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One in five from 2001 - 2008 U.S. military sample have obesity; Veterans as likely to have obesity as civilians, study shows
June 27, 2016 06:05 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, Md., June 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Despite being held to stringent weight and body fat standards, newly published research shows that one in five individuals from a sample of U.S....
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Prepackaged portion-controlled meals can lead to greater weight loss than self-selected portions, research says
May 26, 2016 06:08 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, Md., May 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Increased portion sizes in Americans' diets is widely recognized as a contributor to the obesity epidemic, and now new research published in...
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Study Finds No Decline in U.S. Childhood Obesity Levels; Rates of Severe Obesity Continue to Climb
April 26, 2016 06:11 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, MD., April 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Those who follow along with headlines in the news may be led to believe that rates of childhood obesity are declining; however new research...
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Researchers Identify Key Statistical Errors in Obesity Science & Strategies to Avoid Them
March 30, 2016 09:05 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, MD., March 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exposing common statistical errors and bias in obesity research to improve the reliability of future research is the aim of the authors of three...
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Can Mindful Eating Help Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease?
March 09, 2016 08:11 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, Md., March 9, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Given the high stress levels, extended periods of screen time and regular social outings many Americans experience day-to-day in environments...
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Does Gender Expression Impact Weight? New Research Ties Masculinity to Higher BMI for Young People
February 02, 2016 08:17 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 2, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The first long-term research study of its kind ties masculine gender expression, or how much an individual conforms to masculine norms, to higher...
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Genetic Fingerprinting Could Help Healthcare Providers Create Custom Weight-Loss Solutions for Patients
December 23, 2015 12:11 ET | The Obesity Society
SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the midst of the holiday season, celebratory get-togethers can mean overindulging on treats and high-calorie foods, leaving many of us...
Stressed Parent? New Research Shows Your Children May be Twice as Likely to Have Obesity
November 06, 2015 10:04 ET | The Obesity Society
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prior research has shown that stress is associated with obesity in adults, and now for the first time, research suggests Latino parents who feel high...
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Are You Hardwired to Enjoy High-Calorie Foods? Research Links Genes to Heightened Brain Reward Responses to Foods High in Fat and Sugar
November 05, 2015 12:10 ET | The Obesity Society
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- For the first time, researchers have identified two genetic variants that interact to alter the brain responses to high-calorie foods, a tie that could...
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One Night of Poor Sleep Could Equal Six Months on a High-Fat Diet, Study Shows
November 05, 2015 10:03 ET | The Obesity Society
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- New research finds that one night of sleep deprivation and six months on a high-fat diet could both impair insulin sensitivity to a similar degree,...