weight loss

Adolescents show decreased risk for cardiovascular disease after bariatric surgery
Adolescents show decreased risk for cardiovascular disease after bariatric surgery (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Adolescents with severe obesity who had bariatric surgery showed significant improvements in cardiovascular disease risk factors, according to the most recent “Teen Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery” (Teen-LABS) study, published online by Pediatrics. Prior to bariatric surgery, 33 percent of ... Read More »

Australia’s first family obesity service opens
Australia’s first family obesity service opens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australia’s first family-centred, multidisciplinary clinic to help mums, dads and kids tackle obesity and achieve a healthy weight was officially opened by NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard. Mr Hazzard said the Nepean Blue Mountains Family Obesity Service was unique because ... Read More »

Light exposure and kids’ weight
Light exposure and kids’ weight (3 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5)

A world-first study revealing light exposure plays a role in the weight of preschool children has been published by international research journal PLOS ONE. PhD student Cassandra Pattinson and colleagues Simon Smith, Alicia Allan, Sally Staton and Karen Thorpe studied ... Read More »

Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons
Overweight teens lose weight for the right reasons (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Most heavy teens’ attempts to lose weight don’t work, but a new study shows a big secret of those who do succeed. They do it more for their own sake rather than to impress their peers or please their parents. ... Read More »

Kids not negatively impacted by weight management programs
Kids not negatively impacted by weight management programs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Weight management programs for overweight children do not negatively impact body satisfaction, research shows. Published in Appetite, researchers at Monash University investigated changes in body perception and satisfaction in overweight and obese children aged five to nine-years-old participating in a weight ... Read More »

False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone
False perceptions of body weight put new mums in diabetes danger zone (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

An alarming number of new mums who develop increased blood sugar levels during pregnancy are placing themselves at heightened risk of long-term diabetes because of false perceptions of their own weight and health risk. Research by University of Western Sydney School ... Read More »

GP Q/A: Getting your old body back after childbirth
GP Q/A: Getting your old body back after childbirth (7 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Reader question Dear Dr Joe, My baby is 2 months old now and I want to get my old body back. I’ve always been a healthy weight, but healthy food, light exercise and breastfeeding alone aren’t working. I don’t want to ... Read More »

Weight loss improves sexual function, not fertility
Weight loss improves sexual function, not fertility (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Losing weight does not lead to improved fertility in women, but does improve sexual function, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. “Obesity in women has been linked to lack of ovulation and thus infertility,” said Richard Legro, professor ... Read More »

 
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