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Losing weight may be more difficult with more stored fat

November 28, 2015

A protein that inhibits the body’s ability to burn fat appears to be present in higher concentrations in people who have more fat tissue, according to research published in Nature Communications.

“Our discovery may help explain why overweight individuals find it incredibly hard to lose weight,” Andrew J. Whittle, PhD, of the University of Cambridge, said in a press release. “Their stored fat is actively fighting against their efforts to burn it off at the molecular level.”

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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Vary your exercise routine

November 27, 2015
LOS ANGELES — Varying your workout can help prevent a weight-loss plateau, said Deborah Clegg, PhD, of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California…
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Children in UK with obesity, NAFLD lack exercise and proper diet

November 27, 2015
New research showed that children with obesity and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in the UK fail to meet UK recommendations for exercise and diet, indicating efforts…
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Breast-feeding may lower risk for diabetes after gestational diabetes

November 25, 2015
A woman’s likelihood of developing type 2 diabetes after gestational diabetes may be reduced with consistent and continuous breast-feeding for at least 2 months…
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Personalized diets may alleviate elevated glucose levels

November 25, 2015
Elevated postprandial blood glucose and its metabolic consequences may successfully be modified by personalized diets, according to recent study findings published in…
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Avoiding “Loss of Chance”… Improving the Screening, Treatment, and Referral of Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy

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VIDEO: Weight loss tips from the experts — Better sleep means better weight loss

November 25, 2015
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Obesity Consults® ObesityForum® 2015 Highlights

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Obesity has increased dramatically in the past 20 years and is considered a health care epidemic in the United States…
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