Dzidek Sabat

Dzidek Sabat

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High-fat diet can result in cognitive decline

A high fat diet can stimulate our immune cells to interfere with the connections between our neurones in our brain, known as synapses. This is the result of a study, originating in Georgia, USA that found that obesity causes chronic inflammation which...
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Bariatric surgery alters your food cravings

A new study claims that weight loss surgery can alter the reward pathways in your brain and therefore limit your sugar intake. Patients often report a change in food preferences after they undergo bariatric surgery, but clinicians have never really been...
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The fatter you are, the harder it is burn fat

The fatter you are, the more your body produces a protein that inhibits the ability to burn fat. An international team of researchers have published a study in Nature Communication that suggests a protein called sLR11 acts to suppress the process of thermogenesis....
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Weight loss BEFORE pregnancy can reduce infant death

Being a healthy weight before being pregnant, whilst gaining an appropriate amount of weight during pregnancy, reduces the risk of the baby dying in its first year. This comes from a study by the Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health that explored...
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Clinicians not seeing obesity through the eyes of the patient

There is a deep disconnect between the way patients perceive obesity, and their healthcare providers. This is based on a recent qualitative study, due to be released in 2016; it suggests that clinicians are far too scientific in their understanding, and...
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Bariatric surgery has lasting health benefits for teens

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that bariatric surgery can drastically reduce weight-related health problems in teens. The study is the first report from the Teen-Longitudinal Assessment of Bariatric Surgery (Teen-LABS)...
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We just can’t STAND this obesity problem anymore!

A study led by the American Cancer society has found that standing for one quarter of your day, while performing your normal daily activities, is linked to a reduced likelihood of obesity. It is widely known that sedentary behaviours are not conducive...
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Are junk food and fizzy drinks really to blame for obesity?

Whilst junk food and fizzy drinks have often been portrayed as the villains in the fight against obesity, they may not be the leading causes of obesity according to a new study published in Obesity Science & Practice. Researchers reviewed a nationally...
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Are gut bacteria the cause of metabolic syndrome?

Too much bacteria in the gut changes the way the body processes fat, and could therefore lead to the development of metabolic syndrome, according to new research. Metabolic syndrome is 3 or more of obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood...
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