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Meal timing may influence weight loss

November 4, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Restricting food intake to a 6-hour window may help facilitate weight loss, primarily by affecting hunger, according to data from…
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Parental intervention reduces overweight, obesity in young children

November 4, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — A responsive parenting intervention was effective in reducing overweight and preventing obesity at age 2 years, according to a…
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VIDEO: Gut microbiome key influencer of weight, metabolic syndrome

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, C. Ronald Kahn, MD, chief academic officer and senior investigator at Joslin Diabetes Center and the…
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Gene mutation linked with preference for high fat, less sugar in adults

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS —The melanocortin-4-receptor protein is key to modulating food preference in humans and can have a unique influence on adults with…
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VIDEO: Oxytocin promising therapy for weight loss

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, Elizabeth A. Lawson, MD, MMSc, of Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston…
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Parent weight loss influences adolescent weight loss

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Weight loss in parents may be influential on adolescents’ weight loss over time, study data show. “Parent obesity is…
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VIDEO: Weight-loss medications can help patients deal with appetite

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In this video exclusive, Donna Ryan, MD, professor emerita at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana…
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Negative family functioning affects attrition in pediatric weight management programs

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Drop-out from treatment of pediatric weight management programs is more likely among families with disengaged or rigid…
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Diet plus physical activity increases fitness

November 3, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — Adding physical activity to diets does not induce additional weight loss compared with diet alone, according to a presenter here…
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Responsive parenting reduces high energy-density food intake in infants

November 2, 2016
NEW ORLEANS — In infants with a negative temperament, a responsive parenting intervention may help reduce the intake of high energy-density…