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  • Weight Loss May Relieve Urinary Problems

    Source: DailyRx

    If you’ve got metabolic syndrome, you may have a raised risk for urinary tract symptoms like bladder leakage, having to urinate more often, having to get up at night to go and feeling an urgent need to go. And you may be able to fight those symptoms by losing weight.

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  • Obese Children s Brains More Responsive to Sugar

    Source: Bioscience Technology

    A new study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine finds that the brains of obese children literally light up differently when tasting sugar.

    Published online in International Journal of Obesity, the study does not show a causal relationship between sugar hypersensitivity and overeating but it does support the idea that the growing number of America s obese youth may have a heightened psychological reward response to food.

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  • Less Booze, More Veggies Might Lower Odds for Some Cancers

    Source: HealthDay

    Eating a plant-based diet and limiting your alcohol intake may help cut your risk for obesity-related cancers, a new study suggests.

    Excess body fat is believed to be linked with about one-third of cancers, including those of the gastrointestinal tract, reproductive organs, urinary tract, blood, bone, spleen and thyroid, the New York University researchers noted.

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  • Obesity not always linked with metabolic problems

    Source: Medical News Today

    The researchers, from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, recruited 20 obese participants who were asked to gain 15 lb in weight over several months. The findings of the study are published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

    The researchers then studied how the gain in weight affected the participants’ metabolism. Before and after gaining the weight, the participants’ abilities to regulate blood sugar and liver fat were measured, as were their body compositions and sensitivities to insulin.

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  • To reduce body fat, eating less fat may be more effective than eating less carbohydrate

    Source: Science Daily

    In adults with obesity, lowering dietary fat may lead to greater body fat loss than lowering dietary carbohydrate, a new study finds. The results will be presented in a poster Thursday, March 5, at ENDO 2015, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in San Diego.

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