The USPSTF recommended in an article in JAMA this week that children ages 6 and older be screened for obesity.
Research presented by Dr Christian Benedict from Uppsala University, Swedenat the European Congress of Endocrinology in Lisbon, May 2017 discusses how disrupted sleep patterns can predispose to weight gain.
Study demonstrates that physical exercise at various tempos is useful for improving physical fitness, developing motor skills, and thus probably preventing obesity complications.
Benefits of a regular vs irregular rhythm-based training programme on physical fitness and motor skills in obese girls.
A recent study found that “overweight adolescents restricted from sugar intake consume greater amounts of sugar when they are later given access to high-sugar foods”.
Sugar Restriction Leads to Increased Ad Libitum Sugar Intake by Overweight Adolescents in an Experimental Test Meal Setting.
A New England Journal of Medicine study of adults 65 or older found that weight loss plus combined aerobic and resistance training provided greater improvement in physical function and reduction of frailty than either intervention alone.
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A British Medical Journal study concluded “the DASH diet may provide an attractive preventive dietary approach for men at risk of gout”.
Some authors suggest compressing our meals into an 8 hour period can help control weight and improve our overall metabolic health.