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Weight training wards off age-related abdominal fat better than aerobic activity

December 22, 2014

Weight training for 20 minutes per day helped healthy men stave off age-related abdominal fat gain better than engaging in aerobic activities for the same amount of time, according to research published in Obesity.

Although aerobic exercise alone was associated with less weight gain than weight training overall, a combination of the two optimized waist circumference results, Harvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues found.

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Polyphenol supplement failed to improve NAFLD in obese men

December 17, 2014
Resveratrol did not improve characteristics of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among a cohort of overweight or obese men, according to study data.“We hypothesized…

Surgeon general to tackle obesity epidemic

December 16, 2014
The Obesity Society released a statement calling the confirmation of Vivek Murthy, MD, as US Surgeon General a promising step for the future of obesity research and…
Karen Bonuck In the Journals

Sleep duration, sleep-disordered breathing linked to childhood obesity at 15 years

December 16, 2014
A child’s risk of becoming obese by age 15 years may be increased by sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep, according to recent study findings…
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Clinical Perspectives on the Role of the Kidney in the Pathophysiology of T2DM

Clinical Perspectives on the Role of the Kidney in the Pathophysiology of T2DM: Emerging Options for Treatment

Recent advances with novel orally administered SGLT2 cotransporter inhibitors, a new class of antidiabetes medication…
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Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD: Individualized approach to obesity treatment most likely to succeed

October 27, 2014
BOSTON — In this video, Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, director of the Obesity, Metabolism and Nutrition Institute at…
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Setting the Record Straight: Making Sense of the Data on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management

Setting the Record Straight: Making Sense of the Data on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners in Weight Management

This activity is supported by an educational grant from American Beverage Association.

The consumption of low- and no-calorie sweeteners has grown in recent years, and is regarded as an aid to limit caloric…
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In the Journals

Weight training wards off age-related abdominal fat better than aerobic activity

December 22, 2014
Weight training for 20 minutes per day helped healthy men stave off age-related abdominal fat gain better than engaging in aerobic activities for the…
In the Journals

Polyphenol supplement failed to improve NAFLD in obese men

December 17, 2014
Resveratrol did not improve characteristics of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease among a cohort of overweight or obese men, according to study…

Surgeon general to tackle obesity epidemic

December 16, 2014
The Obesity Society released a statement calling the confirmation of Vivek Murthy, MD, as US Surgeon General a promising step for the future of…
Karen Bonuck In the Journals

Sleep duration, sleep-disordered breathing linked to childhood obesity at 15 years

December 16, 2014
A child’s risk of becoming obese by age 15 years may be increased by sleep-related breathing problems and chronic lack of sleep, according to…
Caroline Apovian In the Journals

No association found between metabolic health status, vitamin D deficiency in people with obesity

December 15, 2014
Vitamin D deficiency does not appear to be associated with metabolic health status in people with obesity however, it does seem to be correlated with…
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Targeted colonic propionate delivery prevented weight gain

December 15, 2014
Increasing the amount of the short-chain fatty acid propionate in the colon could be a promising approach to prevent additional weight gain in adults…

New drug could help prevent onset of obesity-related type 2 diabetes

December 13, 2014
Results from preclinical studies showed a novel therapy increased insulin sensitivity among treatment groups on a high-fat diet, stopped fat mass…
Peter Wurtz In the Journals

BMI increase adversely affects metabolic markers in lean young adults

December 12, 2014
Multiple cardiometabolic risk markers are negatively affected by increases in excess body fat, even among normal weight young adults, according to…
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Smoking, obesity, family history associated with men's premature hair graying

December 11, 2014
Premature hair graying in young men was associated with family history, obesity and smoking, according to study results. Researchers in South Korea…
Lin Yang In the Journals

Overweight, obesity in black women linked to occupational sitting

December 11, 2014
Black women who sit more than 30 minutes a day at work are more likely to be obese or overweight compared with those who sit less than 30 minutes…
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