Obesity

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JOGGING AND FIVE OTHER EXERCISES WARD OFF WEIGHT GAIN DESPITE ‘OBESITY GENES’

For those with a genetic predisposition to obesity, partaking in six specific types of exercise can help combat weight gain. Jogging, yoga, power walking, certain types of dancing and mountain climbing can help reduce BMI in those with a predisposition to obesity. Surprisingly, cycling, swimming, and games like Dance Dance Revolution did not counteract the genetic effects on obesity. READ MORE…
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SUPERVISED FUN AND EXERCISE BOTH PROVIDE PSYCHOSOCIAL BENEFIT TO CHILDREN WITH OBESITY

While exercise alone may improve health and reduce weight in children at risk of obesity, it does not always improve psychosocial health. Overweight children who participated in regular supervised sedentary activities, such as playing board games or painting, showed improvements in depressive symptoms and anger reduction. Combining exercise with sedentary activities could help improve mood and combat obesity. READ MORE…
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DIETARY FATS ENTERING THE BRAIN MAY EXPLAIN LINK BETWEEN OBESITY AND DEPRESSION: MOUSE STUDY

A mechanism that links exposure to high-fat diets in mice to changes in hypothalamic function which leads to depression has been identified. Saturated fatty acids enter the brain via the bloodstream, where they accumulate and affect key signaling pathways associated with the development of depression. READ MORE…
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BREAST MILK ANALYSES SHOW NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR REDUCING RISK OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY

Maternal obesity is associated with differences in breast milk composition from that of mothers with a lower BMI. The variations of the metabolites may contribute to a higher risk of childhood obesity in children whose mothers are overweight. The findings point to a potential breast milk dependent mechanism for the mother-child transmission of obesity. READ MORE…
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PEOPLE WITH OBESITY OFTEN FEEL ‘DEHUMANIZED’

Study reveals people often discriminate against those who suffer from obesity to a point of dehumanization. Those who blatantly ‘dehumanize’ those who are overweight are more likely to support health policies that discriminate against people because of their weight. READ MORE…

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connie dello buono

Health educator, author and enterpreneur motherhealth@gmail.com or conniedbuono@gmail.com ; cell 408-854-1883 Helping families in the bay area by providing compassionate and live-in caregivers for homebound bay area seniors. Blogs at www.clubalthea.com Currently writing a self help and self cure ebook to help transform others in their journey to wellness, Healing within, transform inside and out. This is a compilation of topics Connie answered at quora.com and posts in this site.

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