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fat shaming backfires
2014-09-12 06:48:40

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Contrary to popular belief, “fat shaming” does not encourage people to eat less and lose weight – in fact, it could have the opposite effect, researchers from the University College London (UCL) Health Behavior Research Centre report Thursday in the journal Obesity. The study, which was funded by Cancer Research UK, looked at data of 2,944 adults over the course of four years and found that those who reported being discriminated...

2014-09-11 23:10:36

Eat to Win has announced the release of its expanded iPhone© and iPad© app weight-loss game for adults. Highland, Michigan (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Eat to Win LLC, makers of FunNutritional games and products, today announced the release of their expanded weight-loss app designed for adults. This release of Eat to Win Explosion© is designed for iPhones© and iPads©. Eat to Win Explosion© differs from other weight-loss apps currently on the market. After...

2014-09-11 20:21:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its meeting regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda(®), the intended brand name for liraglutide 3 mg, a once-daily human GLP-1 analogue for the treatment of obesity. Based on the data contained in the NDA for Saxenda(®), the FDA asked the panel members to discuss whether...

2014-09-11 12:26:49

The Obesity Society Calls FDA Approval of Contrave a Step to Improve Health, Weight of Nation SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of Americans affected by severe obesity continues to rise, equipping our nation's doctors with proven and effective tools to treat patients for this disease is increasingly important. Today's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that Contrave(TM) (combination of naltrexone sustained release [SR]...

Eating Is Addictive: Study
2014-09-11 03:53:37

University of Edinburgh People can become addicted to eating for its own sake but not to consuming specific foods such as those high in sugar or fat, research suggests. An international team of scientists has found no strong evidence for people being addicted to the chemical substances in certain foods. The brain does not respond to nutrients in the same way as it does to addictive drugs such as heroin or cocaine, the researchers say. Instead, people can develop a psychological...

Study Ties Body Fat And Eating Habits To Differences In Brain Chemistry
2014-09-11 03:41:50

National Institutes of Health People who are obese may be more susceptible to environmental food cues than their lean counterparts due to differences in brain chemistry that make eating more habitual and less rewarding, according to a National Institutes of Health study published in Molecular Psychiatry. Researchers at the NIH Clinical Center found that, when examining 43 men and women with varying amounts of body fat, obese participants tended to have greater dopamine activity in the...

2014-09-11 08:28:13

Physical activity alone is not enough to reach weight loss goals; New technology integration pairs activity tracking with Weight Watchers tools and support to make smart food choices NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) is announcing today seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, bringing millions of fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight loss experience. Making changes to...

2014-09-11 08:27:41

New Medication for Obese Adults, or Overweight Adults with at Least One Weight-Related Comorbid Condition DEERFIELD, Ill., and LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) jointly announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI) extended-release tablets as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for...

2014-09-10 23:11:53

Dr. Alex Martin, who is the MD of MetroMD, spelt out the competitive features of the SmartLipo against the traditional liposuction procedure. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Now people in L.A. and Hollywood area with embarrassing flab and bulging tummies have something to cheer about. Metro MD, the famous HGH therapy clinic, has added the SmartLipo service to their huge montage of health, fitness, anti-aging and body regeneration services. The newly introduced SmartLipo in Los...

2014-09-10 08:30:23

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. and SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eisai Inc. and Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARNA) announced today that data from the Phase 3 clinical trial program for BELVIQ(® )(lorcaserin HCl) CIV will be presented at the American Society of Bariatric Physicians' (ASBP) 64(th) Annual Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium taking place September 10-13, 2014, in Austin, Texas. "These data presentations continue to support Eisai's efforts to foster a greater...


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International Journal of Obesity
2012-05-14 15:47:25

The International Journal of Obesity (IJO) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. As of May 2012, the editors-in-chief are RL Atkinson and I MacDonald. The journal addresses the development and treatment of obesity, and the functional impairments associated with the obese state. It publishes basic science and clinical studies that address the biochemical, epidemiological, genetical, molecular, metabolic, nutritional, physiological, psychological and...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'