Fat Cells are more Active in People who Stay Slim

Research Paper Title Persistent low body weight in humans is associated with higher mitochondrial activity in white adipose tissue Background Constitutional thinness (CT) is a state of low but stable body weight (BMI ≤18 kg/m2). CT subjects have normal-range hormonal profiles and food intake but exhibit resistance to weight gain despite living in the modern… Read More

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Pre-treatment Weight Gain & Clinical Care

Research Paper Title Self-report versus objective measurement of weight history: implications for pre-treatment weight gain. Background There is increasing concern that patients gain considerable weight in the year prior to treatment and that outcomes may not reflect true treatment losses. To date, we know little about the accuracy of self-reported weight change prior to treatment.… Read More

What are the Weight Management Experiences of Overweight & Obese RN Personnel?

Research Paper Title Weight Management Experiences of Overweight and Obese Royal Navy Personnel. Abstract Interviews with 21 overweight and obese Royal Navy (RN) personnel were conducted to understand their perceived facilitators and barriers to weight management. It was found that the following themes were perceived as relevant to participants’ weight management experiences in the RN: The naval environment and… Read More

Fatherhood & Weight Gain: Up or Down?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal Study of Body Mass Index in Young Males and the Transition to Fatherhood. Background Despite a growing understanding that the social determinants of health have an impact on body mass index (BMI), the role of fatherhood on young men’s BMI is understudied. This longitudinal study examined BMI in young men over… Read More

Fast Food & Weight Gain

Consuming fast food more than twice a week has a strongly positive association with weight gain and doubles the risk of insulin resistance. Reference Pereira, M.A., Kartashov, A.I., Ebbeling, C.B., Van Horn, L., Slattery, M.L., Jacobs, D.R. (2005) Fast-food Habits, Weight Gain, and Insulin Resistance (the CARDIA study): 15-year Prospective Analysis. Lancet. 365, pp.36-42.

Research: Sleep, Food & Weight Gain

It takes just five consecutive days of inadequate sleep to increase food intake in excess of energy needs, leading to weight gain. Scientists found that average expenditure of energy per day increased by about 5% when participants were allowed to sleep for up to five hours, compared with a sleeping period of up to nine… Read More