat. ... Full story

Genetic Risk for Obesity Grew Stronger in ‘Obesogenic’ Environment

Lending support to the idea that high-calorie diets, sedentariness and other aspects of the contemporary American lifestyle may be driving the obesity epidemic, UC San Francisco researchers have found that people who carry greater genetic risk for obesity were more likely to have a higher body mass index if they were born later in the 20th century. ... Full story

The human microbiome – the new frontier in our fight against obesity

Is obesity the result of a complex interplay between the human brain and a range of biological processes? ... Full story

Men likely to gain weight after losing jobs prior to retirement

ANN ARBOR—People who lose their jobs late in their careers are at risk of gaining weight—especially men, according to a new University of Michigan study. ... Full story

Insulin-sensitive fat leads to obesity

Study shows that a cellular sorting protein disrupts fat metabolism by recycling molecular receptors for insulin ... Full story

Does a sweet tooth affect sugar intake?

It has long been known taste plays an important role in many of our food choices, but what if we knew whether having a so-called “sweet tooth” did indeed lead to a sugar habit? ... Full story

Molecule Required for Pain Also Helps Regulate Body Weight

Janelia scientists find that a molecule best known for its role in pain perception also plays an important role in regulating body weight. ... Full story

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