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 Epidemiology- Evaluation                                                    
Americans are living longer, but obesity and diabetes are rising. MyHealthyWaist  14 June
Obesity Research and Prevention News Review: June 3, 2011

Etiology – Determinants                                                      
Obese people have higher amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids in their adipose tissues than their non obese twin. :  7 June

Relationship Between Daytime Sleepiness And Increased Craving For Carbs Among Teens 14 June
Why Big Fat Cells May Cause Inflammation  AM Sharma 9 June
as adipocytes increase in size, the composition of their lipid membrane phospholipid composition changes in a manner that may make these cells more prone to triggering inflammatory pathways.
Complications                                                                 
Exercise augments weight loss induced improvement in renal function in obese metabolic syndrome individuals. MyHealthyWaist 7 June
Treatment                                                       
Treatment option  on obesity: Hospital in Toronto now offers drastic option for obese 12-year-olds via @nationalpost 12 June
Orexigen puts obesity drug development on hold: 3 June

Management                                                          
Psychological approaches key to tackling obesity – report: 7 June
Preventing weight gain by sleeping more (7-8h a night)  AM Sharma 14 June
How to Choose a Commercial Weight-Loss Program  AM Sharma 10 June
More importantly, weight management programs should, if possible address the root cause of the problem

 Policy – Prevention – Regulations                                
Policy change is needed to change the physical environment that people live in to help them make healthier choices: Appetite4Profit M Simon  7 June

 Children-Pediatrics                                                
Higher Adherence To Dash-Style Diet Reduces Excess Weight Gain In Adolescent Girls  7 June

 Nutrition – Diet                                                        
DASH diet limits weight gain among teen girls  7 June
The Diet confusion of the low-fat versus low-carb battless is over : 10 June
focus on nutrient-dense, fiber-rich carbohydrates, sources of unsaturated fats, low-fat dairy, and lean protein
Eat more sugar-free, low-fat dessert, lose weight:  9 June

 Physical Activity- Sedentarity                                   –
Exercise augments weight loss induced improvement in renal function in obese metabolic syndrome individualsMyHealthyWaist  7 June

 Behaviour – Consumption                                          
Skipping breakfast raises your risk of obesity by 450%! Make sure you choose the right morning meal:  27 May

REPORT: Obesity in the UK: A psychological perspective: British Psychological Society 7 June
Dieters More Likely to Trust Food Name Packaging Rather than the Ingredients:  9 June
Accepting Different Body Types, But Not Embracing Obesity – Better Health:  14 June

Industry -Marketing                                

CSPI’s class action suit v. VItamin Water–violates jelly bean rule–goes to mediation. 7 June
Dieters More Likely to Trust Food Name Packaging Rather than the Ingredients:  9 June