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Psychology and Obesity

Psychology of Obesity

The American Psychological Association is talking about obesity and how psychology may provide some answers. Kelly Brownell, director of theRuddCenterfor Food Policy & Obesity atYaleUniversity, stated that there are no longer appropriate boundaries around eating. It has become acceptable to … Continue reading

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Obesity Is Second To Smoking As A Risk Factor For Cancer.

Smoking, Obesity, Alchohol and Cancer

While smoking is clearly the largest cause of cancer (especially when combined with heavy drinking) that can be controlled, excess weight also increases the risk for many forms of cancer.  Although this study was conducted inEngland, they experience similar rates … Continue reading

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Brain’s Response to Images of Food Predicts Amount Eaten

Images of Food

A new study shows that overeating is linked, in part, to both the reward area of the brain and to self-control. The brain’s response to seeing an image of food has a greater impact on the amount of food a … Continue reading

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Move More and Live Longer

Move More and Live Longer

I’m not sure that we needed another study to tell us this, but we got it anyway. A new study found that sitting too much is a serious health threat. The study found that Americans are inactive about 55% of … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes Study

Weight Loss Surgery and Diabetes Study

A new study found that ninety-two percent of patients had a reversal of their type 2 diabetes after gastric bypass surgery. Those who lost the most weight and maintained that weight loss had the best opportunity to keep their diabetes … Continue reading

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