by Paul Boisvert, PhD
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 Epidemiology-                                                            
Millions of Overweight People Unaware of Cardiometabolic Dangers  25 Feb
Experts meeting at the 2nd International Congress on Abdominal Obesity (ICAO) today issued a warning that millions of individuals around the globe are at risk from the cardiometabolic consequences of being overweight. Worryingly, the experts suggest that these people are not being identified by their doctors.

Etiology – Determinants                                                       –

Interview with Denis Richard chair of the CIHR Research Chair in Obesity at Université Laval explains its research projects on neuropeptides and the regulation by the brain of the energy balance that controls hunger and energy expenditure and explains the etiology of obesity
Eating More Calories Increases Weight (In Most People – but not in everybody)  AM Sharma 21 Feb
Energy Balance Scale: simple but Completely Wrong Depiction!. According to the laws of physics when [calories in] exceed [calories out] people gain weight. Unfortunately, when you actually deal with people (read: biological systems), this simple law is anything but simple. This is because, thanks to complex biological feedback mechanisms, designed by nature to keep us alive and thriving, changing caloric intake in turn affects caloric expenditure and vice-versa.
Brain Insulin Plays Critical Role In The Development Of Diabetes And Obesity  17 Feb
Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have discovered a novel function of brain insulin, indicating that impaired brain insulin action may be the cause of the unrestrained lipolysis that initiates and worsens type 2 diabetes in humans. The research is published this month in the journal Cell Metabolism.

Complications                                                                 
Studies suggest the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages can be linked to the risk of type 2 diabetes
Millions Of Overweight People Unaware Of Cardiometabolic Dangers 26 Feb

Treatment                                                       
Yo-yo diets: Scientists discover key protein which piles the weight back on :  24 Feb
Gastric bypass better than Lap-Band: study  21 Feb
A study of the two most popular weight-loss surgeries found obese diabetics who had gastric bypass surgery lost 64 percent of their excess weight after a year, compared with 36 percent in those treated with Allergan Inc’s Lap-Band device, researchers said
End of the yo-yo diet? Scientists discover key protein which piles the weight back on  24 Feb
Yo-yo dieters who pile on the pounds as soon as they relax their regime could soon be offered a helping hand. Obesity doctors believe they can spot which women will be more vulnerable to weight gain after coming off a diet, after linking the characteristic to levels of a protein in their blood called angiotensin-converting enzyme.
Obese are treated for pre-diabetes, dyslipidemia and hypertension, but not treated for the cause, their adiposity  25 Feb
HCG pills is a naturally hormone that tells the hypothalamus when to cause the body using up its fat stores cells.:  1 March

Management        
                                                  
My Healthy Waist – a comprehensive risk assessment tool apps for iPad:  25 Feb
Update on management of atherogenic dyslipidemia of insulin resistance, obesity, and type 2 diabetes… (Slideshow)
Studies Find Clinicians Important Influencers To Help Overweight And Obese Patients Deal With Weight And Related Health Issues… 28 Feb Lifestyle counseling by nurse practitioners did not lead to significantly better prevention of weight gain compared with general practitioners. In the majority in both groups, lifestyle counseling succeeded in preventing (further) weight gain Archives of Internal Medicine

Nutrition – Diet                                                  
Realism or cop-out? Marion Nestle on « Let’s Move, » one year later, and their dealings with Wal-Mart. 23 Fev

 Physical Activity-                                                    –
Focus On How, Not Why To Increase Physical Activity 22 Feb
In a new study, University of Missouri researchers found that healthy adults who received interventions focused on behavior-changing strategies significantly increased their physical activity levels. Conversely, interventions based on cognitive approaches, which try to change knowledge and attitudes, did not improve physical activity.
3,000 Steps Five Days A Week Wards Off Diabetes   13 Jan
If you walk three thousand steps a day, five days each week, your chances of developing diabetes and becoming obese are significantly reduced, Australian researchers report in the BMJ (British Medical Journal).

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New column about our friends at McDonald’s successful attempt to turn oatmeal into junk food:

Dr Paul Boisvert, PhD
Exercise Physiologist (PhD), Kinesiologist, Nutrition specialist, Weight loss expert, Communication (Analyst reporter), Coordinator CIHR Obesity Research Chair at Universite Laval
Mission :Inform people about food, physical activity and weight management so they I can help them to make better choice in terms of healthier lifestyle habits.